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Amish Cinnamon Bread

Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro

No kneading, you just mix it up and bake it.

Ingredients

  • BATTER:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk or 2 cups milk plus 2 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • CINNAMON SUGAR MIXTURE:
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

How to Make It

  1. Cream together butter, 2 cups of sugar, and eggs. Add milk, flour, and baking soda. Put 1/2 of batter (or a little less) into greased 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.

  2. Cool in pan for 20 minutes before removing from pan.