Last week, i attented a baking class by the purple foodie (link is here:www.purplefoodie.com) and learnt a couple of really nice (not to mention delicious) recipies that im excited to try!
Ive already made the strawberry and roasted almond cake but by far, this bread is my favourite recipie!
The recipie yeilds 2 loaves of bread and 1.5 loaves were gone in a little less than 4 hours!
While i have made bread before and have worked with yeast,i’ve never made a sweet bread apart from cinnamon rolls.
Annnnyyyywho, make this tonight…you won’t regret it!
The recipie (ps:this is completly her recipie….the only this i’ve altered is the filling!)
Basic milk dough:
9g of instant yeast
425g lukewarm milk
2 tsp salt
80g caster sugar
6 tbsp veg oil
1 egg for the dough
1 egg for the egg wash
60 g butter
4-5 tsp cinnamon(this is the change that i made….i amped up the cinnamon….we liked it cinnamony!The original recipie says 2 tsp)
200g caster sugar
For the dough dissolve the yeast in the milk and let it rest for 5 mins.In a bowl, add all the other ingredients and mix it up as you pour in the milk. Once the ingredients are evenly distributed, start kneading for 4-5 minutes until the dough is soft and not longer sticky.Knead the dough and divide into two, make into balls and place it into two bowls greased with oil and covered them with cling film. Let them rise in a warm place for 2 hours. After doubled in volume,roll it to form a rectangle of about 1/2 cm thickness.Now cut 5-6 strips and butter them up and sprinkle on the cinnamon sugar.Stack the strips on top of each other and cut into squares.Put them in a greased loaf pan and cover that with cling pan.Let dough rise for 40 minutes(thats what it took my breads.)
Heres what it should look like:
Now give it a nice eggwash and bake in a preheated oven at 175 c for 30 to 35 minutes till the eggwashed top looks brown , burnt even…But dont worry this will ensure that your bread is cooked through.Remove from the pan and let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes before turning it over and attacking 🙂 !