Saturday, December 22, 2007

A holiday tradition in our house is a big breakfast on Christmas morning. The kids love waking up to the smells of the breakfast casserole in the oven, the fried potatoes, and the cinnamon from the coffee cake. And lets not forget that comforting aroma of freshly brewed coffee. I would like to share with you the recipe I use for Apple Coffee Cake.

Apple Coffee Cake

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup sugar1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
5 1/2 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup whole milk
1 medium
baking apple, peeled and sliced

1 Set the oven to 375°F. Grease a 9-inch square baking dish with or pie pan a 4-cup capacity.
2 Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt.
3 In a bowl, combine 1/3 a cup of the sugar with the cinnamon, set aside.
4 In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter with the remaining 1/3 cup sugar. Beat in the egg until blended. Add the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the milk, beating until just combined.
5 Spread half the batter in the baking dish. Lay the apple slices on the batter so they just cover the batter (you may have to overlap some slices). Sprinkle the apples with half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Spread the rest of the batter over the apples. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon-sugar on top.
6 Bake the cake for 25 minutes or until it is golden brown and apples start to bubble at the edges.
Serves 6.


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