Preheat oven to 350* F.space
1 C shortening or butter
2 C sugar
Add one at a time, beating well:
Combine the following dry ingredients in separate bowl:
3 C flour
1/2 t salt
1 t baking powder
Add alternately to creamed mixture:
floury mixture (from above)
1 C milk
Combine cinnamon mixture in separate bowl:
2 T cinnamon
1/3 C sugar
Grease 2 bread pans*. Put 1/4 of batter in each bread pan. Sprinkle each with 1/4 of cinnamon mixture. Top with remaining batter and remaining cinnamon. Bake at 350* F for approximately 45 minutes.
Slice and spread with butter (optional) to serve. Store in refrigerator up to 2 – 3 weeks (as if you would actually have any left:)
*In lieu of a bread pan, you may use an 8-inch square glass baking dish. When one of my bread pans was temporarily missing, this substitute worked nicely.
Adapted from page 201 of Stories and Recipes of the Great Depression of the 1930s.