I mentioned on Sunday that I was going to be making this cinnamon bread. My husband was off golfing and I was so excited to watch my recorded Oprah episodes and bake some bread! I started around 9am since I knew that there was quite a bit of rising time (4 hours in the recipe). In the end, my loaf actually had about 6 hours of rising time since I was running errands in between the steps.
I wish that I could somehow post how this bread smelled as it was cooking. It reminded me of childhood, The Runaway Bunny and Goodnight Moon. It reminded me of coming home from school and smelling freshly baked cookies. It reminded me of the annual ski trips we used to take with another family. We would always rent the same mountain house and ski every day for a week. It was perfection.
Perhaps those seem like strange connections, but it all makes molds together quite exquisitely in my mind.
You know how recipes always say that you should let it cool before serving? Am I the only one who NEVER follows this rule?
I was quite pleased with how the swirl turned out and all of the cinnamon-sugary goodness that was just begging to be eaten.
Here is a close-up for you. It's kind of unreal how great this tastes with a little bit of butter.
This really is a good recipe and I suggest you try it if you enjoy baking. The dough was really easy to work with and it was smooth sailing from the get-go. Just remember to allow ample rising time. It. Is. Key.
Have a great Tuesday and if you try the bread, let me know how it turns out!