July 26, 2007

Coffee Cake

I tried out a recipe for coffee cake- something I've never made- last weekend. I used Anna's recipe here:

I made one for our Pastor's wife for babysitting for me, and it looked so wonderful that I made another one for us. I followed the recipe except I used butter for the topping and buttermilk instead of rice milk. I also used the rest of the local peaches for the fruit.

Monday night I made another one- cherry almond flavor. I had a can of dark sweet cherries that I didn't know what to do with, so I drained them well and put them on top. Then I sprinkled the streusel topping on, and then some sliced almonds, about 1/4c. I also reduced the sugar to half a cup for the cake part, and 2-3 T for the topping. That was a good one :) I will most likely be making another one today- either with frozen blueberries or apples.

Got to keep a constant supply of coffee cake around here :) We all love it, and it's fun to play around with the ingredients. And it's not too terribly 'bad' for you. Yummy!


Thirdtimemomma said...

Mmmm! I wish I babysat for you so you could make me a pie. :)

Good day?

Anneatheart said...

Of course I would make you cake! Yes we had a good day, other than me being really tired from just staying up too late! I did have an interesting experience- taking 100 items off the clothesline in about 3 minutes before a massive storm hit!

Thirdtimemomma said...

Ooo..that is fun. Luckily our clothesline sags...A LOT so the kids can help. (not on purpose.)

Yesterday I had a baby sitter and I took your idea and brought her some homemade icecream sandwiches ..Not homemade icecream but homemade-I-put-them-together-while-at-home
Ice cream sandwiches.:)