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Cinnamon and Walnut Swirl Bread

by Lorena

Is there anything nicer than the smell of fresh bread? Now imagine that mixed with that there’s the incredible smell of cinnamon… Just so perfect. This bread dough you can also use to make a regular loaf of bread of you can even braid it and do pull apart bread. It’s the perfect recipe to vary.

Cinnamon is definitely my favourite spice. It can make something simple pop. And this cinnamon and walnut swirl bread is absolutely beautiful.

And don’t you think that it looks gorgeous? I think it’s even a great gift for someone who did something nice for you or even a nice thing to have at home if someone came to visit and they’re staying over for breakfast.


Cinnamon and Walnuts Swril Bread

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Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Tea Time
Cuisine: Medium
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings: 1 mould of 20x11cm


For the dough

  • 250 g all purpose flour
  • 15 g melted unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 5 g salt
  • 7 g instant yeast
  • 150 ml lukewarm water
  • 10 g sugar

For the swirl

  • as needed melted unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 50 g toasted and chopped walnuts

For the egg wash

  • 1 egg
  • 100 ml water


For the dough

  • Mix everything in a bowl and knead. You can use a stand mixer with a hook attachment, hand mixer with a swirl attachment or by hand.
  • Stop kneading when you can perform a window test successfully: grab a ball of dough and start stretching it slowly until you can see through the center. If it breaks then it needs more kneading.
  • Let proof covered with a cloth until it doubles in size. If your kitchen is cold, put it inside a turned off warm oven. Mine took 20min.
  • Knock out the air and roll it into a rectangle where the shortest side is the same length as the longer side of the mould.

For the swirl

  • Butter and flour the mould for easy unmoulding later.
  • Brush the dough with butter and then sprinkle the cinnamon sugar and walnuts over it.
  • Roll it and then tuck the ends underneath the roll to make it fit the mould.
  • Let proof until it doubles in size once again.

For the egg wash

  • Break the eggs and mix with the water. Brush it on the proofed bread.
  • Take the bread to a pre-heated oven at 180C until it's nice and golden: 30-35min.
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