Sunday, June 1, 2014
Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Life has taught me a lot in the thirty-one plus years I've been here. It still feels weird saying that... in my mind, I still wonder why I'm not twenty-five anymore.
Life has taught me there are seasons of joy, seasons of struggle, seasons of pain, and seasons of growth.
Life has taught me that there will always be people that are rooting for you to fail... and believe me, when you're down, they'll take their foot (that is clearly covered with leftover dirt from other people they've knocked down) and kick you even farther into the pit you've been trying your hardest to climb out of... so far that you can barely see the light. Remember... the light is there, even if you can't see it. You know who I'm talking about. These are the people that are so miserable, they just can't shake the notion that they must try to drag you down into the misery that they experience on a daily basis. You know, the people that never have anything positive to say about anything. We don't even have to talk about when these people try to hold every little thing they've EVER done for you over your head. They will... for sure! And trust me, they won't be letting you forget about that time they gave up everything (all of their hopes and dreams combined) to stop and buy you a six pack of Krispy Kreme Donuts when you were having a bad day twenty years ago. Let's make a rule: Don't let them get inside your head. Just don't. Trust me on this one.
Life has also taught me about compassion... You know what I'm talking about... giving without the expectation of receiving. Seeing someone in need, and openly, willingly offering a hand when they need it more than ever before with no intentions of receiving any benefit from it whatsoever. These types of people don't show up often, but when they do, you can't miss it.
Whatever season you're going through, this Cinnamon Swirl Bread can only do great things for you. Think cinnamon roll, but on steroids. This recipe is adapted from Joy the Baker. You can find the original recipe here, as well as how to actually roll the bread, and place it in the skillet.
This bread is great for breakfast, a midnight snack, or even as a gift. The awesome thing about this bread is no stand mixer is required. It's all done by hand. Please don't let this bread intimidate you... because it's worth it. You won't regret this. Let's get to it.
Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Adapted from Joy The Baker
Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and bubbling. Top with powdered sugar. Allow to cool for about 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
Posted by Trey at 8:26 PM