Don’t believe any of those rumors you’ve been hearing about me teleporting bread for the past few days. Those are all lies! Why would I teleport something as delicious as bread. But… it could lead to some pretty interesting results. Sending bread around the world to all the people I know. I mean a few pieces of bread teleporting wouldn’t hurt anyone, right? I would be feeding the people of the world with this crazy idea. Nothing could go wrong and everyone will benefit from it. A few extra bucks for some instant bread and people happily fed. Everything is going to be great. We are definitely going to ignore the rumors of the teleported bread mutating. There is no way that is going to happen. We use those things everyday and look at us! We are completely fine. Time to teleport some bread for the next three days.
This past week Team Fortress 2 released a small update and one of the new assets added was several kinds of bread. As my husband started pointing this information out to me I got super excited about the possibility of making bread at home with the benefit of a new blog post! I looked over the different choices and knew immediately it was time to make cinnamon swirl bread. Baking homemade bread does take a bit of effort but the end result is so worth it. The hardest part is probably the kneading of the bread but if you are lazy you can just use a dough hook (I prefer to do it by hand – let out that little bit of anger). Twice during the process you will have to let the dough do its things and rise. This bread is deliciously sweet and can be used the next morning for some amazing French toast.
Required Equipment: stand mixer, sauce pan, loaf pan
Servings: 1 loaf
– 8 tbsp butter
– 1 cup coconut milk
– 2 ¼ tsp yeast
– 2 eggs
– 1/3 cup sugar
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 3 ½ cups flour
– ¼ cup brown sugar
– ¼ cup sugar
– 2 tbsp cinnamon
– 1tbsp butter for loaf pan
– 1 egg for wash
In a saucepan melt and warm up the butter and coconut milk. Once melted, check the temperature. If it is between 110°F-120°F add the yeast. Otherwise, wait for it to cool to those temperatures. Allow this to sit for about five minutes or until the yeast becomes slightly foamy.
In the bowl of a stand mixer beat the two eggs. Add the sugar and mix until well combined.
Add the vanilla extract. Slowly add the yeast mixture to the bowl while mixing (the mixture should not be hot enough to cook the eggs).
Add half of the flour. Once combined add the last half.
After the dough is together either remove it from the bowl and knead it on the table or change to the dough hook. Both methods should be done over ten minutes.
Once the dough is worked, place it in a greased bowl, cover and place in a warm location. Allow the dough to rise for at least two hours or until it has doubled in size.
Take the dough and roll it out into a rectangle. Keep in mind the size of your baking pan while rolling it out. In a small bowl mix together the brown sugar, sugar and cinnamon. Thoroughly cover the dough with the sugar mixture.
Roll up the dough. Once you make it to the end, pinch together the loose end with the rest of the dough.
Take your loaf pan and smear butter around it. Place the rolled up dough in the loaf pan (seam side down). Cover with plastic wrap and allow it to rise for another two hours.
After the dough has risen pre-heat your oven to 350°F. Give the loaf a light egg wash and then place in the oven for 40 minutes. Once done, take it out and allow for it to fully cool. Cutting the bread too early can lead to the filling leaking out.