I know it’s that time of the year where most people are baking Easter goodies to put on display. I have a couple of those that I want to try too, but bread. Bread came to my mind yesterday when I was on Pinterest looking for Easter fun things and I saw a tomato basil twist flavored. Then cinnamon was on my mind. Why? Well because I’m not a tomato fan. Though I’m sure it would be just fine, I chose the sweet bread instead.
Making bread takes a long time. You have sit and wait for it to rise. Not once but twice. Now how does that work with a person that is working on their patience skills? Not well. I have to set the timer and walk away. Good thing The Voice was on last night! I loved seeing Usher on there!!!! Ok, here’s what you do!!
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 3/4 cup warm water
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3 cups flour
- 2 tbsp butter, softened
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- In small saucepan, warm milk and 1 tbsp butter until butter is melted. Set aside until lukewarm.
- In small bowl, mix water and yeast until yeast is dissolved.
- In large bowl, add 2 tbsp sugar, salt, and 1 tsp cinnamon. Pour in lukewarm milk and butter. Mix until sugar and salt is dissolved. Stir in yeast and water.
- Mix in 2-1/2 cups flour. Turn out onto floured board and knead in the remaining half cup of flour or until the dough is soft and smooth.
- Put dough in greased bowl and turn dough so that the top is greased. Cover and let rise in warm place for about 60 minutes, or until double in size.
- Punch down dough with your fist. Turn dough out onto floured board and knead for about 1 minute.
- Roll dough out into a basic rectangular shape. Use a butter knife or fingers to spread 2 tbsp softened butter on the top of rectangular dough. Evenly spread about 2 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp cinnamon on top of butter.
- Roll up the dough into a log shape and connect both ends by putting a bit of water on the ends and push together into a wreath shape.
- Preheat oven 375 degrees F.
- Score dough by cutting three slashes across the top with a sharp knife. Put in oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown. (Mine was done in 30 minutes)
- Turn out bread and let cool on a rack.
I took the bread out and placed it on my baking rack to cool and to take photos. Before I knew it someone was in the kitchen trying to cut it apart. Goodness sakes I about had a fit! And I kind of wanted to taste it first!!!
I’m feeling a bit more comfortable with my bread baking! I got this one down the first try!!
Have a great week.
Two Girls Cooking – Patricia 😉