Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cinnamon Bread Stick with Chocolate Sauce

These cinnamon bread sticks are so easy  to make. The dough needs only one rising, and you can enjoy these in less than two hours. Make it in the early afternoon, and by tea-time, you'll have these Cinnamons Sticks to enjoy with a cup of warm tea.

The risen dough is rolled out and divided into four equal sections. Brush the top with some oil, (I used canola), and scatter with half the mixture of demerara sugar and cinnamon, pressing the mixture down lightly. Then place the dough onto a baking sheet with the cinnamon-sugar mixture facing down. Repeat with the top, brushing with oil and scatter with the balance half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Using a dough scraper, divide each piece into 3 pieces, totalling 12 pieces. You may need to adjust the positions of the pieces on the baking tray, spacing them a little. Bake in a preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, (mine took about 18 minutes), until golden.

Transfer the baked Cinnamon Sticks to a wire rack to cool slightly.

There's a chocolate sauce in the recipe, but I have opted an easy way out of using some leftover chocolate syrup instead... I was lazy and I do not like to melt chocolate, I hate to do the cleaning up!

which is not a good idea... it did not have that "umph"! My daughter was rather silent when she ate this.... So I took out THE chocolate sauce....

Good old Nutella to the rescue! What a difference it made! The breadstick are yummy with Nutella!

Back into the fridge the chocolate syrup went! We ate the rest of the bread sticks with Nutella. These bread sticks are best eaten while still warm, while they are soft. They get a little stale when they have cooled down. If you are making these, either make the chocolate sauce, or use Nutella instead!

Cinnamon Bread Sticks With Chocolate Sauce
(adapted from the independent, Bill Granger)
300gm/10oz strong white bread flour, plus extra for kneading
1 tsp instant yeast
1 tsp caster sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp light-flavoured oil, plus extra for greasing
3 tbsp demerara sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon

For the chocolate sauce :
150gm/5oz plain chocolate, broken into small pieces
4 tbsp double cream
2 tsp ground cinnamon

Put the flour, yeast, sugar and salt into a bowl, stir to combine. Make a well in the center, then pour in 200ml/7fl oz of tepid water and stir to form a soft dough.
Tip out on to a lightly floured work surface and knead for 10 minutes. Place in an oiled bowl, cover with a cloth and set aside for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas6 and lightly grease an oven tray. Combine the demerara sugar and cinnamon. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and stretch it out to about 20cm x 20cm.
Brush it with oil then scatter with half the sugar-and-cinnamon mix, pushing the mixture down lightly, then place the dough sugared-side down on the prepared oven tray.
Brush with oil and top with the remaining sugar-and-cinnamon mix and cut into 12 lengths. Separate the sticks slightly and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until cooked through and crisp. Transfer to a wire rack.
For the chocolate sauce, put all the ingredients in a small pan over a very low heat. Stir occasionally, until the chocolate has melted. Stir in a pinch of salt. Serve the warm bread sticks with the chocolate sauce on the side.


I'm linking this post to Cook Like A Star, All-Stars Anniversary Party, hosted by Zoe of Bake For Happy KidsMich of Piece of Cake and Joyce of Kitchen Flavours.
(click on any of the hostess blog for further info and to link your posts)

All-Stars Anniversary Party featured chefs :  Ina Garten, Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, Curtis Stone, Ree Drummond, Bill Granger, Masterchefs, Martha Stewart, Delia Smith, Donna Hay



  1. Joyce, I like this! Not such a good idea when I am still on diet hah...hah...

  2. I would have chosen the nutella too:D certainly looks more delicious! Phong Hong always said she's on diet but I still find such delicious bakes on her blog lol!

  3. I would opt for Nutella too!!! kekekek!!!

  4. my favourite .
    thanks for sharing .

  5. my kids would love this! Heck- i would love this and do! So can;t wait to try it

  6. hm..reminds me of some cinnamon doughnuts! i think i will like it even without nutella or sauce, just dunk them into kopi!

  7. I'm seldom made cinnamon bread, my kids don't like it but they are Nutella lover!

  8. YUM! This looks good & decadent with nutella . ;)

  9. What a treat to have freshly baked cinnamon sticks! Love the idea of dipping them into Nutella :)

  10. Those cinnamon bread sticks are just amazing, drooling here..

  11. Joyce, are these a little crunchy in the centre?

  12. They are like a healthier version of churros -- love it!

  13. Joyce , even with(out) Nutella , I can eat it all by my lonesome :D

  14. Joyce, this is a nice treat. Good even without a sauce, I'm sure! I bet it smells amazing while baking.
    Thank you for sharing!

  15. Hi Joyce,

    These bread sticks look like the healthy non-fried version of churros! With nutella and chocolate, YUM!!!!