"And now let us welcome the new year – full of things that have never been." ~ Ranier Maria Rilke
NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It's my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian 'Quote Cup' passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote and a recipe here each week, and sometimes some photos of family fun. I love trying new recipes…and love getting recipes you would like to share!
We ended our holiday season by celebrating New Year's the same way we have for decades… with fondue, games and movies with great friends we met when we lived in Duluth about 30 years ago. Linda is a great cook, and I love her eclectic cookbook shelf…
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
…with Tyra Banks's family coffee cake recipe torn from Good Housekeeping many years ago. It was indeed delicious, a recipe I expect to use over and over again.
GREAT-GRANNIE'S OLD-FASHIONED COFFEE CAKE
Tyra Banks's Family Recipe
- 4 cups flour
- 2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, mix flour, sugars, salt and nutmeg until no lumps remain. Stir in vegetable oil. Set aside 1 1/2 cups of the mixture for topping.
Into mixture in large bowl stir in baking powder, baking soda, eggs and buttermilk. Into reserved topping add cinnamon.
Spread batter in greased 13 x 9 inch pan, sprinkle with topping. Bake 45 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.