Today is National Homemade Bread Day. In honor of such an occassion we have made a Cinnamon Swirl Bread. This smells so good when it is cooking.
This is a batter bread so get the kids involved with pouring in the ingredients and mixing away. With the little ones, you measure and then have them “help” you pour and stir. When they get older this is a great place to practice fractions. How you say? Have them measure the flour 1- 1/2 cups and give them a 1/4 cup measuring cup. How many of those do you need to equal 1-1/2 cups? Math.
Here’s the bread recipe we used.
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
2 envelopes rapid rise yeast
2/3 cup milk (very warm 120 to 130 degrees)
1/4 cup butter, melted
Cinnamon Mixture Ingredients
3 tbls. butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar (we like light)
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (we like Saigon Cinnamon)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Mix the batter ingredients and pour in a pre-sprayed 8X8 inch baking dish; let rest for 10 minuts.
Combine cinnamon mixture in a small bowl by mixing it with a pastry blender or a fork.
Top the batter evenly with the cinnamon mixture, using the back of your wooden spoon (or your finger LOL), poke topping thoroughly into batter.
Bake in a 350 degree oven 25 to 30 minutes until lightly browned and firm in center. Cool 10 minutes.
Combine icing ingredients and drizzle over warm cake. (I encourage to let your children do this part…it doesn’t have to be perfect. Our drizzle became more of a complete frosting but it sure tastes good.)
YUM! This makes a great dessert or a sweet treat in the morning for breakfast.
Enjoy your day!
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