Cinnamon Toast Overnight Artisan Bread

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Cinnamon Toast Overnight Artisan Bread



  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 430 Grams All purpose flour
  • 2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Heaping tsp Instant yeast
  • 1 1/2 Cups Warm water


  • Make the cinnamon sugar butter by combining cinnamon, sugar and butter in a small bowl.
  • Add the flour, salt and yeast to a bowl and whisk together. Make a well in the center of the bowl and add the water. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to stir together until the water is incorporated. The dough will be very wet and sticky.
  • Add spoonfuls of the cinnamon sugar butter to the dough. Use your spatula or wooden spoon to swirl in the mixture. Don't completely blend the mixture, rather leave small pockets of of cinnamon sugar butter throughout the dough.
  • Cover the dough with a towel or plastic wrap and let rise overnight. Anywhere from 12-18 hours is perfect.
  • Preheat the oven to 450°f and place a rack in the middle of the oven. Place a piece of parchment paper on your work surface and lightly flour. Drop the dough onto the parchment paper and shape into a ball. Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and let rise for one hour.
  • While the dough is rising, place your dutch oven with the lid on in the preheated oven for half an hour.
  • If you like, you can make a slash in the top of the loaf with a knife. Very carefully pull your dutch oven out of the oven and remove the lid. Grab the corners of your parchment paper and place the loaf inside the dutch oven, paper and all, and place the lid on the dutch oven. Place the dutch oven in the oven and set a timer for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove the lid and continue baking for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the dutch oven from the oven and carefully take the loaf out of the dutch oven (I like to use a pair of tongs for this). Let cool at least 10 minutes before slicing.

If you are like me, you are likely familiar with the inspiration that comes to you just before you fall asleep at night. You think, “That’s a great idea. I will certainly remember this revelation tomorrow” and, without fail, completely forget your plan. Tired of losing all my pre-sleep induced ideas to the empty void of night, I decided to keep a notebook on my nightstand to quickly jot these concepts down.

As you can imagine, most of these “revelations” are non-sensical. As I look back through my journal I see where I hastily wrote things like, “karaoke hype team” and “pet-friendly bar – cockatails.” One note in particular I’ve been pondering this week just says, “self-buttering toast.” A device that butters your toast? Toast that butters itself from the inside out? Alas, I believe the true intention of this musing is beyond me.

However, this did inspire me to try a new way to make my Overnight Artisan Bread that I love dearly. In the first stages of this loaf, I make a mix of cinnamon, sugar and butter and swirl that throughout the dough. this creates little pockets of flavor throughout the loaf. As it bakes, your home will be filled with the delicious scent of cinnamon toast.

The bread itself has just a kiss of flavor. Enough to remind you of the cinnamon toast of your childhood, but not enough to overwhelm you with sweetness. The flavor is enhanced even more by toasting the bread, and can be topped with more cinnamon sugar and butter for perfect little pick-me-up.