Cinnamon Jam Loaf

Cinnamon Jam Loaf

Cinnamon jam loaf.  The name alone makes my mouth water.  A perfect accompaniment to morning tea or afternoon coffee.  Something to give you that ‘belly hug’ on a cold winter day in Ontario or a smile if you’re fortunate enough to be sitting outside in the sunshine somewhere south.

Another wonderful recipe from Bake from Scratch, the Comfort Issue, this no mixer required loaf received rave reviews at my house!

A nut streusel elevates this simple loaf by adding crunchy sweetness and if you wish add a little sugar glaze.  This will keep for several days (should it last that long) well wrapped and you can always freeze any extras.

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Cinnamon Jam Loaf

Makes 1 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf.  Preheat oven to 350F.  Line loaf pan with parchment paper.

Ingredients:

1 cup packed light brown sugar

3/4 cup sour cream

2 eggs

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup jam (blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, etc.)

Method:

In a large bowl, whisk together brown sugar, sour cream, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla.  In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and baking soda.  Add flour mixture to sugar mixture, whisking just until combined.

Spoon 1/3 of batter into prepared loaf pan and top with 1/4 cup of jam, leaving a 1/4-inch border.  Spoon another 1/3 of batter and top with remaining jam and top with remaining batter.

Sprinkle with Nut Streusel (recipe below) and bake for 30 minutes.  Tent with foil and bake another 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.  Cool 10 minutes then remove from pan and cool on rack completely.

Drizzle with sugar glaze – combine 1 cup icing sugar with 2 tablespoons milk or cream until smooth.

Nut Streusel:

Ingredients:

1/2 cup chopped sliced almonds (pecans, walnuts or nut of choice)

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 tablespoons packed brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed

Method:

In a small bowl, stir together nuts, flour, sugars, cinnamon and salt.  Using your fingertips, cut in butter until pea-size crumbs remain.  Squeeze mixture into small and large clumps and sprinkle all over top of Cinnamon Jam loaf before baking.

 

PB&J Bars

PB&J Bars

 

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PB&J Bars

One Bowl Peanut Butter & Jam Bars

One bowl for both the crust and the filling and no mixer needed.  This easy and delicious recipe comes from One Bowl Baking.

These babies are sure to become family favourites and you can use whatever jam or jelly you love.  If a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a go to snack for you or peanut butter cups are a favourite, I think you will be making these right away.  On the off chance there are any leftovers they freeze beautifully.

PB&J Bars

Makes approximately 16 bars.  Preheat oven to 350F.  Parchment line a 9-inch square pan.

Crust:

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup packed light brown sugar

3/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1 cup butter, softened to room temperature

1/3 cup chunky peanut butter

Filling:

1 cup chunky peanut butter

1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature

1/2 cup icing sugar

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

pinch salt

2/3 cup Jam of your choice (I used PC Black Label Strawberry)

To prepare crust: In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.  Add in the butter and peanut butter, then using your hands, mix until moist crumbs form.  Measure out 1 cup of the crumbs and set aside.  Firmly press the remaining mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.  Bake about 20 minutes until golden around edges.  Remove and let cool slightly before adding filling.

To prepare filling:  Using the same large bowl, stir together the peanut butter, butter, icing sugar, vanilla and salt until combined and smooth.  Spread over the baked crust.

Drop tablespoons of jam onto the peanut butter filling and then using a knife gently swirl the filling and jam together.

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Scatter the 1 cup of crumbs you set aside over the top.

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Bake until the crumb topping is a deep golden brown and the filling is almost set, about 25 minutes.

Let cool and cut into bars.

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Preheat oven to 350F.  Parchment line an 8-inch square pan.