Monday, 20 May 2013

Braided Cinnamon Wreath Bread

Browsing through Cucumbertown one day,I chanced upon this beautiful looking bread. It was really stunning and I felt the process of making it would definitely be complicated. I then searched for the pictorial demo for this bread and found it. And to my joy it looked pretty doable. Its really easy,in fact super easy.. Thats the upside! The downside, the bread is a bit dry,if you compare it with Cinnamon Rolls. But this one is a treat for anyones eye!


Recipe Source - Ana Maria Ciolacu from Just Love Cookin

Yield: 1 Wreath 
 2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup lukewarm milk
17gms yeast
1/8 cup melted butter
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp sugar

1/4 cup softened butter
4-5 tbsp sugar
3 tsp cinnamon

Mix the yeast and sugar with the lukewarm milk and let it sit a few minutes while the yeast bubbles and foams up.

Add the egg yolk, the melted butter, the flour and the salt, then knead the dough and shape into a ball.

Place the dough in a large, greased bowl, then cover and place in a warm space and let rise until doubled in size (about 1 hour).

Preheat oven to about 200 degrees. Dust your work surface with flour, and roll the dough out to a thickness of 1cm.
Picture courtesy:Ana Maria Ciolacu
Spread the melted butter across all of the dough, then sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Roll up the dough, and using a knife, cut the log in half length-wise.

Twist the two halves together, keeping the open layers exposed as described in the photo tutorial. Give a round shape, then transfer to a baking tray (buttered or covered with cookie sheet).

Top the remaining butter and sprinkle some sugar and cinnamon mixture. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the top is golden brown.

Reduce the oven temperature to 170 degrees after 5-10 minutes to stop it burning. Top with icing sugar mixed with water if you want, just sprinkle some sugar, or eat it like this.


  1. Looks beautiful and I am sure it tastes yummy too!

    1. It's really pretty and tasty Manju... Cinnamon and bread can never go wrong,isn't it :-)

  2. Looks really good da. :-)
    Guess I'll give this a try sometime :-)