This post is sponsored by McCormick Gourmet™. The opinions and text are all mine.
This Chai Spiced Bread is the perfect, fluffy, white loaf of bread, swirled with gooey chai spice and sugar in the middle topped with a sweet & tangy orange glaze.
Delicious Chai Spiced Bread
Nothing beats the taste and aroma of a fresh-baked loaf of bread. It instantly lifts everybody’s mood.
This one, in particular, is filled with tons of beautiful and harmonious spices to enhance this experience. Your home will smell amazing on baking day.
Combining spices is an interesting process since each one wants to be the protagonist. But when you taste them all in one bite, it’s more like an orchestra: first comes one, then you get the notes of the other ones and at the end, you have one lingering in your taste buds.
They give you warmth and depth to your recipe. If you’ve been reluctant to use them in your cooking and baking, don’t. They will improve your flavors 100%
Back to my bread….
Don’t you think it looks like a giant cinnamon roll? It really is, and the process for making it is quite similar. This one rises a bit more so you can cut it into slices.
The sweet gooey swirled center makes this bread so good. Better than what I had envisioned.
Perfect to eat it on its own or with a slab of butter in the morning.
While I was photographing this bread, my girls kept asking, “Can we eat it yet?”, “Why are you taking so long mom?”
Having a mom blogger, you’d think they are used to waiting by now, but this Delicious Chai Spiced Bread and its aroma was too much temptation for them.
Good thing this recipe makes 2 loaves. One to keep, one to give away. This bread can also be frozen, and it will taste beautifully once thawed and warmed up.
For this bake, I used McCormick Gourmet™ Spices, the only brand I buy since they are a more premium, organic, high-quality product available at your local Publix.
You can have them delivered to your home using Instacart. My savior during these last few months.
The spices used were McCormick Gourmet™ Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger, Cloves, and Cardamom. Chai heaven! I usually combine them in an empty jar and add them to black tea and milk.
It creates the most delicious chai tea. I use the stove for this method. The cinnamon and cloves usually stay whole in order to flavor the tea and in the end I strain it.
Here’s how I made this Delicious Chai Spiced Bread:
The sugar and spices are all mixed in a bowl.
The dough is made, proofed for 1 hour, and then rolled up into a rectangle.
The butter is spread all over the rectangle.
Then the sugar-spice mixture is sprinkled evenly on top.
The dough is rolled up from the short side into a log.
The ends are trimmed off and the log is cut into 2.
And placed into the prepared loaf pans seam side down.
Finally, the dough proofs for one more hour. Then is baked and glazed. Voila!
I hope you can try this delicious Chai Spiced Bread at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet.
This Chai Spiced Bread is the perfect fluffy white loaf of bread, swirled with gooey chai spice and sugar in the middle topped with a sweet & tangy orange glaze
- 1 packet (1/4 oz.) Active Dry Yeast
- 1 cup warm Milk
- 1/3 cup Unsalted Butter, melted and cooled
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 large Egg
- 4 cups bread Flour, plus additional if needed
- 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 tablespoon McCormick Gourmet™ Organic Ground Saigon Cinnamon ground
- 1 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ Ground Ginger ground
- 1 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ Ground Nutmeg ground
- 1 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ Ground Cardamom ground
- 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ Ground Cloves ground
- 5 tablespoons unsalted Butter, softened
- 4 tablespoons unsalted Butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups Confectioners Sugar
- 2 tablespoons Orange Juice
- 2 teaspoons Orange Zest
Grease 2 loaf pans.
In the bowl of the mixer,add the yeast and warm milk. Mix lightly and cover with a dish towel for 5minutes for yeast to activate.
Add the sugar, egg, butter, flour, and salt and mix using your dough hook on mediumspeed until the dough comes together. If dough is too sticky, add more flour, 1tablespoon at a time.
Keep mixing for 5-6 minutes or until dough becomes smooth and elastic.
Remove from mixer and place in a greased bowl. Cover with a dish towel and let itrise for 1 hour. (or until doubled its size) in a warm area.
In a bowl mix the sugarsand spices together with a whisk.
Once the dough has doubled in size, remove from the bowl and place on a floured surface.
Roll dough into a rectangle, about 16x10".
Spread the butter all over the dough.
Sprinkle the sugar-spice mixture evenly over the butter.
Starting from the short end, roll the dough tightly into a log seam side down.
Trim off the ends and cut the log in half.
Place each log into the prepared loaf pans seam side down.
Cover them with a dish towel and let it rise for 1 hour in a warm area.
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Bake loafs for 28-30 minutes. If they brown excessively before they are cooked, cover them with foil.
Remove from the oven and place them on cooling racks.
Beat the butter until smooth with a mixer.
Slowly add the rest of the ingredients.
Drizzle them on top the loaves while they are still warm.
Serve and enjoy!