This deliciously swirled cinnamon bread, shared with us by Sophia from Thermomix Baking Blogger, is a perfect feature for your next tea party. It's easier than it looks, and yet oh so impressive.
Recipe Tester Feedback: "A silky soft dough to work with that cooks up to perfection. Cinnamon swirl throughout the sweet bread is perfect!" - Kristi
Contains: Gluten / Dairy / Egg
Preparation Time 10 minutes + 1-2 hours rising time
Cooking Time 45 minutes
Can be frozen
- milk - 220g
- sugar - 80g
- yeast - 2 tsp, dry active
- butter - 80g
- plain flour - 500g, plus extra for dusting
- egg - 1
- salt - 1/2 tsp
- cinnamon - 1 tsp
- caster sugar - 40g
- brown sugar - 40g
- butter - 50g, very soft
- Icing drizzle (optional):
- icing sugar - 100g
- milk - 10g
- Place milk (220g only), sugar (80g) and yeast (2 tsp) to the mixer bowl and warm up 2 minutes / 37C / Speed 2.
- Add (in this order) butter (80g only) in small chunks, flour (500g), egg (1) and salt (1/2 tsp) and knead until smooth. Program Closed Lid / 2 minutes / Kneading Function.
- Cover the dough and leave to rise for 1-2 hours until doubled in size. Once risen, take the dough out of the bowl and place it onto a floured surface.
- Preheat oven to 180C. Line a large loaf tin with baking paper.
- In the meantime, in a small bowl mix together the cinnamon (1 tsp), caster sugar (40g), brown sugar (40g) and butter (50g).
- Roll out the dough to a large rectangle, approximately 0.5cm thick.
- Using a spatula, spread the cinnamon butter all over the rectangle. Roll up to a long tube.
- Cut the tube in half, lengthways. Overlap the two strands until you have a long braided rope. Tuck in the ends underneath and place into the lined loaf tin. Leave to rest under a tea towel for another 10 minutes.
- Bake in the oven for 45 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
- Optional: To make the icing drizzle, place the icing sugar (100g) and milk (10g) in a bowl and stir with a spoon until thick. If it is too thin, add more icing sugar. Drizzle over the bread and leave to harden.