Cinnamon and Sugar Bread Wreath

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I peruse Pinterest from time to time, often just prowling for ‘cool’ recipes, or some random craft project for the apartment. One day, I saw a picture of this bread wreath and thought to myself, “my mum would probably think this is cool.” Also, we love cinnamon sugar in this house, which is one more reason to make this bread wreath. It looks complicated, but it took almost no time to make. Try it!

Ingredients for Bread
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1 egg
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon yeast (1 packet)
Ingredients for Cinnamon Butter
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 5 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon

Directions

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To make the filling, add the butter, cinnamon and sugar in a bowl. Mash the butter and mix with the sugar and cinnamon until a  smooth paste is formed.

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In a mixing bowl, add the warm milk, sugar and yeast together. Let stand for 10 minutes, or until the mixture turns slightly frothy.

Add the egg, salt and butter, and mix until combined. Add flour, and knead into a dough, then continue kneading for about ten minutes.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and let rise for an hour.

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When the dough has risen, punch the dough back down, and roll it out into a large rectangle. The rectangle should be about 1/8″ thick.

Spread the cinnamon butter filling evenly on top of the rectangle. Save about 1/2 a tablespoon of cinnamon butter filling to top the twist.

Roll the dough up, with the longer-side of the rectangle facing you.

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Once rolled up, cut down the middle of the roll lengthwise. Press the tips of both rolls together and twist both lengths of the dough together, keeping the exposed layers on the outside.

Bring each end of the twist together, and press them together so they form a wreath.

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Spread the remaining cinnamon butter on top of the twist/wreath.

Place the twist on a foil-lined cookie sheet, and bake at 350F for 30 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!

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