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Cinnamon bread with caramel butter dip recipe

BY James Martin

12th Oct 2021 Recipes

Cinnamon bread with caramel butter dip recipe

Celebrity chef James Martin shares a delectable offering from his latest book


Serves 8 

For the Dough:

500g strong bread flour

75g caster sugar

5g salt

2 x 7g sachets fast-action dried yeast

300ml full-fat milk

1 egg

2 tablespoons butter, melted, plus

extra for greasing

4 bananas, cut into quarters

For the caramel butter dip

200g butter, softened

397g dulce de leche

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Cinnamon bread


To make the dough, place all the ingredients, except the bananas, into the bowl of a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment. Knead for 5 minutes, then leave to prove somewhere warm for about 1 hour, or until the dough has doubled in size.

Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan)/400°F/gas 6 and grease a 30 x 20cm baking tin.

Divide the dough into 18 pieces and roll each piece into a ball.

Place next to each other in the tin and once again leave to prove for about 1 hour, or until the dough has doubled in size. Pop the bananas in between the dough balls and bake for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the dip by beating together the butter, dulce de leche and cinnamon.

Tip the bread onto a board, dot with half the caramel butter, serving the rest alongside for dipping. Serve warm.

James Martin book cover

BUTTER: Comforting, delicious, versatile, over 130 recipes celebrating butter by James Martin (Quadrille) Photography: John Carey

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