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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cowboy Coffee Cake

2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups brown sugar
2/3 cup softened butter
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup sour milk
2 well-beaten eggs

Combine flour, salt, sugar and butter; mix until crumbly. Reserve 1/2 cup mixture.

To remaining crumbs, add baking powder, baking soda and spices; mix thoroughly. Add milk and eggs; mix well. Pour into 9 X 13 inch greased pan. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Chopped nuts or cinnamon may be sprinkled over crumbs.

Bake in 375 degrees Fahrenheit oven for approximately 30 minutes. Test for doneness with toothpick.


rosemary said...

We love coffee cake, and this sounds so flavorful! Do you sour the milk w/ vinegar or lemon juice?

Dorothy said...

It IS a really good coffee cake, Rosemary! I don't have a preference for either vinegar or lemon juice to sour the milk.

Persis said...

This looks good. Can buttermilk be substituted for the sour milk?

I still haven't made your muffins, but I have the ingredients on hand.

Dorothy said...

I've never tried buttermilk in this recipe, Persis. But sour milk is easy to make by adding a tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to a cup of plain milk. Just let the milk stand for about 5 minutes before using in the recipe.