Cinnamon Friendship Bread

I was first introduced to this bread the week before Christmas.  My hubby flew out of town the week of Christmas for business, so I packed up my kids and we headed down to my parents a few days early since we were going down anyways.  While I was there, one of my mom’s cute friends dropped off a loaf of this bread and between my mom, my sister, my brother, and myself, the loaf was pretty much gone 5 minutes upon arrival!  We all LOVED it!  Well needless to say, the next day we got the recipe and made some more to deliver ourselves. We added a yummy almond glaze to it and it we all agreed it was a delicious finishing touch!The original recipe was called, “Yule Log”, but my mom and I changed the name to “Cinnamon Friendship Bread” because the recipe makes 3 loaves, perfect to take to neighbors, friends, family, or someone you think is in need of a smile.Pin ItCINNAMON FRIENDSHIP BREAD1 Tbsp. yeast1/4 cup warm water2 cups milk1/4 cup butter, melted1/4 cup sugar1 egg5 cups flour, divided1 Tbsp. salt Dissolve 1 tbs yeast in ¼ c. warm water in mixing bowl . Heat 2 c. milk til very warm. Stir in 1 egg, ¼ c sugar & ¼ c butter, cool 2 min & add to bowl.Add 3 c. bread flour and beat on high until it is collected on the beater, not the bowl.Switch to dough hook and add 2 c. more flour and 1 TBS salt.Knead til smooth. Less flour is better than too much. You want the dough quite sticky.Put dough into greased bowl, & cover with saran wrap.Let rise until doubled in a warm place.Form three 8 x 12 rectangles. Spread each with 2 TBS butter and 1/4 c cinnamon sugar. Roll up lengthwise and place seam down on a baking sheet. Make shallow slashes to give a bark like effect. You can use an egg wash for shiny bark.Bake at 375, 20-25 min.ALMOND GLAZE1 cup powdered sugar3 Tbsp. Heavy Cream1 tsp Almond Extract3 shakes of saltEnjoy!Linking up to these parties and here

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  1. 1

    Lovely, I like cinammon bread. I will try it, thaks for sharing!

  2. 2

    First off those are beautiful photos!!! I love friendship recipes and I can't wait to try this one.

  3. 3

    This sounds wonderful. I can't wait to try your recipe:)

  4. 4

    so pretty! I have pinned soooo many of your recipes! =0)

  5. 5

    oo yeah… that would be gone in 5 minutes in our house! better make extra!

  6. 6

    I know what I am eating now on Saturday morning. This looks awesome, and it's a change up from cinnamion rolls. Thanks for sharing ! xo. A Southern Bee Diary :)

  7. 7

    What a great idea! It looks yummy, too. I am planning to try soon.

  8. 8

    Looks lovely!

  9. 9

    This sounds wonderful. I love that it makes three loafs so I can take it to my friends and let them know I am thinking about them. Beautiful presentation.

  10. 10

    Looks and sounds delicious! I cannot wait to try it. Yum!!!

  11. 11

    Oh, I just love the name of your bread! It looks beautiful and wonderful to share! I have to make this, this weekend!

  12. 12

    Cinnamon bread is good for the soul!! I will have to try this! I know more than 3 people who could use this right now! Here is my go to recipe for it: Also, I just saw your cookie dough brownies. Yum!

  13. 13

    You are the best blog out there. Thank you for all the amazing recipes! I love friendship bread, can't wait to try this.

  14. 14

    Oh…this bread is perfect for the tea time. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  15. 15

    That looks amazing!!

  16. 16

    Tried it and it's wonderful…The loaves came out huge! Next time I will cut down the Tablespoon of salt to a teasp.

  17. 17

    You are such a good cookCarolyn xx

  18. 18

    serious yum going on here. visiting via TTJ and would love to have you stop by kate spade/vintage jewelry giveaway: smiles. michele

  19. 19

    Has anyone tried just regular, all-purpose flour for this? I know you can substitute, but I'd be so sad if this didn't turn out as yummy-scrumptious as it looks!Thanks!Ada :)

    • 20

      I used unbleached all-purpose flour and had wonderful results. It was a cold February day here…so I baked and took a loaf to my daughter and her family. In one loaf I added golden raisin. for my husband. For the filling I added a bit of brown sugar and a little less white sugar.It is delicious and thank you for the recipe.