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Recipe by Brynie Greisman

Not Your Typical Cinnamon Bread

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Parve Parve
Medium Medium
2 Servings
Allergens

Most cinnamon breads have raisins in them, which I love, but many people don’t. I wanted cinnamon bread that was lightly sweetened, but not as sweet as a yeast cake, yet flavorful enough to actually taste the cinnamon in every bite. Because the dough is braided, you get a triple swirl of cinnamon in each slice. Simply superb! My aerobics instructor, Tzivia P., sampled this one morning, and she said it kept her full for hours.

Ingredients

Main ingredients

  • 1 scant tablespoon dough enhancer (optional)

  • 1/4 cup oil

  • 1–2 tablespoons Gefen Vanilla Sugar

Filling

  • oil for drizzling (optional)

Directions

Prepare the Bread

1.

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm soy milk.

2.

Add honey. Let stand for 5–10 minutes, or until foamy.

3.

Meanwhile, place flour in a mixing bowl. Add salt and optional dough enhancer, and mix together.

4.

Add yeast mixture, oil, and vanilla sugar. Knead until a stiff dough forms.

5.

Continue kneading until dough is smooth and elastic, 5–10 minutes. Add a bit more flour only if dough is very sticky.

6.

Place in a large greased bowl, turning to coat.

7.

Cover loosely with a damp cloth (I like to put it in a large garbage bag); let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.

8.

Line two loaf pans with Gefen Parchment Paper and set aside.

9.

Punch down dough and divide in half. Cut each half into three pieces.

10.

Roll each into a rectangle.

11.

Mix together the sugar and cinnamon. Lightly sprinkle over the rectangles.

12.

Starting with the long side, roll each rectangle into a rope. Braid three ropes together.

13.

Repeat with the remaining ropes. Place in pans and let rise again, covered, until doubled, about 45 minutes.

14.

Halfway through the rising, preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).

15.

Bake loaves until golden, 30–35 minutes.

16.

If desired, drizzle lightly with oil 5–10 minutes before the end for a crispy top.

Prepare the Bread

Yields 2 loaves.

Not Your Typical Cinnamon Bread

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Rochelle Weingarten
Rochelle Weingarten
7 years ago

Brachas What bracha does one recite? Do you need to wash before eating this bread or is it cake?

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CoymusRieder
CoymusRieder
Reply to  Rochelle Weingarten
7 years ago

I suggest you ask your local Rabbi…

Co{mowwiss
Co{mowwiss
Reply to  CoymusRieder
7 years ago

Le’hafris Challah