Friday, March 18, 2011

The best coffee cake you've (probably) never tried

Well, yes, another family recipe. I'm not exactly sure where this one came from either. The beauty of this recipe is that it is simple and delicious. And only requires ingredients that are probably in your kitchen right now. In the nutrition department though there isn't a single redeeming thing about it.
This coffee cake was a staple in our house on weekend mornings when I was growing up. I don't make it much anymore though since it involves lots of things I probably shouldn't be eating. And since I live alone, well, there's no one else to eat it.
It has a very springy texture, and, if all goes well, the butter seeps in along and there's a nice little crust of cinnamon and sugar.
  • Sift together: 1.5 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Break 1 egg into a 1 cup measuring cup. Fill to 1 cup with milk. Stir into dry ingredients.
  • Beat well. Pour into a greased 8x10x2 inch pan.
  • Melt 3 tablespoons butter and spread over batter.
  • Mix 3 tablespoons sugar and 1.5 teaspoons cinnamon. Sprinkle over top.
  • Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes.
NOTE: for a 9x13 pan, double the recipe.

It's so easy that there's still time to make one before you head to work this morning...

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