Dollywood's Famous Cinnamon Bread
1 lbloaf of frozen bread dough, thawed
4 Tbsp(1/2 stick) butter, melted
1 1/2 Tbspcinnamon
FOR THE GLAZE (I DID NOT USE):
1 cpowdered sugar, sifted
2-3 Tbspwater or fresh lemon juice
How to Make Dollywood's Famous Cinnamon Bread
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Prepare 2 8x4-inch loaf pans with a baking spray that has flour in it.
- Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a shallow dish.
- Cut the dough lengthwise into two pieces (do this while the bread is still very cold and has not started to rise).
- Make 4 crosswise slits in each piece, taking care NOT to cut all the way through.
- Brush the loaves all over with butter, making sure to cover all four sides and the inside of the slits.
- Roll each loaf in the cinnamon mixture, packing the cinnamon in the the creases with your fingers.
- Place 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).
- Bake 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.
- Meanwhile, make the glaze.
- Vigorously stir together powdered sugar and water or lemon juice until the mixture is smooth and free of lumps.
- Turn the bread out onto a rack while it's still warm and drizzle with the glaze.
- Pat's Notes:
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.