The changes I'm making to my blog are taking longer than expected. I'm updating a lot of stuff and changing the design. I'm moving to Wordpress and going to be hosted though Triskele! That's huge! Those are some major changes.
Right now I'm designing the new blog layout and trying to navigate my way though Wordpress. There's a lot more to Wordpress than Blogger. I'm so slow and confused!
I will survive, though. If you have any tips, I would be grateful.
Hopefully I'll have it all finished in the next couple of days, so you should swing by and check it out. Well, you should automatically be directed to the new site. I guess we'll see.
I've also been baking like crazy this week. I bought bags of lemons and oranges and now there's lots of citrus-y desserts everywhere.
Now for a quick post featuring a quick bread: Cinnamon Quick Bread.
I just typed quicky bread. Heh heh heh.
I'm not sure why it never occurred to me to create a recipe for cinnamon bread. When I went to Silver Dollar City a few weeks ago, people were lined up to buy their cinnamon bread. They sell little loaves of cinnamon bread there, and I think they put a glaze on it.
I couldn't stop thinking about cinnamon bread, so when I got home I whipped up a recipe for one.
Basic, simple ingredients (flour, leavening, salt, butter, cinnamon, sugar and eggs) are mixed together and poured into a loaf pan. A cinnamon-brown sugar topping is sprinkled on top before baking.
Forty minutes later you have a beautifully baked loaf of bread and your kitchen smells like cinnamon and brown sugar.
It tastes delicious, too!
Tootles... off to Wordpress I go.
Cinnamon Quick Bread
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup granulated sugar
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a (9-inch) loaf pan with cooking spray.
In a medium mixing bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; whisk in sugar. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter, eggs, milk and vanilla until well combined; whisk dry ingredients into wet until combined. Place batter into prepared pan.
To make the crumb topping, in a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, flour and cinnamon until combined. Knead in butter using fingertips until well incorporated and clumps form; sprinkle over bread batter.
Bake 35-40 minutes or until golden brown, well risen, and a toothpick inserted into loaf comes out with moist crumbs attached. Cool on a wire rack.
Makes 1 loaf