Braided Cinnamon Wreath

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Here is yet another fun recipe that you can make from a basic sweet roll dough recipe (https://crystalpoe.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/sweet-roll-dough/).  I found this particular idea on pinterest, and you can find the original recipe here:  http://totallyloveit.com/braided-cinnamon-rolls/.  I haven’t cut into my version yet, but I’m sure it will taste great.  Basically, it’s a giant cinnamon roll, turned inside out and twisted into a circle.  It’s pretty to look at and not too difficult to make, assuming, of course, that you don’t have a two-month old wanting to be picked up and crying about it beside you.  😉

When you make this, keep in mind, the sweet roll dough recipe that I use and will post here, will yeild two large braids.  If you follow the recipe from totallyloveit.com, however, you will only make one braid.

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Ingredients:

*These ingredients (bread and filling) will produce TWO braids.  Halve the lists if you only wish to make one braid.

Bread

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 pkg. active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 7 – 7 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Filling

  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 8-10 tbsp. sugar
  • 6 tsp. cinnamon

Directions:

  1. In a measuring cup, dissolve yeast in warm water.  Pour into a LARGE mixing bowl.  (If you’re using a glass or metal bowl that is cold, you should heat the bowl with hot water before putting in the yeast mixture.)
  2. Add milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening, and about half of the flour.  Mix until smooth.
  3. Add enough of the remaining flour to handle easily.  Mix with hand.
  4. Turn onto lightly floured board, and knead until smooth and elastic (about 5 minutes).
  5. Round up in a greased bowl, greased side of dough up.  Cover with a damp cloth.  Let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk (about 1 1/2 hours).
  6. Punch down; let rise again until double (about 30 minutes).
  7. Divide dough into two equal parts.
  8. Roll one part out in a rectangle shape until about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
  9. Brush butter over the entire top surface of dough.
  10. Sprinkle on cinnamon and sugar mixture liberally.
  11. Roll dough into a log, as if you are making cinnamon rolls.
  12. Slice log in half, longways (from end to end).
  13. Twist the two halves together, keeping the open layers exposed.  Shape into a circle.
  14. Bake on a buttered (or parchment paper covered) baking sheet.
  15. Top with more butter and sprinkle on more sugar and cinnamon.
  16. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes, until the top is golden brown.  Reduce the oven temperature to 350 the last 5-10 minutes of baking to keep from burning.
  17. Top with powdered sugar.
  18. Repeat steps 8-17 with the second lump of dough, if desired.
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3 responses to “Braided Cinnamon Wreath

  1. Pingback: Sweet Roll Dough | Following Footprints

  2. Wow, This is looks very amazing! You are so talented! =)

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