Not Your Typical Cinnamon Bread

Brynie Greisman Recipe By
  • Cook & Prep: 3 h
  • Serving: 2
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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 (11)

Main ingredients

Filling

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Prepare the Bread

Yields 2 loaves.
  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 Easy Baking 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.
Variation: For a healthier version (this is what I did), do as follows: Use 4 and 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour and add 1/4 cup each bran, oat bran, wheat germ, and ground flaxseed.
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  • Rochelle Weingarten

    Not Your Typical Cinnamon Bread

    Brachas

    What bracha does one recite? Do you need to wash before eating this bread or is it cake?
    Posted by keshu |January 9, 2017
    Replies:
    Batsheva Rieder - Kosher.com Admin
    I suggest you ask your local Rabbi...
    Posted by batsheva|January 10, 2017
    Baruch Weiss
    Le'hafris Challah
    Posted by bweiss|January 12, 2017
    0
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  • Rochelle Weingarten

    Not Your Typical Cinnamon Bread

    Brachas

    What bracha does one recite? Do you need to wash before eating this bread or is it cake?
    Posted by keshu |January 9, 2017
    Replies:
    Batsheva Rieder - Kosher.com Admin
    I suggest you ask your local Rabbi...
    Posted by batsheva|January 10, 2017
    Baruch Weiss
    Le'hafris Challah
    Posted by bweiss|January 12, 2017
    0

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