Monday, May 2, 2011

Cinnamon Bread

Cinnamon Bread was the first yeast dough recipe that I ever made, 
and it holds a special place in my heart. 
Sadly, there is no place in Big D.'s heart for cinnamon. 
I think it might have something to do with an unfortunate accident
 between some cinnamon and chulent
(Note to self: Do NOT  put cinnamon in chulent. Ever.)
Either way, let us all take a moment of silence for this sad, sad fact. 


Ok. Done.
On a more positive note, that means there is all the  more cinnamon bread for me!
Now let's make some awesome cinnamon bread.
 If you haven't tasted cinnamon bread, you are missing out.
So, we must fix that ASAP. And if you think its the same thing as Cinnamon Rolls
you are sadly mistaken.
Cinnamon Rolls are pastries, sweet and sticky and belong with a cup of coffee.
Cinnamon Bread is really a bread, with a touch of sweetness. It is delicious in a tuna sandwich or french toast, as well as with plain cream cheese, or melted cheese. 
And here it is:

Cinnamon Bread                                                               adapted from ThePioneerWoman.Com

          1 cup
     milk/soy milk

  •       6 tablespoons
  • 2 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast

  • 2 whole

  • ⅓ cups

  • 3 ½ cups
     all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon

  • ⅓ cups

  • 2 tablespoons

  • egg and milk, mixed together, for brushing

Melt butter/margarine with milk. Heat until very warm, but don’t boil. Allow to cool until still warm to the touch, but not hot. Sprinkle yeast over the top, stir gently, and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
Combine flour and salt.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix sugar and eggs with the paddle attachment until combined. Pour in milk/butter/yeast mixture and stir to combine. Add half the flour mixture and beat on medium speed until combined. Add the other half and beat until combined.
Switch to the dough hook attachment and beat/knead dough on medium speed for ten minutes. If dough is overly sticky, add 1/4 cup flour and beat again for 5 minutes.
Heat a metal or glass mixing bowl so it’s warm. Drizzle in a little canola oil, then toss the dough in the oil to coat. Cover bowl in plastic wrap and set it in a warm, hospitable place for at least 2 hours.
Turn dough out onto the work surface. Roll into a neat rectangle no wider than the loaf pan you’re going to use, and about 18 to 24 inches long. Smear with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Mix sugar and cinnamon together, then sprinkle evenly over the butter-smeared dough. Starting at the far end, roll dough toward you, keeping it tight and contained. Pinch seam to seal.
Smear loaf pan with softened butter. Place dough, seam down, in the pan. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Mix a little egg with milk, and smear over the top. Bake for 40 minutes on a middle/lower rack in the oven.
Remove from the pan and allow bread to cool.


  1. Whats wrong with this Big D guy.

  2. LOL to the comment above and to the CINNAMON in the Chulent! That will go down in F Family history forever!

  3. I don't even understand how a person could not LOVE cinnamon bread. It's the ultimate treat in my book. In our household, we lick the plates clean and fight over every last crumb! :)

  4. Oh this looks sooo good...sometimes all you need is a little touch of sweetness!

  5. with lots of buttah!

  6. Your picture of the cinnamon bread is fabulous! Makes me want it right now! Just thought I'd point out though, the salt is missing in your directions. I'm guessing it goes in with the flour. I'm excited to make it all the same.

  7. Thanks for sharing this delicious bread recipe. Best wishes...

  8. Just put my first attempt of this into the oven. Smells so good

  9. I would make this tomorrow if we didn't have less than a teaspoon of cinnamon in the house currently! My Penzeys spice order is in the mail though, so once I get my cinnamon, this is the first thing I'm making. Yummm.

  10. Your bread has not risen correctly and it's raw in the middle. This is a poor example of cinnamon bread, I won't be trying this recipe!

    1. I'm sorry you won't be trying the recipe. I guess everyone has different tastes for cinnamon bread. While I prefer chewy cinnamon bread, you must be a fan of a drier version.

    2. Personally, I think this cinnamon bread is PERFECTION!!


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