Last night I was looking for something new to make for breakfast in the morning. I was really trying to find a crockpot french toast recipe, but I couldn’t find one that many people had had success with. I came across this recipe (minus the 1/2 cup raisins it called for) and thought it would make fantastic bread for french toast. Even though I forgot a step, and had to go back and try to fix it a little, it still came out really good. That’s my kind of recipe!!
*The recipe calls for using a bread machine to make the dough, but if you don’t have one you could always just mix and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic. Enjoy!
Cinnamon Swirl Bread
- 1 large room temp. egg
- 1/4 cup milk
- approx. 3/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup softened butter
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3 1/2 cups bread flour (or 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour, plus 4 tsp vital wheat gluten)
- 2 tsp active dry yeast
- Optional: 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/3 cup melted butter, cooled
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3 tsp cinnamon
- 1 egg white
- 1 1/2 tsp sugar ( for the topping)
Put the egg and milk in a measuring cup, and add enough warm water to make 1 cup. Pour this into the bread machine pan. Add the softened butter, 1/3 cup sugar, salt, bread flour and yeast. Set the bread machine to the dough cycle. When it beeps, add the raisins if you want them. Let continue to end of cycle.
Once done, remove the dough from the machine and dump it out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll it out to a 10×12 rectangle. Brush the surface of the dough with egg whites. Next, brush with melted butter (this is the step I forgot and had to go back and try to fix). Combine the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over dough, leaving 1″ edge all around.
Roll the dough from the short side, and pinch the ends together where they meet. Roll the ends under, and place the dough in a greased 12″ loaf pan. Cover with a cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for one hour.
Once dough has risen, brush the top with egg whites and sprinkle with 1 1/2 tsp sugar.
Bake at 350 for 35 min.
Comes out so soft and delicious!! Made wonderful French Toast!!