I was fondly remembering this with my mom, and she reminded me that the Cinnamon Flop recipe is in Mennonite Community. It's a great read, full of stories of "Grandmother's day" and recipes from plain and simple to truly ethnically strange; the cake recipe under Cinnamon Flop is from Russian Mennonite refugees of World War II and includes bread, cottage cheese, and "raw oatmeal." Check your library if you're curious - the Mennonite Community Cookbook is a seminal book.
Since Cinnamon Flop resurfaced in my life a few weeks ago, it's become our breakfast frequently. I suppose you could do it the night kitchen method, but so far, I've been up early enough to just make it on the fly and then hop in the shower. I serve it with applesauce or fruit on the side, milk for the kids and cafe au lait for the adults.
Cinnamon Flop - - from the Mennonite Community Cookbook, a few tweaks by me
In mixing bowl, mix:
1 c. white flour
1 c. WW pastry flour
1/3 c. sugar
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. shortening
Mix together, and then add slowly to flour:
1 c. milk
Mix well. Spread into greased 9x9 pan.
Brush top with 1-2 Tbs. melted butter.
Mix together and sprinkle over:
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
Bake at 375 for 25 minutes. Pin It