This recipe comes from the back of a Fleischmann’s yeast packet with the expiry date marked of 1980 so this recipe is a couple decades old. Recipe is typed below along with a scanned copy.

Makes 2 braids

4 1/2 cups unsifted flour (about)
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 packages Fleischmann’s Active Dry Yeast
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1 cup margarine
3 egg yolks (at room temperature)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Melted margarine

Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, salt and yeast.

Heat milk, water and 1 cup margarine to 120°-130°F. Add to dry ingredients and beat for 2 minutes at medium speed. Add egg yolks and 1/2 cup flour. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Stir in more flour to make a stiff batter. Cover bowl tightly with aluminum foil. Refrigerate 4 hours.

Combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon until well blended.

Turn dough out onto floured board; roll into 6 ropes 18 inches long. Braid 3 ropes together; seal ends firmly. Place on greased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining 3 ropes. Brush each braid with melted margarine and sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture. Cover; let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.

Bake at 375°F. 25 to 30 minutes.

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3 Responses to Cinnamon Coffee Braid Recipe (Fleischmann’s)

Published 14 July, 2010 in 9:52 am

Thank you for posting this recipe!! My mother used to turn out a bunch of these at the holidays – it’s a tasty sweet bread. I just asked her for the recipe today so I could make a braid for a school breakfast, and she lamented that it has been some time since she had her hands on the old Fleischmann’s packet that she referred to for the recipe. She was going to try and recreate the dough from memory – now nothing is left to chance! Can’t wait to sink my teeth into this delicious treat once again!

Lynne Reiss
Published 16 September, 2010 in 2:15 pm

I used to make this recipe for my family business and for my daughters. It was a family favorite. During a move I lost the recipe and until now I have not been able to find any recipe that is nearly as good as this one. I am THRILLED that you posted this oldie but goodie. I am going to surprise my family with a braid for each of them. Thank you for also posting the picture of the orignal package. This is my assurance that it is the exact recipe I used back in the 80’s. Thank you again!!

Published 24 December, 2014 in 8:36 pm

My mother used to make this back the early 80’s glad I found it!! Making it for Christmas morning. Thank you!

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