We missed you!

by mrsweasley@evpl on Friday, December 5 2008, 3:34pm. Viewed 846 times.

If you missed our American Girls book discussion yesterday, you missed some historical Christmas treats. We enjoyed Addy's Sweet Potato Pudding, and Samantha's gingerbread. Peanut butter sandwiches represented Kit's depression-era fare, and an authentic family recipe captured the flavor of Molly's Christmas morning coffee cake.

The coffee cake recipe was given to me years ago by my mother-in-law, Anna Mae Jayne Soper (1933-1985), who was just about Molly's age. For those who attended and asked for it, and for anyone else who wants a taste of history, here is the recipe:

 Dutch Cake

¾ cup sugar

1 cup flour

Butter or shortening the size of egg (I estimate this to be about 3 tablespoons)

1 egg

1 cup milk

Beat above ingredients together, then add:

1 cup flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

Pour batter into a 9" round or 8" square cake pan. Sprinkle top with sugar and cinnamon before baking. Bake approximately 30 minutes at 375°.

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