Berry Cinnamon Swirl Bread

100_6174Joy the Baker’s Baking Bootcamp has brought us this Berry Cinnamon Swirl Bread. Click the link for a step by step depiction of the recipe.

100_6133It starts with sugar and yeast, a bit of milk and butter plus an egg yolk for richness= the basis of a stellar dough.

100_6138Once the mixture is frothy and bubbly, we can add flour and a touch of salt.

100_6143We knead the dough for a few minutes. It becomes soft and easy to work with. The dough is rolled into a ball and placed in a greased bowl for an hour.

100_6145While the dough is resting, we focus our attention on the filling: butter, cinnamon and sugar. Frozen berries are laid out in a single layer to thaw. I was fresh out of fresh berries but if you have them, use them.

100_6149After the dough has risen it is ready to roll out into an 18×12 inch rectangle.

100_6154Next we spread the cinnamon and sugar butter over top, leaving a border of about an inch all around.

100_6161The berries are sprinkled over top. Isn’t it pretty?

100_6166We roll the dough up, pinch the sides and cut down the middle exposing the fruit inside. This leaves us with two pieces to braid and wrap into a wreath shape. Very carefully we lift the wreath and place it into a greased cast iron skillet.

100_6168Baked for 25-30 minutes, it becomes a beautiful golden color due to the egg wash and the scent of cinnamon will fill your kitchen. Kids and animals will wander in, following their noses.

100_6183Powdered sugar rains down and creates a beautiful wreath of berry infused bread.

100_6190Enjoy :)

 

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