Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Cinnamon Chocolate Twist Bread

I adore cinnamon anything. Cinnamon buns, cinnamon bread, cinnamon coffee cake, cinnamon straws, the list goes on. My recipe binder is overflowing with cinnamon recipes! In light of this, I have decided to try and take part in the Magazine Mondays group. The goal of this group is to bake our way through the various magazine recipes we've collected. It's a "self-help" group for those of us, like me, who have a recipe collecting addiction :) I'm looking forward to this!







I adapted Canadian Living Magazine's recipe for the Cranberry Chocolate Twist, except I used raisins instead of Craisins because I didn't have any. The combination of raisins and chocolate was a little odd for my palate so next time I'll leave out either the raisins or the chocolate, but other than that, I enjoyed this recipe. It was a lot of fun rolling the dough up then cutting it down the middle and twisting it. That's the best part of yeast doughs - the flexibility it allows and all the shapes you can create from it. I wanted to frost it with cream cheese but the finished product was too pretty to cover up so I just did a simple icing drizzle on top.

10 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

This is food porn and a half!

I'll include this in the upcoming MM post, Sept.7.

VeggieGirl said...

WOWZA that looks incredible - love the raisin substitution, despite the fact that you didn't like the chocolate combination with it (sorry!).

sarahe said...

looks great! i wonder how it would be w/dried cherries...

Cathy said...

Cinnamon is my all time favourite flavour! I'm going to bookmark this to try.

Liz said...

Wow, this looks amazing! I never would have known how to make that shape of bread on my own. And I LOVE cinnamon anything, especially breakfast foods!

Annette said...

That looks absolutely amazing! I also love cinnamon anything. I will have to try it soon. I love the idea of magazine mondays. I have stacks upon stacks of magazines and clippings that I can't bring myself to throw away, but don't really utilize either. I may have to get in on it too, lol.

Emily said...

This looks beautiful, I love the shape of it. I definitely want to try it. I will probably leave out either the raisins or chocolate, too. I can't decide which though, I think it would taste great with either.

Julia @ Mélanger said...

Ummmmm, hello? I just ate dinner. Am completely full. But suddenly hungry again. DELICIOUS!

Ninette said...

Wow, I am blown away! I almost want to swear, as in this is "frickin' fabulous!" Fabulous just doesn't seem to do it. I don't know if I can make this but your pics are great and maybe there's hope for me. Or you'll just have to mail me one. :)

Von said...

I love the way you shaped the bread! I'm definitely trying this one day!