Friday, July 31, 2009

Nothing like Fresh Bread

With summer coming to a quick close, I figure I should do lots of baking now to get it out of my system before the rush of the school year hits. My dad was going to Florida to meet my mom, so I made him some Cinnamon Swirl Bread for his flight. Here's how it went:

Here are the ingredients, plus milk.

The eggs are thickening...

The dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt) getting ready to go into the egg.

This is the texture with all of the ingredients.

To grease the pan, I used Crisco and flour.
**(Anything tends to burn if you just use cooking spray.)

I accidentally mixed the sugar, cinnamon and butter all together instead of pouring the butter on top, but I just spread it all over the loaf. It still had a pretty swirl, and I think it would taste exactly the same.

Voila! The finished product.

And here is the official recipe:

Butter Swirl Bread from the Yankee Hill Inn Bed and Breakfast
*2 eggs
*1/2 cup sugar
*1/2 cup butter, melted
*2 cups flour
*3 teaspoons baking powder
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*3/4 cup milk

*1/3 cup sugar
*2 teaspoons cinnamon
*1/4 cup butter, melted

*Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
*With an electric mixer, beat the eggs until thick. Add the sugar and 1/2 cup butter.
*In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the egg mixture alternately with the milk, blending well.
*Pour batter into the pan.
*To make the topping, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the batter. Pour the remaining butter over the batter. Cut through the batter with a knife, swirling the batter.
*Bake for 40-45 minutes. (Mine was perfect at 40.)

**This bread was tasty and tender. The whole house smelled like cinnamon.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

First Day

I now officially have a blog. I'm not really sure what spurred me on to make one, but at the moment it seems like a good idea. For now, here is how I am going to spend my weekend. Maybe I'll see you around.
Friday: Frankfort Avenue Trolley Hop
Saturday: Check out some of the Farmer's Markets, then head to Toast on Market. The Gingerbread Pancakes are amazing! Some other places to visit are Red Tree and Scout. If you like the eclectic, you would love these stores.

That's all for now; I have lots of ideas, but I need to figure them out! Until next time.