Cinnamon swirl bread

Submitted by Stephanie Wielenberg

About the cook: I am a mom of 5 boys with the oldest being 6 years old. I’ve always loved being in the kitchen and making new recipes. I’m excited to share this one with you.

About the dish: Our family’s favorite

National Origin: Sweden

Serves: 8

Estimated Time: Over 2 Hours


1 2/3 cups lukewarm warm water, divided
2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed at room temperature
4 1/2 cups flour

Cinnamon mixture
3 tablespoons butter, dived (softened)
1/2 cup brown sugar, divided
2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided


1. In a bowl with a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, mix together yeast, sugar and 1 cup of lukewarm water. Let stand for 5 minutes.
2. Add remaining water, honey, salt, butter, and 4 cups flour. Mix well. Add remaining flour and mix well.
3. Knead dough for 5 minutes
4. Transfer dough to a lightly greased mixing bowl, turning once. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise 1 hour.
5. Divide dough into 2 equal pieces. On a floured surface roll each piece into 8×4 rectangle. Layer each piece with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Roll each piece into a log and seal edges.
6. Place logs into 2 lightly greased bread pans. Cover with lightly greased plastic wrap. Let rise until double in size.
7. Preheat oven to 390 degrees and bake on center rack for 18-23 minutes or until golden brown.
8. Dump out and place on a cooling rack
9. Enjoy

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