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Cinnamon Swirl Bread With Icing

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“This is extremely good, and that's coming from my EXTREMELY picky siblings. They don't even butter this; they just eat it plain. My siblings are CRAZY about this bread!!! It also makes 2 loaves, which helps in our family where it gets devoured as fast as people are allowed to eat it. BE VERY CAREFUL about the bread being done...the first time I made it it looked done on the outside, but about an inch in the middle was still uncooked, so I had to bake it again...WITH the icing.”
READY IN:
2hrs 30mins
SERVES:
24-28
YIELD:
2 loaves
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in water.
  2. Add milk, eggs, 1/2 cup sugar, butter, salt and 2 1/2 cups flour; beat until smooth.
  3. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  4. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
  5. Place in a greaed bowl, turning once tow grease top.
  6. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  7. Punch dough down; divide in half.
  8. Roll each half into an 18-by-8-inch rectangle.
  9. Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over the dough.
  10. Roll up each rectangle from a short side; pinch seam to seal.
  11. Place seam side down in two greased 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pans.
  12. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
  13. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted very deep into the center of the dough comes out clean (BE SURE OF THIS!).
  14. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks.
  15. Once COMPLETELY COOLED, combine icing ingredients and drizzle over the breads.

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