I decided to try my hand at making homemade bread. Of course being me, I couldn't make just regular bread. I chose cinnamon wheat bread because whenever I buy it at the store it has raisins in it, and there's never enough cinnamon. Because I've never made bread I looked up a recipe, but then of course I used it as a guideline and adjusted as I saw fit. I used The Pioneer Woman's Homemade Cinnamon Bread.
The alterations I made were:
- I used brown sugar in place of white sugar for 1/3 of the sugar in the recipe.
- I weighed out the 3.5 cups of flour based on this conversion chart. (I also weighed the sugar.)
- I used a very generous amount of cinnamon and sugar in the swirl part.
I should also mention that I don't have a bread maker, so I made my bread entirely by hand - well my kitchen aid mixer did make an appearance. It was a long endeavor. I now have seriously respect for people who regularly bake their own bread - especially with out a bread making machine. The whole process took forever, this is not a quick pay-off recipe. I didn't get any pictures during the whole process because I was covered in nastiness for most of the cooking experience, but my finished pictures make me very happy.