“Something about the Fall makes me want to bake.”, I eject into the silence of a (muted) commercial break last night.
“Hmm?”, mutters The Greek distractedly, toying with his iPhone’s new operating system (there’s swipe down searching, people… swipe down searching!). “The frum? What about the frum?”
(Frum?! Is that even a word!)
“Yes, honey. The frum. Something about the frum makes me want to bake. The Fall! Something about the FALL makes me want to bake.”
Nothing snaps my husband’s attention away from his technology like the prospect of baked goods… behold the magical… the mystical… the powerful…
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 cup buttermilk (don’t have buttermilk? add 1 tablespoon white vinegar to a 1 cup measure and top off with milk, stir and allow to sit for a bit to “sour” )
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350° F and spray a 9 x 5″ loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl (or a mixer), combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
- In a medium bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla
- Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and blend well.
- Pour into the loaf pan and smooth the top with a spatula (or gently tap on countertop until it settles)
- In a small bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar and remaining cinnamon.
- Pour over the mixture in the loaf pan and swirl throughout the loaf, using a knife.
- Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
Nothing says Fall (even if it’s not technically Fall) like the smell of cinnamon wafting through the house… mmmm.
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