Cinnamon Bread

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I love baking with cinnamon, it is the gift that always gives. Not only does my house smell like heaven, but my tastebuds are giving me high fives along with my family members. This cinnamon bread is especially special because it is simple to make, and the outcome is beautiful! It is an impressive holiday gift or an amazing breakfast and lunch to keep for yourself. Enjoy!

You will need:

-1 cup of milk

-6 tablespoons butter

-2 1/2 teaspoons dry active yeast

-2 whole eggs

-1/3 cup of sugar

-3 1/2 cups of all purpose flour

-1 teaspoon salt

-1/3 cup of sugar

-2 tablespoons cinnamon

-extra butter

-1 egg diluted with water to brush top of bread

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Melt one whole stick of butter in a pan.

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Add one cup of milk and cook on low flame until warm.

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Remove from flame and let cool until lukewarm. Once lukewarm add 2 1/2 teaspoons dry active yeast.

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In a standing mixer add 2 whole eggs.

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Add 1/3 cup of sugar and beat into eggs until combined.

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In a large bowl mix 3 1/2 cups of flour and 1 teaspoon salt, set aside.

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Add the butter, milk and yeast mixture to the eggs and sugar. Beat until combined.

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Add half of the flour mixture to the wet mixture, beat until combined.

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Add the other half and beat until combined.

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Remove the paddle attachment and replace it with the dough hook. Beat on medium for 10 minutes.

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Drizzle the bottom of a large bowl with canola oil.

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Add the dough to the bowl coating it in the oil.

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Cover the bowl with a dish towel and let sit in a warm environment for at least 2 hours.

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In a bowl combine 1/3 cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon.

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After a very long two hours your dough should have risen quite a bit!

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Roll out your dough into a long rectangular shape. Rub the top with room temperature butter.

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Cover with the cinnamon sugar mixture.

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Tightly roll up the dough.

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Pinch the edges shut.

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Generously butter your bread pan.

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Place your bread in bread pan with the seam facing down.

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Cover in saran wrap.

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Wrap the pan in a dish cloth and let sit in a warm place for about 45 minutes. I turned my oven on low and placed it on top!

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See how much it rose in 45 minutes! Preheat your oven to 350˚

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Beat one egg and dilute it with water. Brush the top of the bread with the egg and water. Bake at 350˚ for about 40 minutes!ImageImageImage

Recipe courtesy of The Pioneer Woman.

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