This bread is entirely perfect for the holidays.
It fills the house with the delicious smell of cinnamon that reminds me of Christmas.
This bread can be eaten hot, just out of the oven, or toasted and buttered along side a cold glass of milk :)
I like to double this recipe because the loaves are usually gone by the second day. Enjoy!
Perfect Cinnamon Bread
For the dough:
1 cup milk
3/4 cup water
1/3 cup butter
6 1/2-7 1/2 cups all purpose flour
6 T granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsps salt
2 Tbls yeast
For the filling:
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsps ground cinnamon
2 Tbls melted butter
Heat milk, water, and butter in a medium saucepan until slightly warm.
At the same time, mix flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.
Add egg and warm liquids to the flour mixture and kneed for about 3-5 minutes.
Place the dough in a greased and covered bowl and let rise for 35-40 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Divide the dough into three equal pieces. Roll each piece out into a long rectangle and dust with melted butter. Sprinkle a generous amount of cinnamon sugar on top of the butter and roll into a loaf.
Place loaves in greased loaf pans and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until slightly brown.