I love this time of year as it cools down and baking begins! The spices are delightful and the warmth of them makes you want to sit cuddled up all day in a blanket with your favorite book!
This Cinnamon Amish Bread is so easy you will make it often! I add cardamom to mine but the recipe below does not call for it.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 cups buttermilk or homemade buttermilk— 2 cups milk plus 2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2/3 cups sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Cream together butter, 2 cups of sugar, and eggs.
Add milk, flour, and baking soda.
Put 1/2 of batter (or a little less) into greased loaf pans (split the batter).
In a separate bowl mix 2/3 c sugar and cinnamon.
Sprinkle 3/4 of cinnamon mixture on top of the 1/2 batter in each pan.
Add remaining batter to pans; sprinkle with last of cinnamon topping.
Swirl with a knife.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 min. or until toothpick comes clean.
Cool in pan for 20 minutes before removing from pan.
Makes 2 loaves