Cowboy Bread



2 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

12 tablespoons butter

1 cup chopped toasted walnuts

1/4 tsp. heaping of nutmeg

1 tsp. baking soda

1 egg

1 cup buttermilk

1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Flour and butter a 9×13 inch pan.

Combine the flour, brown sugar, 1/2 CUP granulated sugar, salt, and 1 tsp. cinnamon in a mixing bowl. On low speed beat the mixture until it becomes crumbly. Remove 1 1/2 cups of this mixture and mix in the nuts. Press 1 1/4 cups of the nut mixture into the bottom of the pan.

Take 1/4 cup of the nut mixture and add the remaining 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. nutmeg and the 2 tablespoons granulated sugar. Set aside for the topping. Mix the remaining cup of the nut mixture into the remaining crumb mixture and add the baking soda, egg , vanilla and buttermilk. Mix on medium speed just until combined. Pour into the pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the top. Bake for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center. Allow to cool completely.