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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cinnamon Pecan Bread

Here is a fun recipe that I am making today to sell at the St. David Farmers Market this Saturday. The presentation is very eye catching! This isn't a sweet bread, just bread with lots of cinnamon and pecans in it. :) The recipe makes two braided loaves or one 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf.

1 cup milk
1 egg
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2/3 cup chopped pecans
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons instant yeast OR 1 packet active dry yeast (If using active dry yeast, dissolve it in the warm milk before combining with the remaining ingredients.)



Mix, knead and let your dough rise until doubled using your favorite method; bread machine, manual or stand mixer. Divide dough into 6 pieces.




Roll each piece into a rope about 15 inches long.







Pinch the ends together well.






Braid the three pieces together and pinch the other end well.






Tuck the ends underneath the braid and place on an ungreased baking sheet.







Let rise in a warm place until nearly doubled.





Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack and cool completely.


Be sure to visit the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop at Deborah Jean's Dandelion House!

6 comments:

edenhills said...

I'm intrigued! I usually think of cinnamon for a sweet bread. I might have to try this.

Teresa

Candy C. said...

Teresa,

Hope you give it a try, it is especially good warm with lots of butter! :)

Shonya said...

Oh yum, that looks like something we'll definitely have to try! Bring on the midnight snackies. . . :) http://homestead-for-sale.blogspot.com/

Candy C. said...

Thanks for stopping by Shonya! Midnight snackies sound pretty good to me! :)

Sweet .n. Simple said...

Visiting from the FaRmGiRl blog hop. Beautiful braided bread ♥ I must try this:)

Candy C. said...

Sweet.n.Simple,
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you like it as much as we do! :)