In our household, I am the cook and my husband is the baker. He is much better at it than I am. I think it’s because I hate to follow recipes, and baking usually requires you to adhere pretty closely to a given recipe.
A few weekends ago, Remy woke us up at the crack of dawn. Geoffrey got up with her, then went downstairs and began baking. This is the recipe for the delicious loaf that he made for us that day. It was taken from Company’s Coming The Rookie Cook book.
Makes 16 slices
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup hard margarine, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup sour milk
1. Mix cinnamon and first amount of brown sugar in a small cup. Set aside.
2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
3. Cream margarine and second amount of brown sugar together in large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in vanilla.
4. Add flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with sour milk in 2 additions, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Pour 1/2 of batter into greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Smooth top. Sprinkle 1/2 of cinnamon mixture over batter. Spoon remaining batter over top. Smooth carefully. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon mixture over batter. Swirl with knife to create marble effect. Bake in 350°F oven for 55 to 60 minutes until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand in pan for 10 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool.