The Best Cinnamon Bread I have Ever Tasted

This is the best Cinnamon Bred I have ever had. Tim prefers it with raisins and a powdered sugar glace. But I just prefer it plain and simple. Just Like the people who turned me onto the fabulous bread at the Amish market in Mechanicsville. It is really fantastic. Hope ya’ll try it and let me know what you think.

Amish Cinnamon Bread

1 cup sourdough starter (see below for recipe)
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup granulated sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 (3 ounce) box instant vanilla pudding mix
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamo
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1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease three 9 x 5-inch loaf pans.

Place the starter in a bowl. Stir in oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract and mix well.

Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, instant pudding and cinnamon. Add the flour mixture to the starter mixture and beat by hand. Add the pecans, raisins and mix well. Pour batter into the prepared pans. Will make 3 nice sized loaves.

This is the recipe that I use as my starter. It is the starter for Amish Friendship Bread.

Amish Friendship Bread:

1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk

Day 1: Stir (do not refrigerate mix). I put mine in Zipper style storage or freezer bags.

Day 2: Stir.

Day 3: Stir.

Day 4: Stir.

Day 5: Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk and stir.

Day 6: Stir.

Day 7: Stir.

Day 8: Stir.

Day 9: Stir.

Day 10: Stir and again add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk.

This starter can be used for several different sourdough breads. Give it a try and let me know what ya’ll think.

Hope to see ya’ll soon.