COFFEE-CAKE-2(D) USENET Cookbook COFFEE-CAKE-2(D)
HOBEE'S COFFEE CAKE
COFFEE-CAKE-2 - Coffee cake from Hobee's Haven restaurant
"Hobee's Haven" here in Silicon Valley (usually just called
``Hobee's'') serves a lot of brunch food, and as far as I
can tell they always include a piece of their coffee cake
with each order. Frankly, I don't care for breakfast, nor
do I approve of places at which the only kind of tea you can
order reeks of orange and cinammon ... but the coffee cake
is pretty good. This is their recipe, printed in an
advertising flyer for the shopping center they inhabit; it's
INGREDIENTS (serves 4)
1 1/2 cups
sifted unbleached flour
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup fresh blueberries, (or other fruit, or nuts such
as walnuts), optional
5 Tbsp granulated sugar
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 tsp cinammon
(1) Preheat oven to 350 deg. F.
(2) In a large mixing bowl, resift flour with baking
power, baking soda, salt, and 1 cup of sugar.
(3) In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, sour
cream, and vanilla.
(4) Add egg mixture to flour mixture and beat until
(5) Oil a 9-inch square baking pan (you can also use
an 8 inch square pan, or anything of similar sur-
face area, if you increase the baking time by
about 5 minutes).
(6) Spread the batter in the pan. If you are using
fruit or nuts, scatter them over the batter and
stir a little bit so that they stay in the top
(7) In a small bowl, mix 5 Tbsp sugar with the butter
and cinammon with a sturdy fork, until they are
blended and resemble cornmeal (i.e., you should
have a mixture of fine crumbs, not a smooth
(8) Sprinkle topping over batter.
(9) Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a clean toothpick
inserted in the center of the cake comes out dry.
(10) Cool slightly; serve warm or at room temperature.
Don't ruin it by serving it with salted butter.
All ingredients and bowls should be a room temperature
before you start; this is particularly true for the butter.
Difficulty: easy. Time: 10-15 minutes preparation, 20-30
minutes baking. Precision: measure the ingredients.
Digital Equipment Corporation, Palo Alto, California, USA
From: tbc0@gte-labs.CSNET (Theresa Campbell)
Subject: RECIPE: Cognac sugarplums
Date: 3 Jan 86 03:46:24 GMT
Organization: GTE Labs
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