The sweet cosmic spiral is right inside your awesome bread, oh yeah!
Slow Food Disclaimer: Yeast is a week-end project thing, so don't say we didn't tell you.
Like, if you're gonna do this thing, do it right! Go ahead and blast up some Vietnamese cinnamon bark chips. Come on, get out your bullet thingie or use a coffee grinder.
Cinnamon IS the starring swirl attraction so use a mortar and pestle it and do an old-school fine grind. You won't regret it. Added plus: aromatherapy in a big way.
The raisins are kinda sticky but if you chop them up they kinda taste like chocolate chips, sorta. And little bits of pecans? They're just really-really good, always.
It's not a dump cake, but you can think of it like that and just dump all that stuff (except the raisins and nuts) in the bowl.
Do you have a wooden spoon? Or maybe you're high end and have a Danish bread whisk. Now's the time to use it.
Get in there with your fingers to mix in the raisins and nuts. You know you love it! Then get your secret agressions out by kneading it for 8 minutes. Watch the trailer of "Under The Skin" 4 times and you'll be done.
Let this puppy morph into something larger than your smart phone but smaller than your cat. Should take 'bout an hour.
Roll it out (it's soft and easy) or you could just flatten it with a pan or your hands. We're aiming for a fat rectange shape.
Now spread it with butter, cinnamon and sugar. In that order. Butter first, et cetera. Otherwise, the butter will stick to the sugar and cinnamon and you'll have a mess on your hands.
Roll this baby up. Then pinch it closed. Seams down.
Slap it in a buttered bread pan. Now work on something big and important and empowering that will distract you for a long while. This will help the cinnamon spiral pick up all the cool vibrations from the universe and rise up properly.
See? We told you it would work if you had your vibes in the right place.
Pull that sucker out when it reaches an internal temperature of 185 degrees (which may or may not take about 40 to 50 minutes depending on a bazillion different variables that we're sure you can understand). Oh, and butter the top.
Toast it, butter it and serve it with good breakfast food. You should really invite friends because you'll feel sorry that you didn't if you don't.
And this, my friend, is exactly how you'll feel when you sink your smile into that awesome homemade bread of yours. BTW we knew you could do it! Great job!