Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread
1 cup lukewarm whey (water is fine, too)
2 1/4 teaspoons yeast
Cut 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) off the butter into small pieces. Add that butter to the mixer, along with the salt and vanilla, and continue kneading until the butter is completely incorporated and the dough is smooth, shiny, and elastic.
If the dough is still a little sticky, add a bit of flour, a tablespoon at a time, until the dough is tacky, but not sticky.
Drizzle some olive oil over the dough to coat it lightly on all sides, then cover the dough and let it rest until doubled, about an hour.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and spray some cooking spray into whatever pan, bowl, Bundt pan,or baking dish you plan on using. I used a round ceramic casserole.
Mix the sugar, honey powder and cinnamon in a bowl.
Flour your work surface and knead the dough briefly. Divide the dough into 4 pieces, then divide each of those into 4 pieces. Now you have 16 pieces of dough. Divide each of those into 2, 3, or 4 pieces, however you choose; it's fine to have different-sized pieces. In fact, I think it's more interesting.
A few at a time, put the pieces into the bowl with the cinnamon-sugar mixture and roll them around to coat, then put the pieces into your prepared pan. Don't press them down, just pile them in. Continue rolling an piling until all the bit are in the pan. Sprinkle any unused sugar-cinnamon mixture over the top.
Cover the pan with plastic wrap and set aside to rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
Cut the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter into pieces and drop them onto the top of the risen dough.