We subscribe to Cooks Illustrated, and this recipe caught my eye because of its simplicity. Recipes for this sweet, cinnamony bread traditionally include a sourdough starter shared among friends and vanilla pudding mix. This recipe omits all that, and instead, stirs in a generous dose of vegetable oil, which results in a bread with a soft, moist crumb. A cinnamon-sugar coating sprinkled into the pan and on top of the batter before baking gives the finished bread a crackly, sweet crust. Rather than sharing starter, the recipe is designed to make two loaves, so you’ll have one to give to a friend.