Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Recipe by Mimi in Maine
READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
YIELD: 2 loaves




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