Sunday, April 3, 2011

Recipes from Aunt Flora -- Cowboy Bread

Cowboy Bread

2 ½ cup flour
2 cups brown sugar
¼ cup margarine
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup shortening
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 ¼ cup buttermilk [used the milk/lemon juice substitution]
3 eggs

Cut in flour, sugar, salt, shortening, and margarine. Cut until crumbly.

Remove ½ cup and save for topping.

To remaining mixture add baking powder, soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix thoroughly.

Add buttermilk and eggs, and mix until batter is smooth.

Pour well-greased pan. [used another 13x9 standard pan, since no guidance]

Sprinkle remaining crumbs on top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 mins. [NOPE, more like 30-40 minutes. At 20 minutes, it wasn't finished and still soupy in middle. Baked an additional 15-20 mins. until firm on top, and cake tester came out clean.]

In theory, this sounds like a coffee cake. We'll see what the IT boys say it tastes like.

Later post-script: It never made it to IT. The "bread" made a pit stop in my office where it disappeared in two days. I had a single piece, and it was like a denser coffee cake. I may make this again, and add some nuts and diced dried fruit to the batter, and oatmeal to the topping and see how it turns out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I grew up eating this in Tulsa Public Schools. Found the recipe on the TPS website and now my son enjoys it too. Great recipe, and easy to make, even with the kids. Thanks for posting!