If your teacher was your mom, then she should get double treats this week!
It is Teacher Appreciation week, and we should be loving on our children's teachers extra this week! I can tell you the names and picture the faces of every teacher I ever had from Kindergarten to my Senior year. Now my college professors...not so much. There are several I remember, but that relationship you have with your childhood teachers is never quite the same in a college setting. I was blessed to have wonderful teachers, and I am thankful for every single one of them...my school teachers and my Sunday school teachers. And although I was not home-schooled, I am thankful for my mom who taught me about life, love, our heavenly Father and my first teacher in the kitchen :)
I made a delicious Amish bread recipe for our wonderful Kindergarten teachers that I saw on Pintrest...audible Gasp is allowed here since I generally do not go on Pintrest. I did find out that if you sign up...which yes I did, but I will probably never follow or pin anything :), but they send you a weekly email about what might interest me. And of course for me that is recipes. I have been amazed at some of the ideas and recipes I have received in the last two weeks. This bread recipe requires no starter or yeast, and was super yummy. I made a trial batch last week and then another batch this week to give the teachers. It does make two loaves but could easily be halved to make one.
This is a simple recipe and would be a great time to let your little one pull up a chair and help out! I hope your family enjoys!
1 cup (2 sticks) of butter at room temperature
2 cups of sugar
2 cups of buttermilk
4 cups of flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tsp vanilla (This was not called for but I added)
2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup brown sugar (This was not called for by I added after the trial run...I love brown sugar with cinnamon.)
Cream together butter, 2 cups of sugar, and eggs. Add milk and flour and baking soda. I alternated between flour and milk...1 cup flour then 1/2 cup milk...then repeated until all was added and incorporated. Put 1/4 of batter into bottom of two greased loaf pans. In a separate bowl combine sugars and cinnamon. Swirl 1/4 of mixture into batter. Top with remaining batter and swirl with remaining sugar mixture. Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes. It is soft with a good crusty top. Great served warm!