Cinnamon Swirl Bread Recipe

How long has an idea grown before it pops out successfully? Let’s make Cinnamon Swirl Bread that’s growing with us for centuries!

Meatball and flat-packed furniture isn’t the only thing IKEA gave the world. Nor IKEA is the only Swedish company that widened the horizon of possibilities for the human race. Although we could have been better off if they had convinced some people to use public transport rather than sell them cars.

How can ideas grow?

Great inventions go a long way back and have their origins like roots of trees crawling unseen underground, sometimes for centuries. The wider the scopes of their roots are, the bigger and more prominent they can grow up to when the environmental conditions are right.

As a seed can’t grow without soil, adequate amount of water and sunshine, ideas need ground to gain traction, support that encourages growing and clear path to reach the sky. It’s a delicate process that requires all ingredients to be present in the process harmoniously otherwise ideas just like saplings fail.

Is there instant success?

Just think about nowadays ubiquitous led lights that was first invented in 1927 but no one cared to bother with it for half a century. Then it took another 50 years to start using them but only in the last decade when digitalisation began and environmental issues arose, they started to really shine.

IKEA’s flat packed furniture or Volvo’s safety features weren’t unique invention that the world hasn’t seen before. Well, maybe Volvo’s unique front that was designed to survive a deer collision was but that wasn’t a real selling point outside of countries with sparse deer population.

Success isn’t coming from great innovations but from those who are able to package them together and find a way to deliver them to people to solve their problems.

What is raisin bread?

Much like we knew about raisin bread and cinnamon, for almost an eternity but no one gave them much thought until IKEA started selling their Swedish cinnamon rolls.

The US raisin bread is attributed as an American invention but throwing raisins into dough reaches back at least to the 15th century in European written history. Who really invented it is lost forever in the midst of time but what we know is that in the US, it is one of the few recipes strictly regulated by law.

The Code of Federal regulation requires the weight of the raisins to be equal to 50% of the weight of flour used. The rest of the world isn’t as serious about setting a standard for raisin bread and probably this is how innovative ideas as mixing in a bit of cinnamon sprang forward.

Can cinnamon swirl bread win?

Cinnamon swirl bread differs from plain raisin bread that the dough gets a layer of cinnamon and it is rolled up instead of just knead everything in one go. So in a way, it’s an evolutionary improvement in flavors as well as in the applied technique.

Once the dough is cinnamon and it is rolled up to a log, it’s one step away from being a cinnamon roll and sold in furniture shops. Not being able to serve it in bite sized portions or at least per person portions that is why cinnamon swirl will never be as successful as cinnamon rolls.

It remains to be open if its improvement in flavor will be enough to unseat plain raisin bread from it throne or limp behind undeservedly in the never-ending agony of what we should have with our hot chocolate, tea or coffee.Cinnamon swirl bread - SunCakeMom

 

Ingredients

(for 2 rolls)

  • 5 cup / 600g Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 8 tablespoon cup / 120g Butter
  • 1 cup / 240ml Milk
  • ½ oz / 15g Fresh yeast
  • 7 oz / 200g Dried fruit
  • 2 oz / 50g Chocolate chips
  • 1 Egg or better just egg yolk for eggwash

Filling

  • 8 tablespoons / 100g Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Honey or sweetener of choice (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons Cinnamon (ground)

Note: Only dried fruit and chocolate chips are used to sweeten the bread. Add sweetener of choice to the dough if desired.

Kitchen Utensils

  • 11½” x 4½” / 29,5cm x 11cm Baking Tray

How to make Cinnamon swirl bread

Dough

  1. In a large bowl add the flour, eggs, butter, yeast and milk.Flour-butter-yeast-egg-gp-SunCakeMom
  2. Knead them together until the dough gathers into a ball.Flour-butter-yeast-egg-milk-dough-gp-SunCakeMom
  3. Put half of the dough into another bowl, cover it and put it aside in a 68°F – 81°F / 20°C – 27°C place to rise.Fresh yeast dough - SunCakeMom
  4. After about 30 – 90 minutes depending on the temperature, the dough should be doubled or at least raised.Fresh yeast dough - SunCakeMom
  5. Take the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. The recipe is for 2 rolls and will need to divide the dough into 4 possibly equal parts.Cinnamon-swirl-bread-recipe-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  6. Roll two of the dough out to the size of our baking tin.Flour-butter-yeast-egg-milk-dough-strech-1-gp-SunCakeMom
  7. Then roll it out in the other direction about 4 times as much.Flour-butter-yeast-egg-milk-dough-strech-2-gp-12-SunCakeMom

Filling

  1. Cut the fruits and chocolate to the size we like them best.Chocolate roll recipe - SunCakeMom
  2. Cream butter, cinnamon and optional sweetener with an electric beater.Cinnamon swirl bread - SunCakeMom

Assembly

  1. Spread half of the buttery cinnamon on top of one of the dough then sprinkle half of the dried chocolate on top.Cinnamon swirl bread - SunCakeMom
  2. Place another dough on top. It doesn’t have to be pretty and luckily the dough will allow us plenty of adjustments one placed on each other.Cinnamon swirl bread - SunCakeMom
  3. Roll it up gently. It doesn’t have to be tight.Cinnamon swirl bread - SunCakeMom
  4. Sprinkle on some water then cover the dough with a cloth and put it back to a 68°F – 81°F / 20°C – 27°C place for 30 – 60 minutes to rise again.Cinnamon swirl bread - SunCakeMom
  5. Once it’s risen, beat egg yolk and a brush it on top.Cinnamon swirl bread - SunCakeMom
  6. Put the dough into a preheated 365°F / 180°C oven and bake it until its top is getting a lovely golden brown color, for about half an hour. Cinnamon swirl bread - SunCakeMom
  7. Let it cool a bit then slice and serve.Cinnamon swirl bread - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!

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Cinnamon Swirl Bread Recipe

How long has an idea grown before it pops out successfully? Let's make Cinnamon Swirl Bread that's growing with us for centuries!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 32
Author SunCakeMom

Equipment

  • 11½" x 4½" / 29,5cm x 11cm Baking Tray

Ingredients

  • 5 cup / 600g Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 8 tablespoon cup / 120g Butter
  • 1 cup / 240ml Milk
  • ½ oz / 15g Fresh yeast
  • 7 oz / 200g Dried fruit
  • 2 oz / 50g Chocolate chips
  • 1 Egg or better just egg yolk for eggwash
Filling
  • 8 tablespoons / 100g Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Honey or sweetener of choice optional
  • 3 tablespoons Cinnamon ground

Instructions

  • In a large bowl add the flour, eggs, butter, yeast and milk.
    Flour-butter-yeast-egg-gp-SunCakeMom
  • Knead them together until the dough gathers into a ball.
    Flour-butter-yeast-egg-milk-dough-gp-SunCakeMom
  • Put half of the dough into another bowl, cover it and put it aside in a 68°F – 81°F / 20°C – 27°C place to rise.
    Fresh yeast dough - SunCakeMom
  • After about 30 – 90 minutes depending on the temperature, the dough should be doubled or at least raised.
    Fresh yeast dough - SunCakeMom
  • Take the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. The recipe is for 2 rolls and will need to divide the dough into 4 possibly equal parts.
    Cinnamon-swirl-bread-recipe-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  • Roll two of the dough out to the size of our baking tin.
    Flour-butter-yeast-egg-milk-dough-strech-1-gp-SunCakeMom
  • Then roll it out in the other direction about 4 times as much.
    Flour-butter-yeast-egg-milk-dough-strech-2-gp-12-SunCakeMom

Filling

  • Cut the fruits and chocolate to the size we like them best.
    Chocolate roll recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Cream butter, cinnamon and optional sweetener with an electric beater.
    Cinnamon swirl bread - SunCakeMom

Assembly

  • Spread half of the buttery cinnamon on top of one of the dough then sprinkle half of the dried chocolate on top.
    Cinnamon swirl bread - SunCakeMom
  • Place another dough on top. It doesn't have to be pretty and luckily the dough will allow us plenty of adjustments one placed on each other.
    Cinnamon swirl bread - SunCakeMom
  • Roll it up gently. It doesn't have to be tight.
    Cinnamon swirl bread - SunCakeMom
  • Sprinkle on some water then cover the dough with a cloth and put it back to a 68°F – 81°F / 20°C – 27°C place for 30 - 60 minutes to rise again.
    Cinnamon swirl bread - SunCakeMom
  • Once it's risen, beat egg yolk and a brush it on top.
    Cinnamon swirl bread - SunCakeMom
  • Put the dough into a preheated 365°F / 180°C oven and bake it until its top is getting a lovely golden brown color, for about half an hour.
    Cinnamon swirl bread - SunCakeMom
  • Let it cool a bit then slice and serve.
    Cinnamon swirl bread - SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!

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