Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cinnamon Bread


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If you like Friendship Amish Bread you will love this Cinnamon Bread.  The nice thing is you mix it up and bake it not like the friendship bread that you have to feed and split up every week and give some away to a friend.

This bread is super moist and really cinnamon sugary.  The first time I made it I did as the recipe said and baked it in a loaf pan but it seemed to take mine forever to bake.  This time I baked the bread in a 9 X 13 cake pan and it was done right on time.  When I slice it I cut once down the middle long ways and then slice it in slices across.  It comes out perfect just like it was in a loaf pan.

After I swirl the cinnamon sugar through the dough I sprinkle more on top of the bread before baking.  That way it ends up with a sweet crunchy top.

Cinnamon Bread

1 C butter, softened
2 C sugar
2 eggs
2 C buttermilk 
4 C flour
2 tsp baking soda

Cinnamon/sugar mixture:

2/3 C sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Cream together butter, 2 C of sugar, and eggs.  Add milk, flour, and baking soda.  Put 1/2 of batter into greased and floured loaf pans (1/4 in each pan).  Mix in separate bowl the 2/3 c sugar and cinnamon.  Sprinkle 3/4 of cinnamon mixture on top of the 1/2 batter in each pan.  Add remaining batter to pans; sprinkle with last of cinnamon topping.  Swirl with a knife.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 min.  or until toothpick tester come clean.  
Cool in pan for 20 minutes before removing from pan.