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!
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.
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 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.
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.