Saturday, September 11, 2010

Delicious Bread!

Yesterday my friend, Turkey, gave me a link to a Breakfast Bread Recipe that looked so delicious I had to make it right away. I changed the recipe a little to suit my needs and what I had in my pantry and came up with my version of the bread.

It ended up being like a ginormous cinnamon roll because my apartment was too cold for it really to rise to it's full potential but the flavor was heavenly and 3ft proclaimed it the most delicious cinnamony bread ever. So I figure it was a win. Even the Husband swears he likes it even though I tried to convince him not to eat it because it was gross and he wouldn't like it -- you know, so there'd be more for me. (It didn't work, but I figured it was worth a shot.)

Cinnamon Swirl Bread


2 1/2 cups unbleached bread flour
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp honey
1/4 cup fat free yogurt
1 1/2 tsp instant yeast
2 Tbsp Brummel and Brown Original Spread w/ Yogurt (room temperature)
1 cup water room temperature water
1 1/2 tsp olive oil for bowl
1/4 cup honey to drizzle over bread
1 tbs cinnamon to sprinkle over bread


In a large bowl mix all of your dry ingredients with a wire whisk.

Make a "well" in your flour mixture and add brummel and brown spread, sour cream, 3 TBS honey, and water. then mix it together with your hands. When the dough forms and there's no flour remaining dump out the bowl onto a lightly floured surface and knead the dough for 8 to 10 minutes. The ball should be slightly tacky and springy.

Oil a bowl and roll dough in the bowl to cover with the oil. Cover the bowl with a damp towel or plastic wrap and allow it to rise for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until doubled in size.

Lightly sprinkle flour on workspace and gently roll out dough. Very carefully pull and shape the dough to form a rectangle about 8 inches by 12 inches. You don’t want to release any of the air trapped in the dough by handling the dough roughly. Drizzle your 1/4 cup honey all over the top of the dough and sprinkle with the cinnamon.

Carefully roll up the rectangle of dough to form the swirls and set inside a prepared bread pan (I used butter flavor baking spray). Cover pan and allow to rise for another hour or until bread rises just past the top of the pan. During the last 20 minutes of rising, set your oven to 350 F.

Bake bread for 30 minutes or until done (mine only took the 30)

When bread is done baking, turn out immediately on a cooling rack. Let cool, then dig in.

Number of Servings: approximately 20 slices

Calories: 132.7
Total Fat: 1.3 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 189.2 mg
Total Carbs: 26.7 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
Protein: 3.4 g

--Previous Day Tracking --

Exercise - Walking.

Healthy Lifestyle - Day 95

Only Water - Day 90

Total Pounds Lost - 35.2

Breakfast - bowl of FiberOne Honey Clusters w/ homemade Almond Milk
Morning Snack - FiberOne Chocolate and Oats Granola Bar
Lunch - Cracked Pepper Turkey Sandwich, with carrots and a dill pickle spear
Mid-Afternoon Snack -1/2 peanut butter and banana sandwich and a slice of honey cinnamon swirl bread
Dinner - Egg McMuffin w/out the Mc (one egg, canadian bacon, and english muffin sandwich) and hash browns

Total Day Calories - 1114


Susana & Chris said...

I bet that bread would make some pretty righteous french toast. Hint, hint.

Angie said...

Homemade bread is far too much work for me to make myself. I'll wait until I visit you and expect you to make it for me then. :-P

Lisa Dovichi said...

Nunan -- you know it girl!! Tomorrow for breakfast when 3ft is feeling well enough to eat it (hopefully)

Zebra -- Well, if it ensures a visit then I'll put it on my baking calendar when you make it to the West Coast. :D

Turkey said...

I kneed to try that recipe!

*dodges tomatoes*

Lisa Dovichi said...

Wouldn't it be "knead"? *launches a tomato*

Turks said...

Ack!! I majored in English, not spelling! ;)