Beautiful Cinnamon Bread

Cinnamon bread

Beautiful Cinnamon Bread
Adapted from daringbakerduluth

3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp yeast (instant or active dry)
½ tsp salt
¼ cup sugar
¾ cup milk
¼ cup water
1 egg lightly beaten, room temperature
¼ cup butter softened

¼ cup butter softened
½ cup brown sugar
4 tbsp cinnamon powder

Mix sugar and cinnamon and keep aside.

Add water, milk and butter in a sauce pan and heat. Take off fire when butter melts. Bring to warm temperature.
(If you are using active dry yeast: add yeast + sugar to milk mixture and keep aside for 10 mins so yeast becomes frothy).
Or Add all ingredients to a food processor bowl or knead by hand to get a smooth dough.
Place the dough in lightly oiled bowl, cover with cling wrap and keep aside for 1 ½ -2 hrs.
Turn the dough into a lightly floured surface and knead lightly.
Divide into 4 equal parts.
Roll each part to a circle of about 9-10 inch in diameter. If the dough pulls back while rolling, let it rest for few mins and roll again. Trim edges using a plate or bowl as guide.
Place one roll on a parchment paper.

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Spread approx. 1 tbsp butter and sprinkle liberally with cinnamon mixture.
Place another roll on top. Repeat the process till you complete 4 rolls. Spread butter on topmost layer but don’t sprinkle cinnamon.
First mark 8 triangles on top leaving 1 inch of edge intact and slits on each triangle in the middle leaving both edges intact.

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Now cut the dough into 8 triangles using a very sharp knife or pizza cutter. Cut the marked slits as well.

Pull the tip of each triangle and insert into the slit from underneath and pull out from top. Repeat for all triangles.

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Brush with milk and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree Celsius for 10-15 mins or until the bottom and top becomes golden brown.
Brush butter on top as soon as the bread is taken out.
Serve warm.

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