Cinnamon Swirl Bread

READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
Curlee
Recipe by Mimi in Maine

This is the most delicious cinnamon yeast bread ever. It makes yummy toast and you'll have more than one piece. If you want a Cinnamon Swirl Orange Bread (which is also good) see the note at the end of the recipe.

Top Review by Curlee

Fantastic bread worth more than 5 stars. Will make this often. I made the dough for one loaf in my bread machine and then baked in the oven for 35 minutes. Also I changed the filling and used 1/3 cup brown sugar and almost a whole tablespoon of cinnamon for one loaf and I forgot to sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of water. Delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a small bowl soften and proof the yeast in the warm water.
  2. In a saucepan combine the milk, sugar, butter, and salt; cool to lukewarm.
  3. Add 3 cups flour and mix well.
  4. Stir in the yeast and eggs; beat well.
  5. Add enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough.
  6. Turn out on lightly floured surface and knead 100 times.
  7. Place in lightly grease bowl; cover with cloth or plastic wrap and let rise till double (about 1 1/2 to 2 hours).
  8. Punch down and divide dough in half; cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  9. Roll each half into a 15x7 rectangle, about 1/2" thick.
  10. Mix the sugar and cinnamon for the filling together.
  11. Spread each rectangle with soft butter and then sprinkle the filling on each.
  12. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of water over each and spread with spatula.
  13. Roll up as for a jelly roll beginning with narrow side; seal the long edge.
  14. Place sealed side down in two greased pans.
  15. Rise till almost double (45-60 minutes).
  16. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 35-40 minutes or till done.
  17. If it browns too much, cover with foil the last 15 minutes or so.
  18. NOTE: If you want an Orange bread substitute the following--1 1/4 cups milk and 3/4 cup orange juice for the 2 cups milk; and add 1 tablespoon grated orange rind.

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