Sunday Cinnamon Swirl (And the story of Rosa Parks)

Homemade Cinnamon Swirl Homemade Cinnamon Swirl

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undayz are meant to be relaxing. There is no better time for a day of baking or a good book! Indulge in a wonderfully smelling homemade cake, like I did today with this tasty cinnamon swirl. I am not sure if it is really a swirl, but that`s how I named this soft leavened dough.

By the way, I am so inspired by people all over the world marching for Womens & Human Rights at this moment. In the darkest times the stars are shining bright, like Rosa Parks when she was sitting in a bus on her way back home from work and she refused to give up her seat to a white person. I found her story along with other inspiring women in the book “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls”. – Sundays truly are for baking and good books!

Ingredients

  • 50 g sugar (1/4 cup)
  • 370 g flour (1 2/3 cups)
  • 20g fresh yeast (1/2 cube)
  • 120ml milk
  • 60 g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Filling

  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 60 g butter (2 oz.)
  • 150 g sugar

Instructions

  1. Put the flour in a big bowl and make a crater in the middle. Sprinkle the crumbled yeast into the center and add a pinch of sugar.
  2. Heat the milk until lukewarm and mix the yeast with about 50 ml of the milk to a thick pulp. Leave covered with a kitchen towel for about 15 minutes.
  3. Add the butter to the rest of the milk and let it melt.
  4. Beat the 2 eggs, a pinch of salt and the butter-milk mixture to a smooth dough. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and leave again for about 60 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, prepare the filling. Blend the cinnamon, soft butter and sugar with a fork to a creamy mixture.
  6. Roll out the dough to a rectangle. And cut it lengthwise into 4 pieces. Spread the cinnamon mixture on the dough and layer the pieces on top of each other. Cut into squares and fill them upright into a greased loaf pan.
  7. Cover with a kitchen towel and leave one last time for 45 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven to 175 °C (350 °F).
  9. Brush the cake with some milk and bake in the oven for 45 minutes.

“I WOULD LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED AS A PERSON WHO WANTED TO BE FREE…SO OTHER PEOPLE WOULD ALSO BE FREE.”

– ROSA PARKS

Book: “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls”  by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo