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Recipe: Grandma’s Cinnamon Swirl Bread

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Grandma's Cinnamon Swirl Bread
This is my Grandma Schatz’s bread recipe she made when she worked at a bakery in Germany before WWII. She moved to the US after the war and passed this cherished recipe on to her children and grandchildren.
Grandma's Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Course Bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Passive Time 180 minutes
Servings
loaves
Ingredients
Bread
Filling
Course Bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Passive Time 180 minutes
Servings
loaves
Ingredients
Bread
Filling
Grandma's Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Instructions
  1. Starting with dry ingredients, mix all ingredients on a counter or bowl.
  2. Knead by hand or with dough hook in stand mixer until dough comes together. Add additional flour as needed to form dough.
  3. Cover with damp cloth or saran wrap and let rise for 1.5-2 hours, until doubled in size.
  4. Split dough into three balls.
  5. With a rolling pin, roll out each ball to ~10"x12" rectangle.
  6. Mix together cinnamon-sugar filling and sprinkle evenly onto dough. Alternatively, you can use sprinkle cocoa as the filling instead of cinnamon-sugar.
  7. From the long edge, roll the dough down to the bottom edge. Fold both ends under to form a loaf (3 total).
  8. Spray three loaf pans with oil and transfer loaves into pans.
  9. Cover loaves with damp cloth/saran wrap and let rise 1 hour until loaves rise to fill the pans.
  10. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  11. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown.
  12. Allow to cool in pans for ~10 minutes and then transfer to wire racks to finish cooling. Slice and serve warm with butter. Freeze loaves that are not consumed within a few days.
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German Kipfels

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German Kipfels
This is my Grandma's cookie recipe she made when she worked at a bakery in Germany before WWII. She moved to the US after the war and passed this cherished recipe on to her children and grandchildren.
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine German
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine German
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Put flour on counter.
  3. Make hole in the middle to put other ingredients.
  4. Add yeast, water, salt, vanilla, sugar, eggs, baking powder and butter to middle of flour.
  5. Knead dough until all ingredients are mixed. (Alternatively, use Kitchenaid with paddle blade to combine ingredients. First cream together butter and sugar; add eggs and vanilla; whisk together dry ingredients and add to wet alternating with water).
  6. Chill dough for ~30 minutes to make it easier to work with. Chill dough between batches.
  7. Roll a fourth of the dough out on to the counter to 1/8" thickiness (Make sure the dough is rolled very thin).
  8. Cut dough into 3x3 inch squares using a pizza/dough cutter.
  9. Put 3+ chocolate chips in the middle.
  10. Roll dough from corner. Cookie should look like a crescent roll. Make sure to pinch the dough together so they don't unroll when cooking.
  11. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
  12. Let cool for ~10 minutes.
  13. Roll in powdered sugar using a ziplock bag.
  14. Put cookies in container/ziplock and store in the freezer for best taste.
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