Recipe: Twisted Cinnamon Bread

Posted February 22, 2014 by Lola in Lola's Kitchen / 10 Comments


Lola’s Kitchen is a feature on Lola’s Reviews where I talk about all things related to food, cooking and baking. These posts can be recipe posts or more discussion type posts about food. I love cooking and spend some time in the kitchen almost every day, so I wanted to give it a place on my blog as well. The banner for this feature is designed by Michelle from Limabean Design.

Today I’ll be sharing the recipe with you for Twisted Cinnamon Bread. I made this twice now and I love it!

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Normally I actually don’t cook or bake that often, my sister is usually the one who cooks here. But sometimes I just have a day where I want to cook or bake. When I have to cook dinner for only myself I usually go for something simple, like pizza, soup or pancakes. Actually I am pretty lazy sometimes. I prefer cooking for more people than myself. So while I don’t cook that often and usually don’t even like it, I have these moods where I really want to cook or bake something and I love food. So I’ll be trying to share a recipe or food related post every saturday :).

Most of my new recipe inspiration comes from Pinterest, I have a board dedicated to Delicious (looking) Food. I try to post a comment when I tried a recipe to let followers know how it turned out.

So the Twisted Cinnamon Bread recipe is not something I came up with myself. I found the recipe on a ducth site named Culy and I knew I had to try this and thus pinned it, you can see the pin here.

Because the recipe I used was in Dutch I went to search for an english recipe (with those weird measurements like cups and such). I finally found an english recipe on the site Totally Love It. So I’ll be sharing her recipe and with my own pictures. Recipe is not my own, pictures are ;).

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup lukewarm milk
1 envelope active dry yeast or 0.6 Oz
1/8 cup melted butter
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp sugar

1/4 cup softened butter
4-5 tbsp sugar
3 tsp cinnamon

– Mix the yeast and sugar with the lukewarm milk and let it sit a few minutes while the yeast bubbles and foams up.
– Add the egg yolk, the melted butter, the flour and the salt, then knead the dough and shape into a ball.
– Place the dough in a large, greased bowl, then cover and place in a warm space and let rise until doubled in size (about 1 hour).
– Preheat oven to about 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Dust your work surface with flour, and roll the dough out to a thickness of 1cm.
– Spread the melted butter across all of the dough, then sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
– Roll up the dough, and using a knife, cut the log in half length-wise.
– Twist the two halves together, keeping the open layers exposed as described in the photo tutorial. Give a round shape, then transfer to a baking tray (buttered or covered with cookie sheet).
– Top the remaining butter and sprinkle some sugar and cinnamon mixture. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the top is golden brown.
– Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit after 5-10 minutes to stop it burning. Top with icing sugar mixed with water if you want, just sprinkle some sugar, or eat it like this.

My tip: If your house it too cold for the dough to rise, take the dough with you to the bathroom, put it on a dry place and then take a long hot shower. The bathroom will be warm and your dough can rise :).

And now some pictures 🙂
This is how my dough looked after rising
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This is how it looked after I rolled it out
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I mixed the sugar and cinnamon through the molten butter and then put it on the dough, I found out mixing it first works too. Also both times I made this I didn’t need all of the molten butter.
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The dough after rolling it up
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And then after slicing it. It looks horrible, I think, but then again it doesn’t really matter how horrible it looks now. It still turned out well in the end ;). So don’t worry if the dough looks a bit weird at first.
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And a close up of the rolled up and then sliced dough, looks fancy all those layers.
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And then the end result, it doesn’t look as nice as on the Pinterest pictures, but trust me it’s yummy 🙂
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I hope you enjoyed todays post, I am always a bit hesitant to do something new on the blog and then wonder what people think of it. So if you have time, please drop a comment to let me know what you think of this post and if you like seeing more food related posts in the future.


10 responses to “Recipe: Twisted Cinnamon Bread

    • Glad you like it :). And please let me know how it turns out if you end up making this.
      It was so much fun to make pictures of every step in the process and I am always amazed at how different it looks from the pictures on Pinterest and then it still is delicious.

    • You can really smell the cinnamon when you make this, I always trow in a little bit more cinnamon than the recipe says because I love cinnamon. It’s easy to make and it’s really delicious, although the bread has to rise for quite some time, that’s the only minpoint of this.

    • Cutting it into smaller portions and making rolls from it, is a great idea too! With this recipe you end up with one big bread and I always feel sad if I have to cut it into pieces.

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