Cinnamon Bread with Bulgur Wheat (for Professional Bakers)

Bulgur Soaker:

  • 8 oz. # 2 Medium or #3 Coarse Bulgur wheat (20 Bakers %)
  • 2 lb. water (80 Bakers %)

Dough:

  • 1 oz. active dry yeast (2.5 Bakers %)
  • 4 oz., water (10 Bakers %)
  • 2 lb. 8 oz. bread or all purpose flour (100 Bakers %)
  • 4 oz. non-fat dried milk powder (10 Bakers %)
  • 4 oz. sugar (10 Bakers %)
  • 1 oz. salt (2.5 Bakers %)
  • 6 oz. butter (15 Bakers %)
  • 8 oz. sugar (20 Bakers %)
  • 1/2 oz. (1 tbsp.) cinnamon (.6 Bakers %)
  1. Desired dough temperature is 82 degrees.
  2. For the bulgur, bring water to a boil; add bulgur and butter and soak for 3 hours.
  3. For the dough, combine dry ingredients in mixer with a dough hook. Add bulgur; mix in yeast, which has been dissolved in water. Mix on low speed for 10 minutes; mixture will be dry.
  4. Proof until double in bulk, divide into 1 1/2-lb. portions. Roll each portion into a rectangle, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Roll up, seal seams and fold ends under.
  5. Place the dough in a lightly oiled plastic tub, cover and leave covered in a warm area to rise for 20 minutes. Place on greased bun pans (4 to each 18 x 24 pan). Proof until double in size. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Allow to cool before slicing.

Yield: 6 lbs., 12-1/4 oz. (4 loaves at 1 lb., 8 oz. each) Recipe courtesy of Aaron Brown