Cinnamon and Aleppo Pepper Braided Loaf Recipe

Makes: Serves 12-14
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare 9 in. x 5 in. loaf pan with vegetable pan spray.

Step 2

For filling, stir together 6 tablespoons butter, sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, cinnamon and Aleppo pepper in small bowl until well combined.

Step 3

For bread, stir together hot roll mix and included yeast packet in large bowl. Add water, 1/4 cup butter, egg and egg yolk; stir until dough forms (dough will be very sticky). Turn out onto well-floured surface and knead 1/2 cup flour in until a smooth dough forms, about 5 minutes. Cover dough and let rest 5 minutes.

Step 4

Roll dough out to a 20 in. x 12 in. rectangle. Spread filling evenly over dough surface. Roll up from long end as for cinnamon rolls, pinching seam and ends to seal. Cut log in half lengthwise. Twist pieces together and place in prepared pan in an “S” shape, tucking ends under. Cover pan and let rise in a warm area 15 minutes.

Step 5

Uncover loaf and bake 30 to 35 minutes or until loaf is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped. Let cool in pan on cooling grid 5 minutes, then turn out onto grid to cool completely.

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butter, softened

butter, softened (1/4 cup for filling, 2 tablespoons for bread)

granulated sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

all-purpose flour

all-purpose flour (2 tablespoons for filling, 1/2 cup for bread, plus more for dusting)

ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

crushed Aleppo pepper

1 teaspoon crushed Aleppo pepper

Favorite hot roll mix

1 package (16 ounces) Favorite hot roll mix

warm water

1 cup warm water ((about 115°F))


1 egg

egg yolk

1 egg yolk



9 x 5 in. Loaf Pan

9 x 5 in. Loaf Pan

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