Cinnamon bread

Is there a lovelier smell than the baking of fresh cinnamon bread? I think not!

Cinnamon bread

When you make your own dough this takes a little longer, but still.. you'll be done in about 2 hours. You can always use store croissant dough. I will never use that for actual croissants, but you can make fine cinnamon bread with it.


I've grown to love frosting. Why not go all out when making these, right?

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Cinnamon bread with frosting

Cinnamon bread with frosting
cooking time20 min
total cooking time2 uur
servings: 8


for the dough

  • 300 grams flour
  • 180 ml milk, lukewarm
  • 7 grams yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 30 grams melted butter
  • 1 egg yolk

for the filling

  • 100 grams butter, roomtemperature
  • 50 grams sugar
  • 2 tablespoon cinnamon

for the frosting

  • 150 grams powdered sugar
  • 200 grams cream cheese, roomtemperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • milk to thin out the frosting if wanted


  • Mix the lukewarm milk with the yeast, sugar, eggyolk en melted butter.
  • In another bowl mix the flour and salt. Add your wet mixture and knead until you have a smooth dough.
  • Grease a bowl, put your dough in, cover and let rise for about an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celcius.
  • Mix the butter with the sugar and cinnamon. The butter needs to be soft so you can mix well.
  • Roll out the dough into a rectangle. Cover completely with you butter/sugar/cinnamon mixture.
  • Roll up your dough in to a log. Than cut through the length of the log, you can now see all the nice layeres. Twist the two strands around eachother, like a two strand braid, and either attach the end or fold double and put in a cake tin. You can also just cut slices so you'll get a classic cinnabun.
    Je kan ook plakjes van de sigaar snijden om zo meer kleine cinnabuns te maken.
  • Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes for a cinnabun and 30 minutes when baking in a cake tin. (the douch is thicker here so it needs longer to bake)
  • For the frosting mix all the ingredients together. You can add some milk if you want a thinner frosting like mine. Pour over you cinnamon bread and serve immediately.

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