Dollywood's Famous Cinnamon Bread
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- 1 lb
- loaf of frozen bread dough, thawed
- 4 Tbsp
- (1/2 stick) butter, melted
- 1/2 c
- 1 1/2 Tbsp
- 1 c
- powdered sugar, sifted
- 2-3 Tbsp
- water or fresh lemon juice
FOR THE GLAZE (I DID NOT USE):
1Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
2Prepare 2 8x4-inch loaf pans with a baking spray that has flour in it.
3Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a shallow dish.
4Cut the dough lengthwise into two pieces (do this while the bread is still very cold and has not started to rise).
5Make 4 crosswise slits in each piece, taking care NOT to cut all the way through.
6Brush the loaves all over with butter, making sure to cover all four sides and the inside of the slits.
7Roll each loaf in the cinnamon mixture, packing the cinnamon in the the creases with your fingers.
8Place the loaves in the prepared pans and set aside in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes or doubled in size (I had some some of the cinnamon-sugar mixture and melted butter left...sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar over the top of the loaves and then finish them by drizzling remaining butter over them, then let them rise).
9Bake the bread, turning the pan around once, for 35 minutes, or until the top is golden and a tap on the bottom of the pan yields a hollow sound.
10Meanwhile, make the glaze.
11Vigorously stir together powdered sugar and water or lemon juice until the mixture is smooth and free of lumps.
12Turn the bread out onto a rack while it's still warm and drizzle with the glaze.
Thaw loaf of bread on a sheet of waxed paper that has been sprayed with Pam. Lightly spray top of loaf with Pam. Cover with another sheet of waxed paper.
I baked mine for almost 40 minutes. Cool them in pans for 5 minutes and then flip them out onto a rack. Let cool (right side up) for another 5 minutes, then grab a napkin and dig in. I did not glaze mine and it was great without glaze.