Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Old-Fashioned Coffee Cake from Deep South Dish

Recently I was invited to review this awesome cookbook Deep South Dish: Home-Style Southern Recipes by my friend, Mary, at Deep South Dish. I was happy to be invited and couldn't wait to "dig in" to her great cookbook.

As said about Mary and her cookbook on Amazon: "Mary Foreman loves to share her Home-Style Southern Recipes - like her mother and grandmother used to make. A popular food blogger and recipe developer, Mary gets millions of unique page views per year to her blog Deepsouthdish.com. She calls on her heritage of good cooking for recipes that all have one thing in common - incredibly great taste! So pull up a chair, grab a glass of sweet tea, and join Mary in dishing up good ole southern recipes from the Deep South USA."

Having been a fan of hers forever, and a follower on her Facebook page, Best Southern Recipes of the Deep South, I knew this cookbook would be full of delicious recipes I'd want to try.

There were so many to choose from, but since my husband has a BIG sweet tooth, I was super-happy to see this recipe for Old Fashioned Coffee Cake. It was quick, easy to prepare, uses minimum ingredients, yet yields this soft, delicate coffee cake and glorious streusel topping. Oh yes, it's a keeper now in our house. This is one of those recipes you'll make over and over again ... it's that good.

I mean, really, how couldn't it be! Just look at the pictures ... it is amazing!


Prep time: 10  minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4-6

Streusel Topping:
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 Tbsp. melted butter

Coffee Cake:
2 Tbsp. melted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. kosher salt (or table salt can be substituted)
2 tsp. baking powder

Streusel Topping: Whisk together brown sugar, cinnamon, flour and pecans. Sitr in melted butter until well mixed, and set aside.

Coffee Cake:  Preheat oven to 375. Butter an 8 x 8-inch glass baking pan. Mix together melted butter with sugar; add milk and egg; blend. Stir in flour, salt and baking powder; beat until smooth. Pour into prepared baking  pan.

Sprinkle Streusel Topping evenly over top, and bake 25 minutes, or until set. Remove from oven and set aside to cool slightly.

Cut into squares, or serve with a spoon. Additionally, Mary suggests serving this with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream for an unexpected dessert ... delicious.

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Disclaimer:  I received a copy of this cookbook to review. All opinions are my own.



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