Monday, March 9, 2009

Cinnamon Swirl Bread


I made this bread yesterday and Erik told me that it was so good that I should open a bakery! Well, since that's not going to happen, here is the recipe so you can make some for yourself!

Cinnamon Swirl Bread
INGREDIENTS
1 cup warm milk (70 to 80 degrees F)
1/4 cup water (70 to 80 degrees F)
2 eggs
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
5 cups bread flour
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

FILLING:
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

**Next time I make this I am planning to double the filling.

GLAZE:
1 cup confectioners' sugar
4 teaspoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

**This glaze was a little thin and I like my glaze to fall somewhere between a glaze and a frosting, so I added about 1T butter and about another 1/2 C of powdered sugar and it came out just right!

DIRECTIONS
In bread machine pan, place the first eight ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons water or flour if needed).
When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Roll each portion into a 10-in. x 8-in. rectangle. Brush with butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough. Roll up tightly jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Pinch seams and ends to seal. Place seam side down in two greased 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes. Cover with foil; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until golden brown. Remove form pans to wire racks to cool completely. Combine glaze ingredients; spoon over loaves.

You can also view this recipe here www.allrecipes.com

**I didn't make this in my bread maker, I used my kitchenaid and it really was easy! Once the dough was made, I let it rise for an hour and then when I formed the loaves, I let it rise for another hour.

**It makes awesome toast too (Not that I ate 2 slices this morning slathered in butter and I would know first hand or anything...)

ENJOY!

5 fabulous comments:

Andrea said...

THis bread sounds really good. I might have to try making it into french toast.

Melanie said...

Yeah, I am trying that tomorrow. I will let you know how it goes. We must both be online right now...funny!

Tami said...

That looks tasty. I'm gonna have to try that.

becky said...

Looks DELICIOUS! If Erik likes this bread then I am definately going to make it! Looks easy enough. I don't have good luck with homemade bread . . . I'll let you know how it goes!

The Whitney News said...

Yummy! Nothing like the smell and taste of homemade bread!! I've also been practicing- I think my bread has finally turned out edible!!