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Cinnamon Swirl Bread with Orange Maple Butter
Prep Time
4 hrs
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
4 hrs 40 mins
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 Tbsp. unsalted butter divided
  • 2 1/2 tsp. Active Dry Yeast
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • Egg wash: 1 egg and 1 Tbsp. milk
  • Orange Maple Butter:
  • 1/2 cup one stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp. orange zest
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  1. In a small saucepan, melt 6 Tbsp. butter with milk. Heat just until very warm without bringing to a boil. Remove from heat and cool until just warm to the touch. Sprinkle yeast over mixture, stirring gently. Let sit for 10 minutes until bubbly.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix sugar and eggs until well combined.
  4. Pour in milk mixture, stirring to combine. On low speed, add half of the flour mixture until combined. Add other half and continue to stir increasing speed to medium, until combined.
  5. Switch to dough hook attachment and knead on medium speed for 10 minutes. If dough seems to sticky, add additional flour 1 tablespoon at a time.
  6. Place dough in a large bowl drizzled with canola oil. Toss to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for at least 2 hours.
  7. After dough has risen, turn out onto a lightly floured work surface. Roll dough into a rectangle . Make sure you only roll the dough as wide as the loaf pan you are going to bake it in and 18-24 inches long.
  8. Spread top of dough with 2 Tbsp. softened butter. In a small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over the buttered dough. Starting at end farthest from you, roll dough toward you, keeping it tight. Pinch the seem to seal.
  9. Spray loaf pan generously with non-stick cooking spray. Place dough in loaf pan, seam side down. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for an additional 2 hours.
  10. While bread is rising, make butter. Combine all ingredients in food processor and pulse.Place mixture in small bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Place in refrigerator. Butter can also be formed into a log and wrapped in wax paper.
  11. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  12. Remove plastic wrap from bread. Carefully brush egg wash over top of bread. Bake for 40 minutes on the middle rack of oven. Remove pan from oven and let cool on wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and continue to cool. Slice and serve.