Cinnamon Nut Brunch Loaf


1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped nuts
2 tbsp. softened butter
1 tsp. cinnamon
Pam vegetable cooking spray
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup undiluted Carnation evaporated milk
1/3 cup water
1 tbsp. vinegar

Combine brown sugar, nuts, butter and cinnamon; set aside. Spray 9x5x3" loaf pan with cooking spray. Cream shortening, sugar and vanilla thoroughly. Add eggs, one at a time; beat well after each addition. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together. Combine milk and water; stir in vinegar. Add flour mixture alternately with milk mixture to creamed mixture; blend well after each addition. Turn half the batter into prepared pan. Top with brown sugar-nut mixture. Spread with remaining batter. Bake in slow oven (325F) for 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Makes 1 loaf.