Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's Time for A Recipe Break

It's holiday time once again and that means baking at my house. Today was our last session in our Beth Moore Daniel Bible study...it was just truly awesome. A lot to take in but time well spent.

We decided to celebrate with a buffet breakfast. Several ladies brought some truly delicious treats...cheese grits..mmmm, pumpkin bread, fruit salad, little quiche like cups, and I made this yummy Butter Almond Coffeecake.

For those of you who've never tried working with yeast, this recipe is perfect. No kneading! Your mixer does all the work and you get all the credit. It takes just minutes to prep the ingredients then you go do something else for 90 minutes while it rises. Bake for 20 minutes and done! Here's the recipe...remember to use real butter as it's a major flavor ingredient in this recipe.

Butter Almond Coffeecake

Topping
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup sugar
2 T. light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Dough
1-3/4 to 2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pkg. active dry yeast
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
1 egg

Grease an 8 or 9" square pan. In small bowl, combine all topping ingredients; blend well. Spread evenly in bottom of prepared pan, set aside.

Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In large bowl, combine 1 c. flour, 1/4 c. sugar, salt and yeast; blend well. Heat milk and 1/4 c. butter until very warm (120-130 degrees). Add warm liquid and egg to flour mixture. Blend at low speed of mixer until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Stir in an additional 3/4 - 1 c. flour to make a stiff batter. Spoon evenly over topping mixture in pan. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and a cloth towel. Let rise in a warm place (80-85 degrees) until light and doubled in size, about 1-1/2 hours.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Don't overbake. Immediately turn onto serving platter or foil. Serve warm. Makes 9 servings.

Enjoy!!



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Just until Thursday, November 19th, Regina is giving away a HUGE set called Christmas Daily Planner absolutely FREE !!! After the 19th, the set will retail for $12.99 !!!
This is Regina's Thanksgiving gift to you and I'm honored to have the pleasure of passing it on. This cool set has 84 images!!! You read that right....84!!!
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A Blog Award



Wow...I am so humbled...Sue, a uber talented stamper/blogger, I'd love to have for a friend/neighbor....(the woman bakes too!) has graced me with this sweet award. You've got to see her Penny Black and House Mouse creations. This lady can do things with Copics and paper that you won't believe.

The award came with the stipulation that I had to pass it on to 5 other talented ladies AND answer in one word the following questions....now anyone who knows me well, knows I can't say ANYTHING in one word, but I gave it a go...it's much, much harder than you'd think.

Head on over to see these lovely ladies, you won't be disappointed. My answers follow.

Deena
Regina
Peet
Jessica G
Enfys

1. Where is your cell phone? purse


2. Your hair? ponytail


3. Your mother? distant


4. Your father? dead


5. Your favorite food? pie


6. Your dream last night? none


7. Your favorite drink? milk


8. Your dream/goal? Creating


9. What room are you in? Office


10. Your hobby? stamping


11. Your fear? accidents


2. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Tennessee


13. Where were you last night? Concert


14. Something that you aren’t? Shy


15. Muffins? Apple


16. Wish list item? Bosskut


17. Where did you grow up? Ohio


19. What are you wearing? Shorts


20. Your TV? On


21. Your Pets? Dog


22. Friends? Awesome


23. Your life? Blessed


24. Your mood? Calm


25. Missing Someone? Grandchildren


26. Vehicle? Hyundai


27. Something you’re not wearing? Shoes


28. Your favorite store? Archivers


29. Your favorite color? Green


30. When was the last time you laughed? Today


31. Last time you cried? Movie


32. Your best friend? Patty


33. One place that I go to over and over? Church


34. Facebook? Yes


35. Favorite place to eat? Carraba's


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