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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cowboy Bread...from my Elementary School Days!

I went to elementary school when the school lunches were home-cooked and yummy!  Probably with lots of calories and maybe not the best for you.....they sure did taste good though, I thought!  I didn't get to buy a school lunch every day, but one of the menus that I liked included "cowboy bread".  I think it was served with spaghetti, if my memory serves me correctly.  It is a tasty quick bread that goes well with pasta, or even for breakfast or a snack.  My mother has a copy of the school lunch recipes from the Bloomington Schools and I thought I would share this one with you.  (I just have to share a picture of the well-used recipe book...it is over 30 years old!!!)

Cowboy Bread
2/3 c. shortening (I use butter)
2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 c. brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk or sour milk**
Cinnamon, as needed

**If you don't have buttermilk, add 1 T. vinegar to milk to make one cup.
Combine butter, flour, salt and brown sugar, until crumbly.  Reserve a 1/2 cup to sprinkle on top.  Add baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and cinnamon to mixture.  Mix well.  Add milk and eggs.  Mix well.  Pour into a 9 x 13 pan. 

Sprinkle with reserved crumbs and cinnamon. 

Bake at 375* for 25 - 30 minutes.


Click here for a printable version.

***Here is another recipe from this book...Hamburger Gravy over Mashed Potatoes.

This post is linked to:
*A Southern Fairy Tale
*Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed With Grace
*Balancing Beauty and Bedlam  
*Tuesdays at the Table
*Designs by Gollum
*Simply Sweet Home

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