I have to admit that I am particularly fond of the flavour of cinnamon. When I was a child it was a real treat if my mother made us cinnamon toast or cinnamon rolls. Cinnamon just tastes like Home Sweet Home to me. That's why when I saw this recipe for Snickerdoodle Bread I was very much intrigued, but then when I read the ingredients I thought to myself . . . can't make it as we don't have cinnamon chips over here. Sigh . . . but then . . . I put my thinking cap on.
I decided to use white chocolate chips instead . . . dusted with some cinnamon and flour, and they worked out perfectly. So if you are here in the UK, that's what you can use, if you are in America, then just use the Hersheys Cinnamon Chips.
The original recipe, on Barbara Bakes only had cinnamon sugar on the top of the bread. My own Cinnamon Swirl Tea Bread has ribbons of cinnamon running through it and that's how I like it and so I applied that same principle to this bread . . .
I put half the batter in the tins, and then scattered half the cinnamon sugar over top. Put the remaining batter over that and the remaining cinnamon sugar on top . . . and then I swirled it through so that you have ribbons of dense cinnamon sugar through the bread . . . along with pockets of melted white chocolate, flavoured with cinnamon.
I would call this scrumptious. A success. Delicious. Moreishly tasty. Try it. I think you'll agree! You get two loaves to enjoy. One for yourself and one to gift to a friend. Everyone's a winner!
*Snicker Doodle Bread*Makes two loaves (9 by 5 inch)
one to keep and one to gift
265g of white chocolate chips, tossed with 2 TBS flour and 1 tsp cinnamon (1 1/2 cups)
(Or the equivalent in cinnamon chips tossed with 2 TBS flour)
You will also need:
4 TBS sugar
4 tsp cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 180*C/350*F/ gas mark4. Butter two 9 by 5 inch loaf tins and dust lightly with flour, shaking out any excess. Set aside.
Sift the flour, baking powder, and 2 tsp cinnamon together in a bowl. Set aside.
Cream the butter and suar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Beat in the vanilla and sour cream. Add the flour mixture, stirring just to combine. Coat the chips with flour and cinnamon (if using white chocolate chips) and stir them into the batter.
Mix together the final amount of sugar and cinnamon. Spoon half of the batter into the prepared loaf tins. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar over top. Spread the remaining batter over top. Sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar. Take a round bladed knife and swirl gently cutting down in and up in the batter without mixing in the cinnamon sugar too much.Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pans for ten minutes before tipping out to cool completely.