From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I wanted to share this recipe with those of you who manage to run out of treats and sweets before the holiday season ends. This is a fallback recipe that I use when the cookie jar is empty and I need to quickly put something together for guests. The recipe is child's play and the bread tastes much like an old-fashioned coffeecake. It won't make your reputation as a cook, but neither will it harm it. The original recipe appeared several years ago in a Taste of Home publication and while I've kept the ingredients from the original recipe, I've cut their quantities in half, so I don't have to worry about disposing of the second loaf. I like this recipe because I don't have to pull out any special equipment to make it. If you have a large bowl and a wooden spoon you can have sweet bread on the table in an hour. I do hope you'll give the recipe a try. Here is how the bread is made.
Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite inspired by Taste of Home
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cups sugar, divided use
1 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup raisins
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 1 (8 x 4-inch) loaf pan. Set aside.
2) Combine flour, 3/4 cups sugar, soda and salt in a large bowl.
3) In a smaller bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in raisins.
4) Combine cinnamon and reserved 1/4 cup sugar. Set aside.
5) Spoon one-half of batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle one-half of sugar mixture over batter. Repeat layers. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl.
6) Bake 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 1 loaf (12 slices each).
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