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Monday, October 17, 2011

Cinnamon Bread Recipe

I've been on a quest for cinnamon chips (like chocolate chips) since I ate The Best Cinnamon Bread Ever at the Great Harvest Bread Company in South Pasadena (across from Zinnia) several months ago. I have been on a mission to make this bread! Thanks to Karen Hutchinson (owner of Stampin From the Heart in L.A.), I finally found bags of cinnamon chips at Albertson's on Venice Blvd (near Robertson).

3 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

1/2 cup sugar (I used less than that)

2 teaspoons active dry yeast

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup warm milk (I melted the butter and then poured the milk into the pan. Yeah, I'm lazy like that. One less pan to clean!)

1/4 cup butter (melted)

1 egg

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup cinnamon baking chips*

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, yeast, and cinnamon.

In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, butter and egg.

Add milk mixture to flour mixture; beat until smooth.

Cover with a dishpan and let rest for 1 hour in a cool, dry place.

Stir baking powder and cinnamon chips into batter.

Pour batter into a greased loaf pan.

If desired, sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. (I sprinkled just cinnamon onto mine.)

Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

Let cool in pan for five minutes before removing.

Devour, I mean eat, as soon as possible! This bread is best warm (in my small opinion). We ate ours within ten minutes of removing it from the oven.

*If you can't find cinnamon chips, I would just add more cinnamon to the mixture and stir it up! I've often added cinnamon to vanilla cake mixture. It just makes everything yummier!

I will be making this bread again!


Artzy Diva said...

Oh YUM! That looks and sounds fabulous!!!! Would go perfect with the cup of Earl Grey I have by my side. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Sandy said...

This sounds great. Thanks for the recipe.

Taylor schapiro said...

Sounds delish