What's better than a warm loaf of homemade bread? One with a cinnamon sugar swirl! We love this Cinnamon Swirl Bread still warm from the oven or toasted the next day! This simple recipe makes 1-loaf! You can easily mix and knead the dough by hand, with your food processor or in your stand mixer!
1/4cupwater (room temperature)plus extra if needed
1/2cupmilk, room temperature
1largelarge egg, lightly beaten
2 1/2cupsall-purpose flourplus extra as needed
11/4 oz. package or 2 1/4 teaspoonsinstant/rapid rise yeast
oil or non-stick spray for greasing
You can mix the dough by hand, with a stand mixer or in a food processor.
Combine the water, milk and egg in a liquid measuring cup.
Use dough blade or metal multi-purpose blade (if you don't have a dough blade) - Add: flour, salt, yeast, butter, sugar and raisins (see note) pulse to combine dry ingredients. Then, add liquid while running unit on high speed. When mixture comes together into a soft dough (it won't quite form a ball - it's a slightly sticky/wetter dough), pulse several times to knead dough. If dough seems way too wet or dry, you can add a little flour or water. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead by hand for a few turns.
Use dough hook. (or start with flat beater and mix just until wet and dry ingred. come together into shaggy texture - then switch to dough hook) Use only Speed 2. Combine wet ingredients in a measuring cup. Combine all dry ingredients (+butter) in mixer bowl. While stirring the dry ingredients, pour the liquids in a slow steady stream. Knead dough on speed 2 for 3-5 minutes or until a soft dough forms. (it won't quite form a ball - it's a slightly sticky/wetter dough) If dough seems too wet or dry, you can add a little flour or water.
Mixing/Kneading By Hand:
In large bowl, stir together dry ingredients (+butter), then stir in wet ingredients. Once mixture forms shaggy texture. Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead 5-7 minutes or until dough becomes smooth and supple. This dough will be slightly sticky/wetter. Only sprinkle with enough flour to make it workable. A bench knife/scaper may be handy to use.
If refrigerating dough overnight: Place dough in lightly greased zip-top bag and refrigerate for 8-12 hours. If making bread the same day, place dough in lightly greased bowl, turn dough in greased bowl to coat with oil. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set in warm place to rise. Allow dough to rise 1 - 2 1/2 hours or until doubled in size.
Form Loaf/Second Rise-Proof
Make Cinnamon Sugar Filling: In small bowl, stir together 3 tablespoons sugar and 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon.
Remove dough from container, gently press to deflate. On lightly floured surface pat dough (or use rolling pin) into a 8" x 12" rectangle. (short side facing you). Sprinkle dough rectangle evenly with cinnamon sugar. Start rolling the dough from short end. Tuck and pinch the ends and pinch together the seam to seal. Butter a 8.5" x 4.5" x 2.5" pan. Place dough in pan and cover with a greased sheet of plastic wrap.
Place dough in warm place to rise. While dough is rising preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (325 if using glass or very dark colored pan). Oven rack should be in a lower center position so top of loaf will end up in center of oven.
Make egg wash: whisk together egg and 1 tablespoon water.
When the dough has risen 3/4" above the edge of the baking pan, brush with egg wash and bake for 35-40 minutes or until deep golden brown and 185-190 degrees in center when checked with instant read thermometer.
Let dough rest in pan for 5 minutes - then turn out onto cooling rack. Cool loaf on its side for about 45 minutes before slicing.
When using food processor:If using the plastic dough blade you can add the raisins with the dry ingredients.If you don't have a dough blade and you're using the metal multi-purpose blade, add the raisins when the dough is almost done - so they don't get too chopped up.Storage:The bread stays well for a couple days wrapped in plastic wrap - great toasted! It can be frozen when completely cool for up to 3 months.
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Cinnamon Swirl Bread https://www.epicuricloud.com/?p=8197 February 13, 2020