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Braided Cinnamon Sugar Rounds (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Breads)
Posted By Jessica Fisher On October 5, 2011 @ 7:23 pm In Breads & Baked Goods,Recipes,URS | 31 Comments
Maybe it’s the fast paced society we live in. Maybe it’s that I like to get the biggest bang for my buck. Maybe it’s that I’m just lazy. But, I love things that are multi-purpose.
I love a gadget that can serve lots of purposes, like the Night Vision Spy Goggles that I got for my son’s 7th birthday. They work great in a nighttime dart gun fight as well as when I send a kid to take the trash out after dark.
And multi-purpose in the kitchen? I’m all over that. I love to mix up big batches of meatballs or taco meat and then mix and match them different ways for all kinds of choices in my meal planning. Dinner comes together so nicely when foods can do double duty.
Baking is no different. A few years ago, I adapted a sweet dough recipe for the bread machine — and then proceeded to tweak it in all kinds of ways. It started out as Crystal’s massive, I-don’t-own-a-bowl-big-enough-to-fit-it-all Butterhorn recipe . I adjusted her bulk dough recipe to fit my bread machine. Because I’m lazy like that.
The rolls are delicious as is. They have a touch of sweetness which allows you to make them work for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Again, multi-purpose.
Then, I added chocolate. Because I’m a glutton like that.
These Chocolate Butterhorns  are easy to make and very freezer-friendly. But, quite honestly, you’ll probably eat them all before they hit the freezer.
And then, because I was on a roll — and feeling extra lazy — I morphed the dough into these cinnamon twists .
Well, three breads from one dough is pretty sweet. But, says I, why not go for a fourth? The recipe easily divides into four, meaning you could make one of each kind. That’s kinda cool. I mean, wouldn’t you want to wow the folks at the next brunch or holiday meal.
Yeah, I knew you would.
Make one batch of dough and create four beautiful breads! Butterhorns, Chocolate Butterhorns, Cinnamon Twists, and a Braided Cinnamon Sugar Round.
You’re going to be amazed at how fancy-simple the round braid is! I followed Mara’s video to the letter , using this multi-purpose sweet dough. Seriously. Me and my floury hands kept walking back to the computer from the kitchen to watch the next step. It was sooooo easy. Special thanks to Kosher on a Budget  for sharing the video with me!
In the middle of the process, it looks like a giant octopus.
But, when it’s done, it looks all fancy.
Whip up a batch of dough. You can use the following bread machine recipe or use Crystal’s original recipe . (Just remember that the yield is different.) And get baking! You could make 4 Cinnamon Sugar Braided Rounds or you could make a variety of fancy-schmancy breads!
Preparation time: 2 hour(s) 15 minute(s)
Cooking time: 15 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 12
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 Crystal’s massive, I-don’t-own-a-bowl-big-enough-to-fit-it-all Butterhorn recipe: http://moneysavingmom.com/2010/03/make-ahead-butterhorns-recipe.html
 Image: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/04/chocolate-butterhorns-perfect-for-freezing-perfect-for-anytime.html
 these cinnamon twists: http://goodcheapeats.com/2010/09/cinnamon-twist-loaf/
 Mara’s video to the letter: http://goodcheapeats.com/2011/09/bake-a-round-braided-challah-for-rosh-hashanah/
 Kosher on a Budget: http://kosheronabudget.com
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