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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Bread Gift Box with Beth

I love to give my neighbors something home-made for Christmas.  I know it is something that is very appreciated and I love making crafty things, so it is a win-win gift :)  This year I knew I wanted to make some kind of a bread to give, but couldn't decide on which one.  So I made the bread holder first using SVG Attic's Holly's Holiday Gift Boxes.  I finally decided to make Cinnamon Slice bread from the Rhodes website.  I will include the recipe below for anyone who is interested in trying it.  The bread gift box fits bread from a large 9"x5" loaf pan perfectly!
 I then made a tag using the rosette and tag layers from the gift card holder box in Holiday Cheer Gift Boxes.  I added another tag layer to the back of the rosette to write a little note on for my neighbors.  To finish it off, I wrapped the bread with rumpled ribbon, added twine to the tag and it was done!  I also used brown chalk ink to go around all of the corners and edges of the box.
Let me tell you, I made a loaf of this bread for my family as well and oh my goodness...it is HEAVENLY!  I will be making it again very soon, but I'd better make more than one loaf because that was inhaled pretty fast LOL!

Here is the recipe for the bread:

Cinnamon Slice Bread  (originally from the Rhodes website)

1 loaf frozen bread dough, barely thawed
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

Glaze:
I just mixed milk and powdered sugar to get the consistency of glaze I wanted :)

Instructions:
Slice loaf into 24 thin pieces. Combine the sugar and cinnamon and mix well. Dip each dough piece in the melted butter and then in the cinnamon sugar. Line them up in a sprayed 9x5-inch loaf pan, each piece on it's edge, to make a loaf shape (I staggered mine from side to side so there was enough room in the pan). Cover and let double in size. Remove cover and bake at 350°F 20-25 minutes. Cool in pan 5 minutes and then place on cooling rack. Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over warm cinnamon slices.

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!
Beth

3 comments:

  1. Looks great Beth!! And super yummy!!

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  2. Great gift idea! Thanks for sharing the recipe too!

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  3. Thanks for the compliments ladies! Serena, you really should try out the recipe...it is amazing!

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