Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cinnamon Bread

Last weekend, I made Chocolate Swirled Banana Bread. It was excellent and I enjoyed a slice of it every morning for breakfast last week. I thought that was a habit that I wanted to continue this week so I needed to find another delicious quick bread recipe. I found this one in Gooseberry Patch's Sunday Dinner at Grandma's, copyright 2010. As far as I'm concerned, cinnamon was made for breakfast. I can't wait for morning!

Cinnamon Bread

1/2 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. sour milk or buttermilk
3 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

In a large bowl, blend shortening and sugar; stir in eggs and set aside. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to shortening mixture alternately with milk. Mix sugar and cinnamon in a cup; set aside. In a greased 9"x5" loaf pan, alternate four layers of batter and sugar mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Cool on a wire rack. Makes one loaf.

I used butter-flavored shortening. It's all I had and it can't hurt, right? I blended the shortening and sugar together with a mixer.

Then, I stirred in two eggs that I beat in a measuring cup.

Stir together the shortening mixture and set aside.

Mix the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.

Alternate adding the flour mixture and buttermilk to the shortening mixture.

I finally have an easy system down with this "alternating" process. I add 1/3 of the flour mixture.

Followed by half of the buttermilk. I repeat the step one more time and finish with the last 1/3 of flour.

This is a thick batter.

I mixed together the sugar and cinnamon. Yummy!

I started by adding 1/4 of the batter to the loaf pan.

Then, I sprinkled with the cinnamon-sugar mixture. I repeated the process three more times.

End with a nice coating of cinnamon-sugar. Bake for one hour at 350 degrees.

Allow to cool on a rack, if you can...

I can't wait for breakfast tomorrow!


1 comment:

  1. I would like to taste this...bring me a crumb tomorrow!


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