Daily Thought – September 22

Welcome to Fall! There’s nothing better, to me, than something cinnamon-y with a cup of coffee. It’s a nice treat on a cool Autumn night. Here’s a great recipe for a cinnamon streusel loaf!

Streusel
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup cold butter
1/2 cup butter, softened

Loaf
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cps all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp each baking soda and salt
2/3 cup buttermilk

Streusel – in small blow, stir together sugar, flour and cinnamon. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until in coarse crumbs, set aside.

Loaf – in large bowl, beat together butter with sugar until light and fluffy; beat in eggs, 1 at a time. beat in vanilla. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, making 3 additions of flour mixture and 2 of buttermilk.

Scrape half of the batter into parchment paper-lined 9×5 inch (2 L) loaf pan. Top with half the streusel. Scrape remaining batter over top and sprinkle with remaining streusel.

Bake in 325 degree F (160 degree C) oven until cake tester inserted comes out clean, about 65 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Turn out onto rack; let cool completely.

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