Sunday, April 29, 2007

Cinnamon yeast cake

Here is my mother's recipe of cinnamon yeast cake which she used to bake for holidays.



  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 30 gr yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • 120 gr butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • salt


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 70 gr melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 80 gr chopped pecan nuts
Mix yeast and water and leave for 10-15 minutes. Bring to a boil milk in a small saucepan, remove from the heat, add butter, mix well and cool. In food processor ( helping with hook) combine 2 cups of flour, sugar, eggs and salt. Add the milk mixture and the yeast. Add remaining flour and mix for10-15 minutes at medium speed. Take medium size bowl, brush it with butter and place in to dough. Cover and let the dough rise till double in size. Hit gently with palm and knead dough a little on a floured place. Roll the dough out into rectangle of 20x40 cm and 1/2 cm thick and brush with melted butter. Sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon and nuts. Keep 1 cm edges without filling. Roll the dough into a 40 cm cylinder and cut 3.5 cm thick slices. Arrange the slices of cinnamon yeast cake not closely together in greased baking pan with the slices side up. Cover the pan with a towel and let rise for 20-30 minutes. Bake the cinnamon yeast cake in preheated oven for 40 minuted at medium heat (160 C). To be sure that the cake is ready take toothpick, pierce the cake and if it comes out clean your cinnamon yeast cake is ready. I hope you'll enjoy my mom's cinnamon cake.

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