Nice package….

Dear Packaging,
You suck.

I realize that you don’t want to make it too easy to break into a package of razor blades from Costco but at some point I would like to be able to remove them from the package after I purchase them.

My first problem was trying to do this with my bare hands. Perhaps it was my over inflated ego of my Physical Therapist telling me I had super strong forearms that made me think I could rip through the packaging. I could not.

Then I decided to open it with the metal nail file that is attached to my toe nail clipper. I think you see where this is heading. Disaster and a new puncture wound. But that did not stop me, I finally punctured something other than me.

Stupidly I assumed now that it was punctured I could rip it open with my bare hands again. Yep, not so much (I’m starting to think my PT was lying to me about my super forearms of doom). Some sort of plastic coating was not in my way.

I did what I normally do, which is swearing obscenities at the object; with no avail. Finally I gave in and got the kitchen knife. Luckily I removed the razor from the package without removing any of my limbs. And the Amazon forest is no longer growing on my legs.

This bread has nothing to do with razor blades other than I got the idea at Costco. I love to buy their apple streusel bread and make French toast out of it. I had a ton of buttermilk left over that was about to expire and decided that there had to be something using buttermilk. Found it. It makes for really good French toast.

Buttermilk Cinnamon Bread

2 cups buttermilk
2 eggs
1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt

Cinnamon Sugar:
1 cup sugar
1 TBSP cinnamon

1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
3 TBSP milk (or as needed)

Spray 2 large bread pans with baking spray.

Mix buttermilk, eggs, oil, and sugar together.

Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to buttermilk mixture. Stir until blended, but do not over mix! (It should be lumpy.)

In a small bowl, combine 1 cup sugar and the cinnamon.

Spoon some batter in the bottom of each bread pan. Sprinkle with some of the cinnamon sugar. Spoon the rest of the batter into the pans. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar over the top.

With a knife, swirl the cinnamon sugar through the batter. Do as best you can, it doesn’t swirl all that great…or at least mine didn’t. :)

Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes. Cool.

Prepare glaze by whisking milk into sugar. Add additional milk 1 T at a time until it reaches your desired consistency. Drizzle glaze over tops of loaves, allowing it to drip down the sides.

When completely cool, loves may be wrapped in wax paper, then plastic wrap, and frozen.

Yield: 2 large loaves or 6 mini loaves.

Notes: Mini loaves take about 45 minutes to bake. For the large loaves use 9” bread pans.

From Rate the Plate


  1. Mmmhhh, that bread looks irresistible and really divine!



  2. OMG, you need one of these:

    I have one and it’s great. It has a hinged blade cover that’s supposed to protect you if your hand slips — granted, you should still take precautions as you would with any sharp instrument, but the likelihood of cutting yourself with this thing is vastly reduced.

    That said, this bread looks yummy, I’m definitely bookmarking this to make later… maybe after I shave my own forest. ;-)

  3. I don’t know what the packaging people are thinking. I can never open any sort of bag that doesn’t have a zip top, so I just take a knife to it and just hack it to peices until I get my “prize” out :D

    As far as this bread goes, it looks delicious and I want some. Cinnamon is one of my favorite flavors, especially when it’s in bread form :)

  4. Runnergirl says:

    I was just trying to open a package of razors from Costco the other day & commented to my husband that they package the damn things like they’re a national treasure! And why are they SO expensive – they’re razors for goodness sakes!!

  5. That bread looks like just what I need right now. With a hot mug of Earl Grey. I have the same issue with opening toothbrush packages. Whhhy is it sooo hard?

  6. haha I always try to rip open the boxes without anything to cut the tape with. Too lazy to find scissors.

  7. Hm…your bread looks delicious. I’m sure it’s even better when it turned into French Toast!

    BTW, I agree with you on those stupid packaging. They drives me nuts! And you’re not the only one who attempted to rip one open with bare hands! :P

  8. Oo! Oo! Making this right now. I have buttermilk to use up too. ;) Thank you, thank you!

  9. I feel your pain! I’m one of those crazy people that still buys CD’s. I get mad every time that it takes me so long to get it open. I just want to listen to some music…why does it have to be so difficult!??!

  10. hahaha, too funny!! And true!!

  11. Michelle P. says:

    I have felt your pain with opening packaging. Until we found this, that is:

    You have got to get one of these! We love ours so much, we bought them for our Dads, brothers, etc. for Christmas one year. They are so handy!

  12. Thanks for saving my almost expired buttermilk!

    I totally agree about packaging. Kids’ toys are the worst. After you get through the plastic fortress, you have to deal with zip ties and other crap before it will finally let go of the toy.

  13. Do you use self rising flour or all purpose flour

  14. @Leigh- all purpose. All flour on my site is All Purpose unless otherwise noted.

  15. Hi, just wondering if the teaspoon of salt is correct. I was just making this recipe and tasted the batter and it’s really salty.

  16. Hi again, i just wanted to let you know the error was on my part. I had received some canisters from my mother-in-law and I dumped the “sugar” into my sugar container. Upon checking the second container, it donned on me the first one was probably salt. I tasted it and yup, it was. I will try it again with 1 1/2 cup of sugar instead of salt. sigh

  17. i just made this the other day and it is delicious! The swirling of the cinnamon and sugar definitely didn’t create a swirl look, but who cares. I topped it with a cream cheese frosting and my family ate it up! (in one day) Thanks for the recipe!

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