So…I’ve been pretty obsessed with making bread lately. This is the last bread recipe for a while…okay, maybe for like a week. I can’t help it. I LOVE making bread these days. This recipe was for the kiddos…
My kids are pretty good eaters. They eat just about anything that we serve them, thank goodness! Since they are such good eaters, I try to make some of their favorites more often than not. My five year old has a deep love for cinnamon rolls. This child will sniff out a cinnamon roll miles away. I thought I’d take a spin on cinnamon rolls and make some cinnamon bread. This way she could have one of her favorites through the week because there is no way I am getting up early enough to make cinnamon rolls during the week! Mornings are way too crazy. I do have time to make cinnamon bread toast!
Cinnamon Swirl Bread (adapted slightly from The Pioneer Woman)
For the dough…
-1 cup milk
-6 Tablespoons butter
-2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
-1/3 cup sugar
-3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon salt
For the filling…
-1/3 cup sugar
-2 Tablespoons cinnamon
For the egg wash…
-2 Tablespoons milk
Melt the butter with milk in a small saucepan. Heat until very warm, but don’t let the mixture boil. Let the mixture cool until it is cool enough for you to put your finger in without scalding it. Stir yeast into the mixture and let sit for ten minutes.
In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt.
In the bowl of your electric mixer, mix the sugar and eggs until well combined. Pour in the yeast mixture and continue stirring. Add 1 1/2 cups of flour and combine. Then, add the rest of the flour. Mix to combine.
Using the dough hook, knead the dough for ten minutes. If the dough is super sticky, add a 1/4 cup flour and continue kneading for 5 more minutes.
After kneading is complete, spray a large bowl with oil. Place the dough in the bowl and turn the dough to coat. Cover the bowl in plastic wrap and leave in a warm place to rise for 2 hours.
After two hours is up, flour your counter. Dump the dough onto it and roll it out into a rectangle no wider than your loaf pan. Your dough will be about 2 feet long! When the dough is rolled out, melt 2 Tablespoons of butter. Brush the melted butter onto the dough. Then, mix the cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle onto the dough. Roll the dough into a spiral. Pinch the seam to seal it.
Grease the loaf pan. Place the dough seam side down into the greased pan. Cover the dough and pan with plastic wrap for two hours.
After two hours, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
After two hours, mix the egg and milk together and brush on the top of the dough.
Bake for 40 minutes.
After baking, take the bread from the pan and allow to cool.
Make this into toast. Or French Toast. Or just eat slice of it after it comes out of the oven. It’s kind of awesome.
My littles loved this!
I hope you have a great weekend!