I pinned this recipe a while back from Red Fly Creations because it seemed easy and uncomplicated. I've had Amish Friendship Bread a time or two, and while it is a yummy treat, it's not worth the hassle to me. I don't want to wait 10 days and pass along starter bags and...you get the idea. So, when I saw this recipe, with no kneading or rising or waiting, I was intrigued. And so this morning, I decided to make it with breakfast. Totally unhealthy? Yeah. But oh well! Every once in a while its okay to start the day with a slice of sugary bread!
makes 1 loaf
(can easily be doubled to make 2 loaves)
For the Batter:
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar (I used 1/2 brown, 1/2 granulated)
1 t. vanilla
1 t. vanilla
1 c. buttermilk (or 1 c. milk +1 T. white vinegar OR lemon juice)
1-3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
For the Cinnamon Swirl:
1/2 c. sugar
1 T. cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg. Add in buttermilk, flour, and baking soda. Pour half of the batter into a greased loaf pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 cinnamon sugar mixture. Pour remaining batter and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar mixture. Swirl using a butter knife or wooden skewer. Bake 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean and the center doesn't jiggle.
(OPTIONAL: Reduce butter to 1/4 c. and add in 1/2 c. of apple sauce, 1/2 c. pureed pumpkin, or 1 ripened, smashed banana.)
Try spreading with whipped butter. Enjoy!
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