Posted by: savayla | December 2, 2009

Cinnamon Bread

Had to share this new recipe as it has become a firm favourite in my household after making it just twice.   Had not made any bread so decided to try out some new recipes that I have been storing away on my RecipeZaar cookbook.  The Orange Rolls was going to take too long, as it involves yeast and a rise, so I opted for the Cinnamon Quick Bread as we all love cinnamon.

The recipe calls for a cup of buttermilk which I will NOT find on this island.  A quick search came up with this substitution :

To one cup of LF or FF milk add 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar.  Let it rest for 5 minutes.

I only use the Full Cream milk powder from NZ, as we don’t drink milk in this household, and it worked well with the lemon juice. The next day I made another and used apple cider vinegar and the bread  did not come out as before.  What was also different is that I whisked it for the required 3 minutes.  It did rise better, and had a firmer texture, but we have all agreed that the first one (in the photo ) was better tasting.  So try it with a good mix and just a 1 minute mix and see which you prefer.  Yes, I have snuck a piece.

I cannot wait to try this recipe out with true buttermilk.  It is quick, simple, will definitely go into Savannah’s recipe file, and very moreish.  As it is the beginning of Xmas for us, it gives a very Christmassy smell to the house.

2 cups flour

1 cup sugar  (I always use brown sugar when baking, although this recipe calls for white )

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda (We call it bicarbonate of soda )

2 tsp ground cinnamon  (Recipe calls for 1 )

1/2 tsp mixed spice or all spice (my addition )

1 tsp salt

1 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup vege o il

2 eggs, beaten lightly

2 tsp vanilla essence

Mix all the above ingredients together with a whisk and beat for 3 minutes .  Pour into greased and floured bread tin.

3 Tbs sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp butter

Mix above in a small bowl until a crumbly paste.  Sprinkle all over batter in tin, then with a knife, make shallow swirling motions into the batter.

Bake at 180 degrees celcius for 50 minutes .

As you can see from the photo below, the bottom is a bit dense, but this did make it taste very good. The sugar, butter mixture sinks into the bread so you get these sweet, sticky parts.  Yummm ….


Cinnamon Bread


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