Cinnamon Bread

Put in a mixing bowl

Let stand 5 minutes. Stir. Add

Beat thoroughly with a heavy egg beater or electric mixer. Beat in

Remove the beater. Let the dough rise* about 40 minutes. Punch down and knead. Roll into rectangle 1/2 inch thick (the width is the same as the loaf pan). Spread with softened butter, sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar mixed with 1½ teaspoon cinnamon. Roll like a jelly roll. Place in a buttered loaf pan, brush with melted butter, cover with a clean cloth, and let rise*. Bake 30 minutes at 400ºF.

*I recall it being said that 80ºF is ideal for raising dough. Since I don't have that temperature in my home, I heat the oven to that temperature and place the dough there. However, you cannot just turn on the oven, heat it up to 80º - 100º and then turn the oven off. I found the heating element (even gas) still gives off heat so the bottom of the dough gets a lot of bubbles in it. I'd still use the oven, but with caution. Also, I always cover the dough with a clean dishcloth when letting it rise.

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