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Homemade Cinnamon Bread

Easy enough for the beginning bread maker this small loaf uses only half the dough. Make two loaves or use the other half for another variation.
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Basic Bread Dough

  • 1 pkg yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (100-115 degrees)
  • 2 Tablespoons shortening (solid)
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3-3.5 cups plain flour, divided

Cinnamon Loaf

  • 1/2 recipe Basic Bread Dough
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)


Basic Bread Dough

  • Dissolve yeast in warm water in large bowl.
  • Add sugar, shortening, egg, salt and half the flour.
  • Beat at low speed with electric mixer until smooth.
  • Stir enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough.
  • Place dough in a greased bowl, turning to grease top.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place (85 degrees) one hour or until doubled in bulk. 
  • Or, cover and refrigerate up to five days.
  • Punch dough down. Turn out onto lightly floured surface, and knead 4 or 5 times.
  • Shape and bake as directed.

Cinnamon Bread

  • Roll dough into a 15 x 7" rectangle on a lightly floured surface.
  • Brush with melted butter.
  • Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over dough. Add raisins if desired.
  • Roll up starting at narrow edge, keeping dough tight. Pinch seam and ends together.
  • Place seam side down in a greased 8.5 x 4.5 x 3 inch loaf pan. 
  • Cover and let rise 45 minutes to one hour or until doubled in bulk.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped lightly.
  • Remove from pan to wire rack and let cool.
  • Combine powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth and drizzle over loaf.
  • Sprinkle with pecans, if desired.
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