The Baking

In our new home one of the great things is the kitchen.

It doesn’t get too hot to bake, no matter the time of year.

Perhaps it’s the windows, maybe the deck door that’s nearby.

Whatever the reason, I’m able to now be treated to such things as cinnamon bread.

Certainly can’t complain!

Redflare also was therefore willing to bake for a donation bake sale.

Yeah, it was a weird concept for us too.

You bring some kind of baked good in, list off the ingredients (to help people avoid allergies) and then the “buyer” donates a sum of money and walks away with a treat.

We brought poundcake.

If that looks and sounds great based on the ingredient list, let us know in the comments. I’m sure Redflare wouldn’t mind sharing the recipe.


4 thoughts on “The Baking

    • Found it!
      From the book Great Home Cooking in America.
      Cinnamon Swirl Bread
      * 1 cup milk
      * 1/4 cup butter
      * 1/4 cup sugar
      * 1 tsp. salt
      * 1 pkg active dry yeast
      * 1/4 cup lukewarm water
      * 2 eggs
      * 5 to 5 and 1/2 cups cups sifted flour
      * melted butter
      * 1/3 cup sugar
      * 1 tblsp. ground cinnamon

      Scald milk. Stir in butter, 1/4 cup sugar and salt. Cool to lukewarm.
      Sprinkle yeast on lukewarm water; stir to dissolve.
      Add yeast, eggs, and 2 cups flour to milk mixture.
      Beat until smooth, for about 2 minutes.
      Gradually add enough flour, a little at a time, to make a soft dough that leaves the sides of the bowl.
      Turn onto lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and satiny, about 8-10 minutes.
      Place in lightly greased bowl, turn dough over to grease top.
      Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 to 1.5 hours.
      Divide dough in half.
      Roll each half into 10×8 rectangle.
      Brush lightly with melted butter. Sprinkle with half of combined 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon.
      Roll up like a jelly roll, starting at narrow end.
      Seal long edge.
      Place seam side down in greased loaf pan (9x5x3)
      Repeat with remaining dough.
      Let rise until doubled.
      Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until done.
      Remove from pans and cool.
      Drizzle with glaze if desired. (Wife didn’t glaze in these pictures)

      Glaze: 1 cup confectioners sugar, 4 tsp. milk and 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Blend well.

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