Tuesday, March 18, 2008

what's cooking wednesday - cinnamon swirl bread


Yes, more bread. I told you I get stuck on something and that's it. How long this bread thing is going to last is really anybody's guess. Maybe whenever fresh warm bread stops being so incredibly delicious. I predict that will happen around never o'clock.

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

1 cup warm milk (70 to 80 degrees F)
1/4 cup warm water (70 to 80 degrees F)
2 eggs
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
5 cups bread flour
2 1/4 tsp dry active yeast

2 tbsp butter or margarine, melted
1/3 cup sugar
1 tbsp ground cinnamon

1 cup icing sugar
4 teaspoons of milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

In your bread machine pan place the first 8 ingredients in order suggested by the manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tbsp water or flour of needed)

When cycle is complete, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface, divide in half. Roll each portion into a 10 inch by 8 inch rectangle. Brush with butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle over dough. Roll up tightly, jelly roll style starting with the short side. Pinch seams and ends to seal. Place seam side down in 2 greased 9 in X 5 in X 3 in loaf pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes. Cover with foil; bake 5 - 10 minutes longer or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire rack to cool completely. Combine glaze ingredients, spoon over loaves.

Recipe Notes: Okay first off I cut this in half because my bread machine can't handle that much floury goodness. I didn't bother melting the butter for the filling. I just spread some on. Also, I switched out the regular sugar for some brown sugar and I doubled the cinnamon. I didn't bother with the topping either. This is a picture of the first loaf I baked. I have learned from experience that you need to roll this bread up tight to ensure good cinnamon swirl distribution. Another popular loaf around here. It was gone in no time. Abby really loved it and requested some in her lunch. High praise indeed.

What is What's Cooking Wednesday and how can I play?

What's cooking Wednesday was born out of a desire to get out of that what's for dinner rut. Playing is easy, on Wednesday post a recipe that has been tried and tested by you and then pop over here and add your name to the Mr. Linky. When entering your name also add the name of the recipe in brackets and make sure you link to your What's Cooking Wednesday post and not just your blog's front page. And don't forget to link back here, the home of What's Cooking Wednesday.

So for example I would write Shan (Speedy Chicken Stir Fry) in the name section. For the URL section I would post this: http://shanrev.blogspot.com/2007/10/whats-cooking-wednesday-speedy-chicken.html

I'll let you in on a little secret. Much to Kaffy's chagrin, my WCW recipes are almost never made on a Wednesday. So feel free to cook and photograph whenever you have time and join us posting on Wednesday.


Jen said...

OH.... this looks SO good. I keep thinking winter is over, but it's just not darn it!! This may take the edge off.

Melissa said...

Wow! I am in awe of you. That looks so yummy! Enjoy.

Chief Family Officer said...

Oh wow, that looks so good! The one time I made cinnamon raisin bread, the slices kept falling apart, so you must be right about rolling tight - I'll have to remember that when I try this recipe.

Anonymous said...

That looks awesome. My family would D-I-E if I served this!

anno said...

OK,you've talked me into it... I've GOT to get a bread machine! This looks fantastic!

Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

Yum yum yum.

You're killing me since I don't have a breadmaker (other than P, hah!), but still, yum.

darlene said...

looks Great Shan...where is our Samples?

Mommy Project said...

Oh...this was the recipe I was waiting for. Man, that looks good. I'm going to bring my breadmaker up from the laundry room tomorrow and try this out.

meg said...

That looks sooo good! I want some.

Karen said...

I love bread. I'll never be on a low carb diet.

Michie said...

That bread looks good. Almost makes me wish I had a bread machine. But I know I'd never actually use it!

Julie said...

OMG that looks good. It would last about 24 hours in our house.