Cinnamon Bread

27 Aug
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Like so many other yummy kitchen creations, this was the result of a lazy Saturday afternoon. It all started when my husband, oh-so casually, started off by saying, “You know what would be good…” He starts lots of trouble this way.

Cinnamon Bread

INGREDIENTS
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1/4 cup butter
4 cups bread flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons softened butter, divided
Egg and milk, for brushing
DIRECTIONS
  1. Place milk, eggs, 1/4 cup butter, bread flour, sugar, salt, and yeast into a bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer, select the dough setting, and start the machine. Let dough rise in the machine for an additional 30 minutes after the cycle is finished. Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface and punch down. Let dough rest for 10 minutes.
  2. Mix walnuts (if using), 1/3 cup sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl; set aside.
  3. Divide dough in half and roll each half into a rectangle about 9×14 inches. Spread 2 tablespoons of softened butter over the top of each dough rectangle and evenly sprinkle dough with half the walnut mixture. Roll dough rectangles, starting from the short ends, and pinch seams closed.
  4. Grease 2 9×5-inch loaf pans with butter. Fit the rolled loaves into the loaf pans with seam sides down. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until nearly doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  6. Mix an egg with milk, and brush over the top of each loaf. Bake for 40 minutes on a middle/lower rack in the oven. Let bread cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to finish cooling on wire racks.

Adapted from Allrecipes.com

Cinnamon Bread
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One Response to “Cinnamon Bread”

  1. Me September 30, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    Wow, this bread looks absolutely delicious! You did a really nice job with it!

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