I LOVE CINNAMON BREAD. And we buy it all the time… until I decided I should try to make it, as it would be much less expensive and probably even better! So I did! And it was! Even though Big D is the bread maker of the family usually, I hit this one out of the park. I really like the “Pioneer Woman” and tend to watch her on Saturday mornings while Big D and Little S are playing… so I followed her recipe. Check out her blog for more photos and details on the recipe. Melt 3/4 stick salted butter (6 Tbsp) and add 1 cup milk (any kind). Let cool until lukewarm and add 2.5 teas. of active dry yeast. Stir it a little and let sit for 10 minutes. Throw 2 room temperature eggs and 1/3 cup sugar into your Kitchenaid or beat them until combined. Pour in milk/butter/yeast mixture and stir. Combine about 3.5 cups of flour and 1 teas salt. Add half the flour and mix until combined. Then add the other half of the flour/salt and mix until combined. Then switch to your dough hook attachment and knead the dough on medium speed for 10 minutes. If dough still looks sticky, add a bit more flour and beat again. Heat a metal or glass mixing bowl so its warm. Drizzle in a little pol, toss the dough in the oil to coat and cover bowl in plastic wrap and set in a warm place for at least 2 hours. I like to put my bread on the oven and turn the oven on low to keep it on the warm side.
After it has rested, turn the dough out onto your work surface and roll it into a rectangle about the width of the loaf pan you are planning to use.
Smear with 2 Tbsp melted butter. Mix 1/3 cup sugar and 2 Tbsp cinnamon (or a little extra if you want), and sprinkle over butter smeared dough.
Starting at the far end, roll dough toward you, keeping it tight and contained. Pinch seam to seal. Smear loaf pan with butter. Place dough, seam down, in the pan. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix a little egg with milk and smear over the top. Bake for 40 minutes on a middle or lower rack. Remove and allow to cool. Slice and serve.
Sorry I don’t have any pics of the inside! We gobbled it up too fast! 🙂
Have a great day!