Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cinnamon laced Sweet Bread

These day I am baking like there is no tomorrow and a good part of it are not turning out the way they are supposed to (sigh- the sad truth) ! My bake two days back was tad under-cooked and did not have the taste the blogger (whose recipe i had tried) ga-ga'ed about and there are other disasters which i rather not elaborate now- may be some other time will pour out my sob stories ! A bad bake dampens the day, though the good news (not for my hubby dearest, who is the guinea pig) is I am back to my baking ways very soon !!
I saw these beautiful cinnamon swirl bread here and was back on the baking prowl ; the recipe was followed to a great extent except that instead of the swirls  the dough was made in to a normal loaf ! 




It tasted swell, though a little crumbly. 


Update:- Swathi @ Zetsy South Indian Kitchen gave a suggestion to reduce the crumbliness - increase the water content and reduce the flour.  She says the dough needs to be sticky initially and after working on it for 10-15 minutes it becomes soft. 
 Also the yeast to work its magic needs to be immersed in warm milk/water with little sugar instead of butter.This suggestion will be incorporated in my future bakes.


Cinnamon is such a versatile flavour and the bread was heavenly in sandwiches with my Tomato-Onion Relish as the perfect sandwich spread !




What goes:-
  • All purpose Flour - 350 grams (approx) 
  • Butter - 75 grams - room temperature
  • Milk -240 ml
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Active Dry Yeast - 8 grams
  • Egg - 1
  • Sugar - 65 grams
For the sugar-cinnamon spread:-
  • Powdered Sugar n Cinnamon - 4 to 5 tbsp- as required
  • Butter - as required
Egg wash:- 1 egg & milk

How:-


Heat the milk in  a low-medium flame and melt the butter in it without boiling. Wait till it becomes luke warm, add the yeast and let it sit for 10 minutes. In the meanwhile mix eggs and sugar in a bowl and add it to the milk-butter-yeast mix. Combine the flour & salt in to the mix and knead it in to a dough adding more flour if the dough is too sticky.


Place the dough in a well greased bowl and cover it with a food wrap. Let it rise and double in size.



Knock back the dough and place it on a lightly floured surface and roll it out like shown. Spread the butter and sprinkle the sugar-cinnamon powder.




Then knead it once again  gently and place in the greased loaf tin. Cover it and allow it to rise again.Mix the egg& miljk and brush it on the loaf.
In a preheated oven bake @ 175 C for 40 minutes.



The lovely cinnamon buzz  was everywhere. Slather it with butter or make a sandwich with choice sandwich spread,top it up with onions & chillis and cheese slice (blame the bread for forgetting the calories) and just enjoy the rush of flavours !



Enjoy !

36 comments:

  1. very well done and lovely bread.I have a question,shud the dough be like that of a roti or little bit softer than that?

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  2. @ savitha - softer not very stiff

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  3. The bread has come out so perfect... Always love the flavor of cinnamon

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  4. Cinnamon Bread looks very lovely... I love cinnamon, but in small amounts... May be I shall try an eggless version of this bread :-)

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  5. I could almost sniff the cinnamon all the way down. Has come out beautifully.

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  6. Bread looks soft and moist... The sandwich with the tomato relish is sooooo tempting.. Great Combination of flavors:)

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  7. yummy recipe...love ur presentation dear...:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  8. Soft and delicious read,looks superb.

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  9. This looks so delicious, soft and spongy.

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  10. Sweet bread looks awesome. Wonderfully prepared.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  11. no swirls no problemo!...I will take sweet bread as a loaf anytime...and love the way u spread chutney on it....I love sweet with spicy!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  12. Delicious bread...with soft texture..

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  13. It's very sweet! The aroma while baking it must've wafted through the house! :)

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  14. First of all, thanks for dropping by.. and I love your recipe.. but Can I tell you one thing honestly.. I couldn't resist reading the cheese egg recipe right before this.. one.. it is so tempting!! ..

    I got to try it..

    :) Great blog..

    n hey Priya.. (I have left a remark for you on your comment on my blog) :) .. I hope you will give it a second thought :) *hugs* ...

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  15. superb bread... looks delicious... I like the tomato relish combo:)
    Reva

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  16. நல்லா செய்திருக்கீங்க...சூப்பர்!!

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  17. Bread looks soft and moist..love the tomato relish combo..looks so tempting n perfect on bread..mmm...delish!

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  18. Your bread look so soft with a beautiful texture.I have to try this soon.

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  20. Bread looks delicious. I have a suggestion if you don't mind. If you increase the water content, and reduce the flour, it may not be crumbly. Dough should be very sticky in the beginning then after kneading for about 10-15 minutes it become soft. One more thing, don't add yeast in butter, yeast needs to added in water or milk with little bit sugar to wake up.

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  21. lovely bread.. Feels like grabbing one slice..

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  22. Sure the bread looks soft and Moist..and looks dense too..Lovely

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  23. Love cinnamon flavour in breads, wonderful looking sweet bread..

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  24. They look so lovely .. god knows when will I be able to get the guts to bake a bread at home :)
    www.sunshineandsmile.com

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  25. @ swathi- thanks a ton dear, will follow ur suggestions in the next bake- the crumbly nature of the bread was really bothering me , though like u said yeast needs to wake up with milk or water in sugar n not butter !!

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  26. Lovely and aromatic bread....looks soft and fresh.

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  27. Looks soft and tempting!
    The snaps are nice!

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  28. Sigh !!!!

    Me the guinea pig..... ;)

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  29. Well, it sounds delicious, whether a bit crumbly or not. Yum!

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  30. OH wow that looks so soft and fluffy! YUM!

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  31. Really delicious! I have to try a loaf of that bread. Sunday will be a nice day to enjoy it for breakfast.
    Thanks.

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  32. Hi !
    Cinnamon Bread looks delicious! It must be tried!

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