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Berry berry cinnamon swirl bread

Berry berry cinnamon swirl bread. Berries stuffed inside delicious cinnamon swirl bread and baked to perfection. Much easier to make than it looks!

Berries stuffed inside delicious cinnamon swirl bread and baked to perfection. Much easier than it looks!

Ever since I went strawberry picking, I've been a little obsessed with finding ways to use them up.

It was an exciting day when I came across Joy the Baker's triple berry cinnamon swirl bread, which has a whole bunch of fresh berries.

Joy also has great step by step photos for how to make this lovely dish – my hands were entirely too sticky to try to do the same, please forgive me.

Berries stuffed inside delicious cinnamon swirl bread and baked to perfection. Much easier than it looks!

I know, I know, it looks pretty amazing right? That must mean it's pretty complicated, right? Nope!

It's actually much easier than I thought it was going to be, and also much more forgiving than I expected. I'll explain what I mean in a minute.

Berries stuffed inside delicious cinnamon swirl bread and baked to perfection. Much easier than it looks!

You make the dough and then roll it out into a rectangle shape, adding a cinnamon mixture and fresh fruits inside.

Then, you need to roll it up into a log, cut it in half, and twist it together.

My problems started when I began to roll up the dough into a log – my dough stuck to the counter and got several mini (large) holes in the dough in the process.

Twisting it together made it even a little bit worse, so fruit and cinnamon was spilling out everywhere. Every. Where.

Berries stuffed inside delicious cinnamon swirl bread and baked to perfection. Much easier than it looks!

Though I think all things considered, it actually makes it a little prettier for the fruit to be spilling out more on display, no?

So maybe try to make a few holes yourself. I dare you. I double berry dare you.

Berries stuffed inside delicious cinnamon swirl bread and baked to perfection. Much easier than it looks!

I only used two types of berries – blueberries and strawberries – but you can use 2 cups of whatever combination you want. (The original recipe also included blackberries.)

Berries stuffed inside delicious cinnamon swirl bread and baked to perfection. Much easier than it looks!

You'll brush with the egg white leftover from the dough in order to get that nice golden brown glow.

Top with powdered sugar if desired.

Let me know how yours turns out!

Yield: 8

Berry berry cinnamon swirl bread

Berries stuffed inside delicious cinnamon swirl bread. Much easier than it looks!

Berry berry cinnamon swirl bread. Berries stuffed inside delicious cinnamon swirl bread and baked to perfection. Much easier to make than it looks!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

For the bread:

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast, (1 packet)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk, I used 1%, heated to warm temperature
  • 1 egg yolk, (save egg white for the egg wash)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the filling:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, (1/2 stick), room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups fresh mixed berries, (I used strawberries and blueberries)

For the topping:

  • 1 egg white, for egg wash
  • powdered sugar, (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together yeast, sugar, and warm milk. Add egg yolk and melted butter, stirring until combined.
  2. Let mixture sit for 5 minutes until it starts to bubble.
  3. Mix in flour and salt until dough is no longer sticking to the sides of the bowl.
  4. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface for 10 minutes, or until dough is smooth and not too sticky.
  5. Place dough back in bowl and let rise in warm place for 1 hour, or until doubled.
  6. In a small bowl, make the filling by mixing together the butter, sugar, and cinnamon.
  7. After dough has risen, punch down and roll out into a rectangle about 18x12 inches. While leaving at least 1 inch border clean around the edges, spread cinnamon mixture evenly across dough.
  8. Add berries over the cinnamon filling.
  9. Carefully roll the dough into a log, rolling from the longest edge of the dough.
  10. Starting an inch down from one end, cut the log in half length-wise.
  11. Turn the two pieces berry side up, and bring one side over the other, twisting the two pieces of dough together until you reach the end. Press both ends together to make a circle.
  12. Quickly move braided dough to a cast iron skillet.
  13. Brush the dough with the egg white.
  14. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  15. Serve warm and topped with powdered sugar.

Notes

Adapted from Joy the Baker. Link includes handy step by step pictures for creating and shaping the bread.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 345Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 164mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 3gSugar: 25gProtein: 7g

Nutrition information is calculated automatically by an online tool at Nutritionix. It is not always accurate. Please use your own tools to check if you rely on this information.

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Edyta at Innocent Delight

Friday 16th of June 2017

This looks amazing. My son would absolutely love it. I'm making it this weekend.

Teri

Thursday 15th of June 2017

This looks so amazing. I know my favorite part will be where the fruit and bread are all gooey and browned. Yummy!

Alyssa

Thursday 15th of June 2017

This is gorgeous, I love all the texture.

Karen @ Seasonal Cravings

Thursday 15th of June 2017

This looks absolutely over the top delicious and I'll bet my hubby would love this for his Father's Day breakfast in bed. Perhaps he'll share with me!

Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry

Thursday 15th of June 2017

How pretty and delicious does this look. Will bookmark this to make