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Cinnamon Bread

By March 23, 2017

Ingredients:

  • ¼ c warm water
  • 1 tbsp dry active yeast
  • 2 c whole wheat bread flour
  • 4 ½-5 ½ c bread flour
  • 1 c milk (scalded)
  • ¾ c orange juice
  • ½ c sugar
  • ¼ c oil or butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp orange peel (grated)
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon

Instructions:

Combine yeast and 1/4 c of warm water in a small bowl and stir to dissolve.

Combine both types of flour, milk, orange juice, sugar, oil/butter, egg, orange peel, and salt in a large mixing bowl and mix well. When cooled to lukewarm, add yeast mixture and mix.

Add enough flour to make a soft dough. Kneed 8-10 min until smooth. Place in a greased bowl, turn to grease both sides, cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in bulk, 1-2 hours.

Punch down and divide in half. Roll or stretch each portion to a rectangle 15 x 7 inches.

Combine  1/3 cup of sugar and 1 tbsp of cinnamon and divide in two parts Sprinkle evenly on the two rectangles of dough. Roll up, jelly roll fashion, from short end and place in greased 9×5 in loaf pans (2). Let rise until doubled. Bake in oven at 350 for about 30 min. Remove from pans after 5 minutes of cooling.