Posts tagged coffee cake
Posts tagged coffee cake
I don’t have the recipe that we followed but we made the dough the night before that involved a combination of yeast, flour, sugar and eggs… maybe? I can’t remember. And then we let the dough rise in the fridge overnight.
I then woke up way too early on a Saturday, and found my mother in the kitchen rolling out the first loaf of bread. We spooned out melted butter and cinnamon and sugar, and then added crushed walnuts and dates. After that the dough was ready to be rolled up, sliced and then put in the oven (off) to rise for another couple of hours.
We turned the oven on at the beginning of our family brunch and both my mom and I forgot about it. One of the loaves got a little too much lovin’ from the oven. And we forgot the egg-wash and left out the almond flavored sugar glaze… and it was all very typical to the baking experience that started with a floury mess. But all was well. I’m really glad I got to share that time with my mom. I also got some of her old cookie recipes that I can’t wait to try out. I did get to enjoy my Mamma’s Bread for the following week as breakfast, snack and dessert.
After having my roommates and best boy taste the cardamom coffee cake (which I originally thought was a disaster) I decided to bring it to the brunch and it went over much better than I expected. Heidi, the lovely hostess of this brunch, especially enjoyed it.
Here’s a semi-blurry picture of it cut up
Next time a recipe calls for a bundt cake pan, I’m going to make sure I get my hands on one. The pieces were a little too big and a bundt or roll pan (which was called for) would have solved that problem. I think I didn’t like it at first because I didn’t know what cardamom actually tasted like and was expecting something different. This has happened before with some breads I’ve made because I expect a sweeter taste than the results because I make sweets a lot.
….this whole Cora-bakes-a-lot and blogs about it deal. Especially when I have a baking blunder. Especially when I have more than one at once.
I’m going to a brunch tomorrow so I decided to make a brunch-y baked thing. I found a recipe for Cardamom Crumb Cake which called for these things
I didn’t actually know what cardamom was before seeing this recipe and am not sure if I just don’t like it, or if something else wrong happened. It has a very strong taste and I checked the recipe many times and I didn’t put too much in but I thought the whole thing would have been sweeter. Also, the recipe calls for a bundt or roll pan, (I have neither) so I used a square pan and also a bread loaf pan.
Also, this happened
Some of it just fell off when I was transferring it to a plate. Not only am I not sure if it’s yummy enough to serve, but also, I’ve made a mess.