Sunday, March 25, 2012

Cinnamon Swirl Heaven

I...love carbs. Someone told me that carbs are bad but I say that anything is okay for you in moderation . This brings me to my story about how I made Cinnamon Swirl Bread today! I got the recipe from these wonderful deliverers of delicious recipes, Babble Blog (apparently they talk about babies too but I skip over that). Click on the link above for a proper recipe.

Stir together in your Kitchen Aid mixer the flour, yeast, water, oil, honey (yes), and salt. Mix it around for about 10 mins.


Roll out on your handy baking sheet with a light layer of flour. At the same time, kneed the dough a few times and wrap up it up in cellophane until it doubles in size.

On your baking sheet, roll out the dough in a strip at the same width as the bread pan.

Mix up (the delicious part), the sugar, cinnamon, and 1 egg yolk.

Spread it all out evenly on your long dough strip.

This part is super fun. Roll up the dough pretty tightly and pinch the edges so the sugar mixture doesn't fall out. I rolled mine a lot so that you can have lots of cinnamon in every bite!

Put the roll in your bread pan with the end of the roll on the bottom of the pan. Then leave it in there with a tea towel over it until it doubles in size.

WOW. This bread is going to be so good.


With the oven preheating at 350 degrees, put the dough in for about 20-30 mins. Doesn't this kind of look like a covered wagon on the Oregon Trail?

Take it out and GENTLY pop it out of the pan and let it cool for 20 mins. Then you get to EAT IT.

After I enjoyed a slice (OKAY 2) of my freshly baked bread, I headed off to the last day of the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. It was awesome and I'll give you an update of my faves in the next few days. Have a great week!


Alicia B.

4 comments:

Katharine said...

Totally Oregon Trail!! Love those pics and can't wait to make this.

Darcy said...

Alicia, that looks DELICIOUS!

McKae @kaescornerdesign said...

This looks delicious! I can't believe you only had 2 slices,

Heidi Harlequin said...

This recipe looks delicious!! I'll have to try it!! I am new to your blog and I'm so glad I found it! I invite you to check out mine! =)

Have a great weekend!
-Heidi