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Cinnamon Wreath

Saura Kline
Twisty cinnamon bread



  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp active dry yeast
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 8 Tbsp butter, soft

Cinnamon Filling

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Egg wash

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Sprinkle yeast over luke warm milk, add a pinch of sugar,
    and set aside for 5 minutes, or until yeast mixture is bubbly and frothy.
  • In a mixing bowl fitted with a paddle attachment, add flour,
    remaining sugar, salt and turn on low just to mix ingredients together. Add
    yeast mixture and mix for 1 minute. Now switch to a dough hook.  Add eggs, then butter, and mix on low for 5-7 minutes. Dough should be in one ball going round and round the bowl before taking out. Put the dough into a greased bowl, and cover it. Leave in a warm,
    non-windy area of your kitchen, and let proof for 45 minutes.
  • Prepare the filling next. Mix softened butter with brown sugar, salt, cocoa powder,
    and cinnamon until smooth.
  • Once dough is proofed, turn out onto a lightly floured
    surface and roll with a rolling pin. Roll it into a rectangle that’s about 10”x26”
    wide. Using an offset spatula, spread cinnamon filling over dough. Leave ½”
    clean on all edges.
  • Starting from the bottom, roll the dough up tightly. Once
    rolled up, lengthen the roll a little by pulling each side longer.
  • Cut dough down the center of the roll, exposing the filling.
    I use a razor blade to cut my way through. Next, wrap the two pieces together
    tightly, then roll it into a large cinnamon roll shape. Use a large spatula to transfer
    the dough to a sheet tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Cover and proof for 1 hour.
    Mix water and egg together to make your egg wash. Lightly
    spread the wash over the surface of the proofed dough.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 25-30 minutes. The wreath will be evenly golden
    brown. Cool completely before cutting.