Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Buttermilk Spice Loaf & Cookoo for Cookbooks

Okay, I am a little obsessed...with cookbooks. I am seriously running out of room in my kitchen to store them. My absolute favorite cookbooks are Gooseberry Patch. You can order them here: http://www.gooseberrypatch.com/

I read them like novels...seriously, my hubby thinks I am little crazy ;-). But, they are just SO GOOD...I want to make every recipe in them. I would love to own them all-but there are 100s and that might seriously cause me to add on to my kitchen. Gooseberry Patch cookbooks are filled with simple, southern, good-for-you, yummy-in-your-tummy, made-by-real-gals, recipes. My current favorite in my Gooseberry Patch collection is the "Country Baking" cookbook given to me by my BFF in Carolina. She totally respects my love of cookbooks, and she could rival me in having an insane amount of cookbooks :-).

I made the Buttermilk Spice Loaf this past weekend and took it to our Sunday School Class to enjoy. They absolutely loved it. When I pulled it out of the oven, it almost made me cry tears of joy. It looked perfectly brown, nice and tall, and it filled our house with the most amazing aroma. When sliced it had two beautiful cinnamon sugar rings inside. You seriously have to make this bread. I promise you will love it. Cut a slice of this right after it gets out of the oven. Slather it with butter, and just wait for the party in your tummy to begin. I bet thick slices of this bread would also be super delicious as French Toast.

One way that I make sure I have quick access to my favorite tried-and-true recipes in a cookbook is to take a small colorful post-it-note and post it at the top of the page with the title of the recipe written on the part that sticks out from the closed book. So, I can quickly pick up my "Country Baking" cookbook and turn automatically to this winner of a recipe :-). Tagging my cookbooks TOTALLY WORKS FOR ME! For more WFMW tips, visit http://www.wearethatfamily.com/

If you are new to my blog, welcome! My blog is a mixture of yummy and simple bbaking recipes, musings from my heart about God and my family, and words of encouragment for this journey as mothers, friends, and women. My prayer is that each of you will take time daily, "Taste and See that the Lord is GOOD!" Psalm 34:8

Buttermilk Spice Bread

1/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon cinnamon

Cream butter, sugar, and egg with a hand mixer. Add buttermilk, baking soda, flour, and salt; mix well. Combine sugar and cinnamon; set aside. In greased 9"x5" loaft pan, place, in order, 1/3 of batter, 1/2 of cinnamon-sugar mixture, 1/3 of batter, remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture then remaining batter. Bake at 375 degrees for 50 minutes or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean. ENJOY!!!!!


  1. YUM! Your bread looks amazing...thanks so much for sharing our recipe here on your blog. Your kind words are most appreciated!

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    See you there! :)

  2. This looks awesome. Thanks so much for the comment, Christina!!! Have a great weekend.