Cooking and Baking

Random recipe sources

I ask this question, because yesterday I made my mother my "famous" coffee cake that she absolutely loves. Now, she and I are both connossieurs (sp?) of coffee cakes and have baked and eaten more than our fair share over the years. However, we keep going back to this one over and over again. It's incredibly simply and tasty, but that funny thing is that it came from my old Home Economics teacher from way back in the day, from a textbook that she had to use for it. Now, I don't know about you, but when I took Home Ec, the recipes were pretty basic, like spaghetti or maybe sugar cookies. And they were good, but nothing special. Just something meant to teach you the basic techniques of cooking and baking. The fact that the best ever coffee cake that I have ever made and/or eaten came out of that surprises me, but in a good way....

...so, where is the most random place that you have ever gotten a really amazing recipe?

Coffee Cake Swirl:

Ingredients:
1 cup of AP flour
1/4 up of granulated sugar
1/4 cup of packed dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 T cinnamon
1/2 buttermilk
1/3 shortening (butter works the best)
1 egg

Topping:
1/4 brown sugar
1 T cinnamon
1/2 nutmeg

Glaze:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3-4 teaspoons milk
1/2 vanilla

Directions:
1. Grease and flour a 9-inch square baking dish. Heat oven to 305 degrees. Mix together all of the first set of ingredients and pour into dish. Blend the topping ingredients and evenly sprinkle over the top of the batter. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until set in the middle. Remove from oven and set on rack to cool. When still warm, drizzle with the glaze. Serve warm and enjoy!

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