Home-Style Cinnamon Braid


Makes 1 loaf


1/3 cup water
1 egg
1/2 cup mashed potatoes
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
3 tablespoons sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/2 cup water
2 eggs
2/3 cup mashed potatoes
1/3 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  1. Measuring carefully, place all ingredients except topping ingredients in bread machine pan in order specified by owner's manual. Program dough cycle setting; press start. For 1-1/2-pound loaf, grease 8-1/2X4-1/2-inch loaf pan; set aside. For 2-pound loaf, grease 12X4-1/2-inch loaf pan; set aside.
  2. When cycle is complete, remove dough to lightly floured surface. If necessary, knead in additional all-purpose flour to make dough easy to handle.
  3. Divide dough into 3 pieces; roll each piece into 18-inch rope. Combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Spray each rope with nonstick cooking spray; roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Braid pieces together and place in prepared loaf pan, tucking ends under. Cover with clean towel; let rise in warm, draft-free place 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until evenly browned. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.

Home-Style Cinnamon Raisin Braid

Prepare dough as directed above through Step 2. Knead 1/2 to 3/4 cup dark raisins into dough. Continue with Step 3 as directed above.

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