When I got home, after driving in entirely too much snow yesterday, I knew I would need to bake. I had a horrible realization that I might be out of butter. Luckily, I found one stick. When you need to bake and you only have one lonely stick of Cabot butter, you should obviously Google, “Dessert with one stick of butter.” I was able to find a recipe on King Arthur Flour. As someone who doesn’t like chocolate that much, I’m always a big fan of desserts with cinnamon as the main flavor.
These are the suggested ingredients from King Arthur:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream or yogurt (I used reduced fat)
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- I made several changes. I used half brown sugar and half white. I also added a teaspoon or so of vanilla to the batter while creaming the eggs, butter, and sugar. For the topping, I ditched the nuts and again mixed half brown and half white sugar. (We liked things mixed around here, obviously!)
- The process is simple cream the sugar, butter, and eggs. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Alternate adding the flour mixture and the sour cream until well blended.
- Pour half of the batter in a 9×9 pan cover with half of the topping, repeat. Bake at 350.
- While the recipe says this should take 25 to 30 minutes, I had to leave mine in for about 45 minutes. I didn’t think it would ever finish baking. While it was baking, I whisked up 3 tablespoons of cream cheese, a few tablespoons of powdered sugar, and a bit of vanilla.
This tasted just like sweet, fluffy cinnamon rolls, which was perfect after our very savory dinner.