Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sweet Cinnamon Bread


3 cups bread flour
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 ounce dry yeast (1 packet highly active yeast)
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup water
2 large eggs, room temperature
Honey (Glaze)

Mix 1 cup flour, yeast, sugar, and salt together. Set aside.

Heat water, butter, and milk until very warm. Using a electric mixer on medium speed, beat in the flour mixture gradually until dough is thick (about 2 minutes). Add eggs and 1 cup of flour. Add in the rest of the flour, just enough to make a stiff dough. Knead for about 10 minutes. Place dough in a greased glass bowl. Cover and leave in a warm place until it doubles in size.

Filling:
2 tablespoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons lemon zest
1 cup raw brown sugar
1/2 cup butter

Melt butter and add brown sugar. Add cinnamon. Stir to combine.

Punch dough down and roll on a floured surface with a rolling bin to make 15" by 9" rectangle. Spread generously with the filling. Sprinkle with lemon zest. Roll dough up from the 15" side. Place in a greased large bread tin or two small ones.

Cover and place in a warm place until it doubles in size (about 1hour).

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Brush dough with egg-wash. Bake for 30 minutes or until nicely browned. Glaze with honey.


8 comments:

Debi said...

Look so Delicious! My boys will Love this and so will I! <3 and Hugs!

Ann from Sumptuous Spoonfuls said...

Lovely bread Mia! :)

basilmomma: Heather Tallman said...

Mia! This is perfect!!!
I can notvwait to try this :)

Mia said...

Thank you ladies!

Mama J said...

LOVE the twist of lemon zest in with the cinnamon. You always combine flavors I would never have thought to. Wonderful!!!

Mia said...

Thanks, Jenni!

Anonymous said...

I wonder why the lemon zest?

Mia said...

Using lemon enhances the flavor of cinnamon

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