Cinnamon Swirl Bread
One of my favorite breads is cinnamon swirl bread. It’s absolutely wonderful when it’s fresh out of the oven and the cinnamon, brown sugar and butter is melted and fuses with the rich taste of fresh bread. It’s the most amazing and wonderful flavor combination. And a perfect breakfast for those weekend mornings.
This loaf didn’t quite get the circular swirls that I’m used to making (I let my little boy help) but it still tasted great and was just fine!
Frozen whole wheat or white bread dough
Homemade White Bread dough
1 cup warm water
2 tbsp white sugar
1 .25 oz package bread machine yeast
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 cups bread flour
1 tsp salt
Homemade Bread Directions
Place the water, sugar and yeast in the pan of the breadmaker machine. Allow to sit for 10 minutes until yeast fully dissolves and mixture foams. Add the oil, flour and salt to the yeast. Set bread maker to “dough” setting.
1 Stick butter, softened
For frozen bread dough: Thaw bread dough completely according to package directions before rolling dough.
For fresh bread dough: Mix together all ingredients from homemade white bread in a bread maker. Set the bread maker to “dough” setting. (Approximately 1 1/2 hours until completed).
Place dough on floured surface and roll out to large rectangle. (Approximately 16×8 in size for homemade bread dough, 12×8 if using frozen bread dough.). Spread softened butter over dough evenly. You may have excess butter left over depending on how thickly you spread your butter. Sprinkle a generous amount of brown sugar over the entire loaf followed by a sprinkling of cinnamon over the entire loaf.
Cut dough in half (only if using homemade bread dough recipe) and starting from the bottom roll up the dough. Some brown sugar and butter will begin to ooze out. That’s okay! Place into two lightly greased and floured loaf pans and allow to rise for 1 hour in a warm place or until dough has doubled in size. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Eat warm, or allow to cool slightly before eating. Makes two loaves if using homemade bread dough, one loaf if using frozen bread dough.