Braided Cinnamon Bread

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Follow a basic milk bread recipe (flour, sugar, salt, yeast, water, milk, shortening) through the first kneading and rising stage.

Split dough into three equal portions

Roll out each portion, into a roughly 4:3 shape. Cover with a mixture of sugar, butter, and cinnamon, then roll into a tube.

Fan out three tubes, pinch ends together and braid.

Allow to rise again until double in size.

Bake until lightly golden.

Top with milk/powdered sugar glaze (roughly 1tbsp milk to 1/2 cup powdered suger, 2-4 multiples of that formula will be needed).

Serve. It took 4 hands and a lot of care to move that monster to the platter seen in the first picture.

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