Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

For my younger sister's birthday she specially requested this for her breakfast. Cinnamon Swirl bread. The bread is a simple recipe but the surprise is inside. You roll cinnamon and sugar inside the bread before you bake it. So you see the perfect swirls when you cut into it. We like to toast ours on a cookie sheet in the oven and spread butter over it while it's still hot. Yum!

1 package (or 1 tbsp.) active dry yeast
1/4 c. warm water

2 c. milk, warm
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. shortening
2 tsp. salt
7-1/2 to 8 c. flour
2 slightly-beaten eggs

Mix yeast and water together and let set. Combine next four ingredients; cool to lukewarm. Add 3 c. of the flour; mix well. Stir in yeast and eggs; mix well. Add enough of remaining flour to make a soft dough. Turn out on lightly floured surface. Knead till smooth (8 to 10 minutes), or if you have a mixer with a dough hook, let that do the kneading for you for 8 to 10 minutes. Place in lightly greased bowl, turning once to grease surface. Cover and it rise in warm place till double (1-1/2 to 2 hours). Punch down and divide dough in thirds. Cover and let rest 1o minutes. Roll each half in 15x7-inch rectangle, about 1/2 inch thick. Spread softened butter over the dough and spread some cinnamon and sugar thickly on top. Carefully roll each rectangle up beginning on the narrow side. Seal long edge. Place sealed edge down in 3 greased 91/2x5x3-inch loaf pan. Let rise till almost double. (45 to 60 minutes). Bake at moderate over (375 degrees) 35 to 40 minutes or until done. Turn out of pans and let cool on rack. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Yum! Sounds good. Can't wait to see ya again! Lets see... fresh cinnamon swirl bread for breakfast, rhubarb crunch for lunch...

Kiwifruit said...

Hey Dagmar! I forgot to mention the scones for snack!

Kiwifruit said...

By the way, can I link to your blog?

sleepingdragon80 said...

That sounds really good! I will have to try this one out some time. Keep the recipies coming!

Anonymous said...

So Good

Dagmar said...

Kiwifruit- Yes, I would be honored if you'd link me. I have already linked you. : ]

Sleeping Dragon- I'm glad you like my recipes.