Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Would you just look at this bread?

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It’s a thing of beauty, in my humble opinion. White bread is transformed with this sugary cinnamon swirl running through the middle. Perfect for breakfast, toasted or untoasted. Go ahead, enjoy a slice!

Cinnamon Swirl Bread           Printer-Friendly Recipe

From: Spoonful of Sugar
Prep Time: About 30 minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 4 hours
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Makes: 1 loaf

Ingredients

1 cup whole milk
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons honey
2 1/4 teaspoon yeast
3 3/34 cup AP flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup sugar + 2 tablespoons cinnamon
Butter, to grease pan
Egg wash, for top of loaf (1 egg + 1 tbsp milk)

Directions

Melt 4 tablespoons of butter with milk and honey in a medium saucepan. Allow the mixture to get warm, but do not let it get too hot or come to a boil. Pour the milk mixture into a bowl and sprinkle the yeast on top. Let it sit for 10 minutes to activate the yeast.

In another bowl, mix the flour and salt together.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix 1/3 cup of sugar and 2 eggs together with a paddle attachment. Pour in the activated yeast mixture and mix to combine. Slowly add in the flour mixture until it just comes together, then switch to the dough hook attachment. Mix on medium-speed for 10 minutes. Add a little extra flour, if needed.

Grease an oversized bowl with nonstick cooking spray or butter and place the dough ball in the bowl, coating all sides. Cover and rise for 2 hours in a warm area.

Roll the dough into a large rectangle, about 18″ long. Smear the dough with butter. Mix together 1/2 cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon and sprinkle over the buttered dough. Tightly roll the dough and pinch the edges to seal. Place dough in a greased loaf pan and rise, covered, for another 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush the top of the loaf with the egg wash and bake in the lower part of the oven for 40 minutes. Cool the loaf before slicing and serving. Enjoy!

Melt together the butter, milk, and honey.

Melt together the butter, milk, and honey.

Sprinkle the yeast on top and let sit for 10 minutes.

Sprinkle the yeast on top and let sit for 10 minutes.

Mix together the flour and salt, set aside.

Mix together the flour and salt, set aside.

Add the eggs and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer.

Add the eggs and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer.

Yes, you'll dirty 3 bowls, but it will be soooo worth it.

Yes, you’ll dirty 3 bowls, but it will be soooo worth it.

Mix together the eggs and sugar and then add the yeast mixture.

Mix together the eggs and sugar and then add the yeast mixture.

Slowly add in the flour mixture.

Slowly add in the flour mixture.

Mix until just combined.

Mix until just combined.

Switch from a paddle attachment to the dough hook attachment and knead on medium-speed for 10 minutes.

Switch from a paddle attachment to the dough hook attachment and knead on medium-speed for 10 minutes.

Place dough in a greased bowl, cover, and let sit for 2 hours to rise.

Place dough in a greased bowl, cover, and let sit for 2 hours to rise.

2 hours later!

2 hours later!

Roll out into a large rectangle.

Roll out into a large rectangle.

Smear with butter and sprinkle on cinnamon/sugar mixture.

Smear with butter and sprinkle on cinnamon/sugar mixture.

Tightly roll. Pinch the ends to seal.

Tightly roll. Pinch the ends to seal.

Place in greased loaf pan and let rise for 2 more hours.

Place in greased loaf pan and let rise for 2 more hours.

Brush with milk+egg wash and bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes.

Brush with milk+egg wash and bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool before slicing and serving.

Remove from oven and allow to cool before slicing and serving.

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