I’ve been thinking about Christmas…past, present, and future this year. Our lives are filled with busyness; and the holidays can bring about feelings of stress and anxiety. I would love a little peace this year. How about you? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to take some time to slow down, unwind, relax?
Christmas past seemed less stressful, less hurried. Maybe it was because I had fewer responsibilities…and more time to spend with loved ones. Sometimes it is the small things around the holidays that are the most meaningful. Simple traditions from the past. This made me think of my mother and how she would bake loaf after loaf of Amish Cinnamon Bread for family and friends at Christmastime. I’m talking homemade, made from scratch…with love Amish Cinnamon Bread (also known as Friendship Bread). The best part of making this bread is that you save out a little bit of the “starter” to either make another batch of bread…or give it to someone else so they can bake their own loaves…and experience the deliciousness of this family tradition. So, what better present could I share with you, my friends?
Christmas present doesn’t have to be so stressful, especially if we take out some time to engage in the wonder and humbleness of baking. I can’t bake the bread for you (wish I could!), but I can give you the recipes for this delicious treat!
This leads me to Christmas future…where you now can spread the tidings of good cheer to your family and friends! I’ve included the recipe for the Amish Cinnamon Bread Starter here (Amish Cinnamon Bread Starter). You’ll have fun with this…it is a bit like a science experiment! After your starter is ready to go, you can make the Amish Cinnamon Bread. I’ve included that recipe here (Amish Cinnamon Bread Recipe) I hope you enjoy this treat…from my family to yours!
Merry Christmas my friends,