Merry Christmas! Amish Cinnamon Bread

20151214_141355I found this recipe somewhere online. I’m sorry I don’t remember where, because I’ve spent a couple of months gathering up recipes to make Christmas goodies. It’s a simple recipe that sounded so yummy! It would make the perfect Christmas morning easy sweet bread to serve to guests with a nice cup of coffee.

The original recipe calls for 2 cups buttermilk or 2 cups milk plus 2 tblsp vinegar or lemon juice. It’s Christmas, and I decided to use egg nog and the lemon juice. There’s only the tiniest hint of egg nog flavor, but hey, it was worth a shot.

The bread is a little heavy, and very moist. We love it!

The recipe is supposed to make 2 loaves, but I got the medium sized disposable loaf pans, and it made 3 of those.

Batter:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups egg nog + 2 Tblsp lemon juice (or 2 cups buttermilk)
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda

Cinnamon/sugar mixture:20151214_141221

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  1. In a small mixing bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon. Set aside
  2. In a larger mixing bowl, cream together butter, sugar and eggs.
  3. Add milk, flour and baking soda.
  4. Put 1/2 the batter into greased loaf pans.
  5. Sprinkle 3/4 of the cinnamon/sugar on top of the 1/2 batter.
  6. Add the rest of the batter to the pans.
  7. Sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon/sugar on top.
  8. Swirl with a knife (I forgot that part)
  9. Bake 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Cool in pan 20 min before removing. Helps to cool completely before slicing with a very sharp knife.

This is the goody trays I made up for my chiropractor’s office and my mechanic, because they’re the most important businesses in my life!

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