Monday, March 12, 2012
Sweet Cinnamon Bread
And I let the mixer really beat it. The more you mix bread dough, the softer the ending product. Pastries are totally the opposite.
Let this baby raise for about an hour, or doubled in size, in a nice warm spot. It was a beautiful day and the sun was shining, so I had my windows open letting in the breeze. I had to stick it under my blanket and turn the heating blanket on.
Then, you gotta let it raise again. Another 45 min to an hour, or until doubled.
Then, pop it into a 350 oven for 20-30 minutes.
And yes, your kitchen smells like heaven.
These were 20 minutes. If you doubled it up, or just did one large loaf, you're talking 30 minutes.
Check the bottom of the loaf for doneness.
If I'd have doubled it up, it'd be two pretty swirls! I have to try that sometime.
I really wasn't sure how this would turn out, since I was playing with the ingredients.
This is nice and sweet. It's not one of those loaves where the bread is normal white bread and you wish for more cinnamon swirl.
I wasn't even really going to eat any. The girl wanted cinnamon bread and it sounded fun to bake.
You can mix up ingredients and then go start laundry and do some chores, then roll it out and let it raise and watch tv, then in the early evening, pop it in the oven and enjoy the wonderful scents of baked bread.
The crumb in this is unbelieveable. It's really tender and almost cakey.
You've gotta try it!