Who doesn’t love a good old family cookbook? I have many, similar to this. Some bound and printed by a group of housewives all belonging to some Church auxiliary. Some lovingly put together for some family reunion from decades ago, overlooked at some estate sale. And some from my own treasure chest.
Andy’s been coming home the last few days from his new job reporting that the “guys” want sweets. I suppose it’s a rite of passage, the new rooking brings home baked treats to butter up the old veteran firefighters. I guess I’d rather bake something than have him be the butt of some practical joke. Isn’t he cute? This was his first day. I felt like a kindergartner’s mom, “smile normal, please…”
But anyways, on with the recipe. Coffee Cake. What’s not to love?
First, preheat your oven to 350°.
Ingredients for cake:
1-1/2 Cups Flour
3/4 Cups Sugar
3 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 Cup Butter (half a stick)
1/2 Cup Milk
1 tsp Vanilla
Mix flour, baking powder and sugar. Cut in butter until the mixture is like corn meal. Blend in egg, milk and vanilla.
Spread half of the mixture in a greased and floured 8×8 pan.
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
2 Tbsp Flour
2 Tbsp Butter, Melted
1/2 Cup Chopped Walnuts (I omitted these, I don’t do nuts in my food. But do as you wish!)
Mix flour, sugar and cinnamon. Blend in melted butter (and nuts, if you’re nuts.)
Sprinkle the crumbly topping onto the first layer of batter, then cover that with the remaining batter and sprinkle the top with the rest of the crumbles!
Bake 25-30 minutes. Enjoy!
And PS – this one is from my Grandma. Might taste good with some Coffee Cake.