Monday, December 16, 2013

Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread

“Santa clause is coming to town” I think like me all of you are waiting for Christmas. Ready to enjoy the season with family and friends, from shopping to cleaning - we want everything to be perfect during Christmas. And this is the perfect month for baking, most of the people bake their best batch of cookies, cakes and breads during Christmas for friends and family. From yesterday I was think to prepare something because the smell of baking makes me mad every time and the smell only makes you feel that Christmas is coming. 

It was so cold from last 2 days because of 30 hours of continuous snow fall, so if you keep your oven busy that will make your home little warm also. From long time I planned to make some bread but any how didn't make. So I thought this is the best time to make some bread. And I prepared some easy CINNAMON RAISIN SWIRL BREAD. It’s really soft moist and perfect as breakfast bread. Really felt satisfied after a perfect bread baking.

1.All-purpose flour: 1 ½ cup, and little more for kneading.
2.Milk Powder: 2 table spoon.
3.Salt : ½ tea spoon.
4.Sugar: 2 table spoon.
5.One egg.
6.Butter (soften) : 2 table spoon.
7.Granulated sugar: 2 table spoon.
8.Cinnamon powder: one table spoon.
9.Dry yeast: 1 table spoon.
10.Raisin: 1 cup.
11.Warm water: ¾ cup.
12.Baking Powder: ½ tea spoon.
13.Vegetable oil: 1 tea spoon.


In a bowl add the warm water little sugar and add the dry yeast and keep it aside till the yeast rise.
Now in a bowl mix the flour, milk powder, salt and sugar, baking powder and mix well.

Now mix the egg and butter well, now add this into the yeast and water bowl and mix well.

Now make a hole in middle of the flour mixture and add the egg butter and yeast mixture, and mix them together and make soft dough, kneed it till it become soft and smooth.

Now rub some vegetable oil in a bowl and place the dough in the bowl and cover it with a plastic wrap and keep it in a warm place for 40 to 45 mints. After 45 mints your dough will become double in size.

Now sprinkle some flour in a plain surface, kneed our dough for some time. Now roll it like a big square roti.

Mix the granulated sugar and cinnamon powder together, Now rub some butter on top of the dough sheet, then sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon power mixture on top of that.

Now sprinkle the raisin’s on top of that, now start rolling it from one corner to another like my photo an fold the edges also.

Now rub some vegetable oil or butter into a loaf pan, and sprinkle some flour also.

Now place the bread roll inside the loaf pan and cover it with an aluminum foil and keep this in a warm place for 20 mints. After 20 mints it became double in size. Now brush some beaten  egg on top of the bread.

Now pre heat your oven in 350 degree F, and place the loaf pan in middle rack and bake it for 35 to 40 mints. Now take out the bread from the oven and place it in a cool rack and slowly cut them into slices.

Your easy CINNAMON RAISIN SWIRL BREAD is ready serve with a cup of hot coffee.