Homemade Cinnamon Bread

20 04 2011

Since my homemade pizza dough went well it made me feel great about making homemade bread and dough. So much so that I thought I would give it another try and make The Pioneer Woman’s Homemade Cinnamon Bread. My husband immediately began thinking about making French Toast with it. I was happy with just toasting it and smearing it with some butter. What every you do with it it will be amazing because the bread is full of cinnamon.

Start off by melting the butter with the milk on the stove. Heat until very warm but don’t boil. I used my candy thermometer and heated it between 110o – 115o F. This way I knew that it wasn’t to hot to kill the yeast and not to cold that the yeast wouldn’t be activated. Once the butter is melted sprinkle in the yeast and stir gently. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes.

In a medium bowl mix your sugar and eggs together until combined. Pour in milk and yeast mixture and mix until combined. Add the flour and salt and mix until combined. Then you need to knead the dough for about 10 minutes. If you dough is too sticky add 1/4 cup more flour.

Heat a metal or glass mixing bowl so it is warm and drizzle with a little canola oil. Toss the dough in the bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Set in a warm place for at least 2 hours. I sat mine next to the oven and turned the oven on so that it would keep it warm. It should double in size after 2 hours.

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Turn the dough out onto the work surface. Roll into a rectangle now wider than the loaf pan you are going to use. Smear with 2 Tbsp. melted butter. Mix sugar and cinnamon together and then sprinkle evenly over the dough.

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Starting at the far end roll dough keeping it tight and contained. Pinch seam to seal. Smear loaf pan with softened butter. Place dough, seam side down, in the pan. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 2 hours.

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Preheat oven to 350o F. Mix a little egg with milk and smear over the top. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool. Once cool enjoy plain, toasted, as French Toast. The possibilities are endless.

Homemade Cinnamon Bread

~ 1 cup milk

~ 6 Tbsp. Butter

~ 2 1/2 tsp. Active Dry Yeast

~ 2 eggs

~ 1/3 cup sugar

~ 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

~ 1 tsp. salt

~ 1/3 cup sugar

~ 2 Tbsp. Cinnamon

~ egg and milk, mixed together, for brushing

1. Melt butter with milk. Heat until very warm but do not boil. Allow to cool until still warm to the touch. Sprinkle yeast over the top and stir gently. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.

2. In a large bowl mix sugar and eggs until combined. Pour in milk and yeast mixture and mix until combined. Add the flour and salt and mix until combined. Knead dough for 10 minutes. If your dough is to sticky add 1/4 cup more flour.

3. Heat a metal or glass mixing bowl so it is warm. Drizzle with a bit of canola oil then add the dough. Cover bowl in plastic wrap and set it in a warm place for at least 2 hours.

4. Turn dough out onto your work surface. Roll into a  rectangle no wider than the loaf pan you are going to use and about 18 to 24 inches long. Smear with 2 Tbsp. melted butter. Mix sugar and cinnamon together and the sprinkle evenly over the dough. Starting at one end roll the dough up keeping it tight and contained. Pinch seam to seal. Smear loaf pan with butter and then place dough seam side down in the pan. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 2 hours.

5. Preheat oven to 350o F. Mix a little egg with milk and smear over the top. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool.

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Homemade Cinnamon Bread

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