Swirls and Swirls of Cinnamon. So. Damn. Good.

Aaaahhhhhhhhh.

So good.

So, so good.

Cinnamon Swirl Loaf & Slice

This is some damn good bread.

Toast it. Make French toast with it. Make bread pudding with it. Spread it with butter. Spread it with a quick cream cheese frosting. Eat it straight. Just admire it. Any way is good (although consuming is better than looking).

Loaf Insides

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

*adapted from Simple Food Healthy Life

Makes: 1 loaf (16 slices)       Calories per Serving: 130

Ingredients:

Bread:
15g/1T Butter
120ml/1/2cup 2% Milk
25g/2T White Sugar (seperated 20g, 5g)
1/2 tsp Salt
1tsp Cinnamon
1 package Dried Active Yeast (7g)
125ml/1/2cup Lukewarm Water
180g/1 1/2cups Plain Flour
180g/1 1/2cups Bread Flour
*you could probably sub up to 1/3 of each flour wholemeal
Filling:
30g/2T Butter, melted
25g/2T White Sugar
25g/2T Brown Sugar
1T Cinnamon
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Method:
Heat  the butter and milk in a microwave until the butter is melted.
In a large bowl mix the 20g sugar, salt and cinnamon.
Pour the warm butter mixture into a large bowl and stir.
In a separate small bowl, stir the yeast, lukewarm water and 5g sugar until the yeast is dissolved.
Let the yeast mix sit for 5-10 minutes until it becomes all frothy, if it doesn’t your yeast most likely wont work. 
Mix in most of the flour till you get a sticky dough, saving a few tablespoons.
Place the dough onto a floured board or clean surface.
Sprinkle the remaining flour onto the dough and knead into the dough until it’s soft and smooth, about 5-10 minutes.
Grease a bowl either with a bit of oil. Place the dough into the greased bowl and cover it with a towel. Let it rise for 1-1/2 hours. The dough should double in size.
Place the risen dough on a floured surface and knead it again for just a minute or two this time.
Roll the dough into a rectangular-ish shape (most likely a long oval ‘thingy’.
Spread the melted butter onto the rolled dough.
Mix the filling ingredients (aside from butter) in another bowl. Sprinkle it over the buttered dough.
Roll the dough up into, well, a roll. The tighter you roll it, the better the dough will stay together once it is baked.
Place the roll of dough into a greased bread pan with the seam of the dough facing the bottom of it.
Cover one more time and let it rise for 30-45 minutes.
Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 5
Take a knife and score the dough by cutting 3 slashes diagonally across the top of the loaf.
Bake the bread for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
Let the bread cool slightly before cutting it into beautiful slices.Image
I recommend eating the first slice hot with butter. Trust me.
I love fresh, homemade bread. So good.
I love cinnamon too. Probably one of the best spices out there. 
What’s your favourite spice?
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6 thoughts on “Swirls and Swirls of Cinnamon. So. Damn. Good.

  1. Hello. Ur bread recipe sounds good. I’ll try it. Can you post recipes in regular ‘by cup’ measurements please? It is a hassle to figure out the whole grams thing..
    Thanks

    1. Hi! Glad you like the recipe!
      Can’t promise cups for everything as I usually weigh everything and don’t really use the cups, but where I do already know the conversion or where I do use cups, I’ll try post them up for reference 😉

  2. Yes, please……use standard measurements! This is a good recipe but I am not going to figure out the amounts! Call me lazy, I have been baking for 60 yrs and usually don’t need a recipe…..

    1. I have been working on that in more recent posts, so I will look at the recipe and convert it for you definately! I do tend to work in metric so that’s why. Come back tomorrow or in a few hours and I’ll have it done 😉

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