The early morning sun was caressing my face just like soft, warm buttered cinnamon bread with a mug of steaming hot golden tea...
A taste of heaven isn't it? exactly how my breakfast was today... wow!, wish I had an experience like this everyday... for those intimidated by yeast , believe me it is the easiest and most satisfying expeience ever! Come indulge with me...
See the steam rising from the cup of tea...lovely nah
- To make 2 loaves you require-Milk-1 cup
- Sugar-1/2 cup
- Salt-1 tsp
- Yeast (dry)-2 and a 1/2 tsp.
- Plain flour-4 and 1/2 cups
- Cinnamon (ground)-1 to 2 tsp
- Butter for filling-1 tbsp
- Sugar for filling 2-3 tbsp, can use more if you want it sweeter
- Raisins for filling- a handful
Combine milk and sugar, gently heat milk till warm, add yeast, let prove till foamy (about 15 minutes), add melted butter, salt and eggs, slowly add the flour and knead to a smooth dough,adding more flour if necessary, leave covered in oiled bowl for at least an hour, till well risen.Punch down and roll out, combine butter, sugar and cinnamon and spread out on the rolled out dough, roll up and pinch sides in to seal, transfer to a loaf tin, leave for half an hour.Preheat oven at 200 C, before placing in oven, brush top with egg white, bake for 40 minutes or till top is golden.Serve with butter or with your favorite preserve...ENJOY!
This bread is on it's way to lovely Susan for her Yeastspotting event.
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