Mom-certified: "You always make such a mess when you cook"
Bread and I are not friends. We're barely acquaintances. My crowning achievement in the bread baking realm to date is making a loaf that looked like a butt (bread maker + wrong setting = butt loaf). All butts aside (it's been a long week, just give me this one), I thought I would take a shot at the cinnamon bread my mom used to make when I was younger. And now for the caveats: I used a quick, rather than yeast, bread recipe from 500 Vegan Recipes. The ideal way to make this recipe, though, is with yeast bread, which allows you to actually make the cinnamon swirl. Since I used a quick bread recipe, my swirl is more of an explosion.

So now that you know what I did, here's what you should do.
Prepare a basic yeast bread recipe and roll the dough out. Mix cinnamon, brown sugar, and Earth Balance butter together. This mixture should be thin enough to spread over the bread dough but thick enough to not run everywhere. Once the cinnamon mixture is spread over the dough, roll it up. Now for the really healthy part: mix more butter and cinnamon together and drizzle it on the bottom of a bread pan before putting in the dough. If you really want to kill any illusions of this being healthy, cover the bottom of the pan in ice cream and cinnamon instead. Rub some room temperature butter on the top of the loaf and sprinkle with cinnamon. While you're at it, just eat a stick of butter on the side. Bake for however long your particular yeast bread recipe calls for. If done properly, when the loaf is cut into slices you'll end up with a fancy little cinnamon swirl on each slice!
Random Friday night cat in a box. Because what else do you do with 2 gigabytes of cat pictures on a phone (other than feel embarrassed)?

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    Hello and welcome! My name is Megan. I'm an ethical vegan and an admittedly less-than-tidy baker. As a North Dakota/Minnesota native, my goal is to make delicious vegan food that friends, relatives, and unsuspecting strangers will enjoy.


    September 2013
    August 2013