Cinnamon Swirl Bread

I have unleashed an inner baker that I didn’t know existed. Today, I whipped up some of this amazing Cinnamon Swirl Bread for tomorrow’s breakfast. I have been afraid of yeast for so long.  Now that I am gaining confidence in using it, there is no telling what I might make next!

Cinnamon Swirl Bread
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 packages yeast (or 4½ tsp)
  • 1 can evaporated milk (15 oz?)
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 8 cups flour
  • milk or water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1½ Tbsp cinnamon
  1. In a large mixing bowl (or your mixer's bowl) dissolve yeast in water.
  2. Heat milk in microwave until bubbly, add sugar, salt, butter (it will melt in the milk), let cool to room temperature, add eggs and then pour entire thing into yeast.
  3. Add flour and mix until forms a stiff dough.
  4. Cover and let rise until doubled (1 hour).
  5. Punch down, roll out on floured surface to form a large rectangle ½ inch thick.
  6. Moisten with about 1 Tbsp milk or water (use a pastry brush or your clean hand).
  7. Mix remaining ½ cup sugar and cinnamon and liberally spread all over dough.
  8. Roll up tightly, like cinnamon rolls.
  9. Cut into 3 smaller or 2 larger loaves.
  10. Pinch the ends to seal.
  11. Place in greased loaf pans, cover and let rise another hour.
  12. Bake 350 degrees 45 minutes or until done (might be less time depending on your oven).
  13. Knock on it, and if it sounds hollow, it's done.
  14. Remove from oven and immediately brush with melted butter to keep the top crust soft.
  15. Remove from pan to wire rack as soon as it is cool enough not to burn your hand.

Cinnamon Swirl Bread


14 thoughts on “Cinnamon Swirl Bread

  1. >This looks wonderful – I'm having fantasies involving toast for breakfast, which is most unusual in that I don't ever have toast for breakfast. Well done!

  2. >Nothing better than the smell of fresh bread baking. This looks so yummy! I will have to try this recipe soon. {But I'll probably wait until the weather cools. Way too hot here to cook bread}

  3. >Oh wow! That looks great. I have found way to many recipes today that my family would love, this one is a for sure. Thanks for sharing it!

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