Braided Cinnamon Sugar Bread

Ashley D


I wanted to make a bread that would be both delicious and visually appealing to look at. This is bread is not actually braided. The way you roll it out and slice it creates the appearance of it being braided. This taste like a giant cinnamon sugar covered doughnut. Its very flaky and light in texture. You could add a powdered sugar glaze, raisins or leave as is. I love the way it looks when its done, and it couldn't be easier to accomplish the look. Enjoy!

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2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
1/2 c
warm milk - not hot, but warm
2 1/2 tsp
active dry yeast
1/8 c
melted butter
egg yolk
1 Tbsp


1/4 c
butter, softened
5 Tbsp
3 tsp


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1Mix the yeast and sugar with the warm milk and let it sit for 5 min, until the yeast bubbles up.

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2Add the egg yolk, the melted butter, the flour and the salt, then add to bread machine and run the dough cycle. Allow cycle to complete.

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3Preheat oven to about 400 F. Flour your surface and roll the dough out to a thickness of 1 cm.

4Spread the melted butter across all of the dough, then sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture.

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5Roll up the dough, and using a knife, cut the log in half length-wise.

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6Twist the two halves together, keeping the open layers exposed. Then transfer to a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

7Top the remaining butter and sprinkle some sugar and cinnamon mixture. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the top is golden brown.

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8Reduce the oven temperature to 350 F after 10 minutes to stop it burning. Top with whatever you like and Enjoy!

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