Cinnamon Bread

My mom used to make cinnamon bread when I was a little kid. We had a salamander in that house which made rising dough a cinch. We moved when I was 10 and that was the end of the cinnamon bread. Here is my first attempt at recreating it.


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter 4oz
  • 2-½ teaspoons Active Dry Yeast or 35g (1.25 oz) of cake yeast
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • ⅓ cups Sugar 2.3oz
  • 3-½ cups All-purpose Flour 15.75oz
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ⅓ cups Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
  • Egg And Milk, Mixed Together, For Brushing
  • Softened Butter, For Smearing And Greasing

Preparation Instructions

  1. Melt butter with milk. Heat until very warm, but don’t boil. Allow to cool until still warm to the touch, but not hot. Sprinkle yeast over the top, stir gently, and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Combine flour and salt.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix sugar and eggs with the paddle attachment until combined. Pour in milk/butter/yeast mixture and stir to combine. Add half the flour and beat on medium speed until combined. Add the other half and beat until combined.
  4. Switch to the dough hook attachment and beat/knead dough on medium speed for ten minutes. If dough is overly sticky, add 1/4 cup flour and beat again for 5 minutes.
  5. Heat a metal or glass mixing bowl so it’s warm. Drizzle in a little canola oil, then toss the dough in the oil to coat. Cover bowl in plastic wrap and set it in a warm, hospitable place for at least 2 hours.
  6. Turn dough out onto the work surface. Roll into a neat rectangle no wider than the loaf pan you’re going to use, and about 18 to 24 inches long. Smear with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Mix sugar and cinnamon together, then sprinkle evenly over the butter-smeared dough. Starting at the far end, roll dough toward you, keeping it tight and contained. Pinch seam to seal.
  7. Smear loaf pan with softened butter. Place dough, seam down, in the pan. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 2 hours.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Mix a little egg with milk, and smear over the top. Bake for 40 minutes on a middle/lower rack in the oven.
  10. Remove from the pan and allow bread to cool. Slice and serve, or make cinnamon toast or French toast with it.


Dec 28, 2012
Did about 16oz of AP since it was not pulling up from the sides. Split into a large loaf and small one. The small one Baked for 22 min and should h ave been 18. I did not trust the hollow sound. The larger one was much better. That one went for 23 min and is moist inside.

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