Thursday, February 11, 2010

HBinFive Bread Braid 4

Our February 1st HBinFive Bread Braid assignment was to make three breads using the Soft Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread dough.

My story for the Apple Strudel Bread is one of omission. I omitted the apples, the walnuts and the raisins. I did, however, keep the cinnamon. So, it counts, right?

The omissions were to please O. who does not like apples or walnuts, and does not like raisins "in things".

So while the loaf was baking, what fruit does she choose for lunch? An apple, of course, because she is tired of clementines, and the bananas and pears weren't ripe.

I still think the apple falls into the "don't like it in things" category. She's not into banana bread these days for the same reason.

I am calling this bread of omission Double Cinnamon Swirl Bread.

I followed the directions from ABinFive for Judy's Board of Directors' Cinnamon-Raisin Bread to roll the dough and spread the filling, but used the rising and baking directions for the Apple Strudel Bread.

I rolled the dough into an 8 x 14 inch rectangle. Then I brushed the surface with the egg wash, and covered it liberally with cinnamon sugar. I then spread 1/2 cup of cinnamon chips ordered from King Arthur Flour. I rolled the dough up jelly roll style, pinching and folding in the ends and seam. Into the greased loaf pan it went to rise.

My Double Cinnamon Swirl Bread smelled like donuts while baking. The cinnamon chips melted, creating a creamy-buttery texture. We enjoyed this for breakfast looking out at the trees after the second blizzard of the week.

The other two breads to try were the Soft Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread and Hot Dog Buns. I have nothing but praise for the sandwich loaf. It was a big loaf suitable for toast, and sandwiches, of course.

We were particularly fond of the hog dog buns. I don't think I can buy the packaged kind any more. That means planning ahead just for hot dogs, but worth it, I think.


  1. WOW...your hot dog buns came out perfectly shaped. I had fun making the hot dog buns and will definitely be making them again!

    Your Apple Bread turned out great and the filling is so even through out the dough! Perfect!

  2. That cinnamon swirl bread looks totally delicious.. can just see that toasted with a pat of butter melting. YUM

  3. What a great job! I too love the soft whole wheat...made it again today.

  4. What a beautiful loaf. You're in trouble now. You've set the families expectations so high!

  5. love the swirl in your bread. All your breads look great

  6. I also liked the swirl in your bread and I'm so impressed with the hot dog buns!

  7. You have two beautiful breads here- the buns look perfect and the swirl is just as great.

  8. OOH!, YUM!

    I don't think we will buy packaged buns, either. And I'll make enough buns for a whole package at a time. No weird 6 hot dogs, 8 buns...

  9. I thought the WW sandwich bread was great also! I definitely can't go back to storebought bread. Oh well.

    I love your bread of omission...looks delicious!

  10. I am jealous! I've tried the soft WW twice now and I am just not getting that kind of rise in it. My second loaf was kind of flat, but very light in texture and delicious. But it's a little short for Daddy Sandwiches (Little One says it's just right for her).

  11. Your bread looks beautiful even with the omissions. And the hot dog buns! Way to go!! I had chosen the hamburger buns but now I'm thinking i need to do the hot dog buns.

  12. I love the cinnamon bread variation. And your hot dog buns look perfect!

  13. I love the cinnamon bread. I can only get the cinnamon chips at Christmas in the stores here so I bought 5 bags. Then after Christmas, I found them on clearance for a dollar a bag and bought 5 more bags. I'm running into the kitchen to make another batch of dough for cinnamon bread
    Love the hot dog buns too. you did a great job!

  14. Mmmmm...I love cinnamon swirl bread. The hot dog buns look wonderful as well. I need to try them next time.



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