Estonian Kringle / Cinnamon braid | How to make Estonian Kringle / Cinnamon braid

By Swapna Sunil  |  17th Jun 2016  |  
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About Estonian Kringle / Cinnamon braid Recipe

I love the smell of bread baking. Cinnamon braid also known as Estonian Kringle from Estonian cuisine is a simple yeast dough that is lathered with butter, cinnamon and sugar then braided and twisted into a round loaf. Once it's all baked you have a delicious and beautiful swirl of bread. We tore ours into pieces and ate it while it was warm.

Estonian Kringle / Cinnamon braid is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Estonian Kringle / Cinnamon braid by Swapna Sunil has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 5 people. You can find Estonian Kringle / Cinnamon braid at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Estonian Kringle / Cinnamon braid takes 90 minutes for the preparation and 25 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Estonian Kringle / Cinnamon braid is a good option for you. The flavour of Estonian Kringle / Cinnamon braid is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Estonian Kringle / Cinnamon braid on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Estonian Kringle / Cinnamon braid recipe on the page below.

Estonian Kringle / Cinnamon braid

Ingredients to make Estonian Kringle / Cinnamon braid

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 15 gms Fresh yeast / 8 gm or 1 sachet Instant dry yeast
  • 30 gm or 1/8 cup Melted butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • For the filling : 1/4 cup : softened butter
  • 1/4 cup : sugar
  • 2 tsp : cinnamon powder

How to make Estonian Kringle / Cinnamon braid

  1. In a medium bowl stir fresh yeast with sugar until it liquefies. Stir in the lukewarm milk and then add the egg yolk and melted butter.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour and salt. Pour the milk mixture over the dry ingredients and start kneading it until it pulls away from the edges of the bowl. Give the dough the shape of a ball.
  3. Sprinkle oil onto a clean bowl, place the dough and cover with plastic wrap. Let it rest for about 1 hour at room temperature (warm space) until doubled in size.
  4. While the dough rises, whisk together the butter with sugar and cinnamon for the filling. Set aside.
  5. Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.On a floured surface, using a rolling pin roll the dough to a rectangle of about 18x12 inches.
  6. Spoon the cinnamon filling over top (keep about 1 tbsp of the filling for the end), spreading evenly, leaving a clean 1/2-inch border around the edges. Roll up the dough and using a sharp knife, cut the log in half lengthwise leaving one edge uncut for about 1/2 inch.
  7. Start braiding the two pieces, trying to keep the open layers exposed so the cut ends remain on top (this is what makes this bread effect).Pinch the ends together and form a wreath.
  8. Transfer it to the prepared baking sheet. Brush the wreath with the left cinnamon filling.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. For the last 10 minutes you can reduce the oven temperature to 180 C (350 F).Serve it warm as it is or with your favorite topping.

Reviews for Estonian Kringle / Cinnamon braid (1)

Akarshita prasad2 years ago

love the braiding done by you..looks so fancy!