Rosemary aka ClassyRose was my first “blogging buddy” from the wordpress challenge. When I made a “shout out” for some recipes ClassyRose immediately came to the rescue and emailed this recipe for “Dutch Coffee Cake”.
I was a little confused by the name as I could not find any “coffee” in the list of ingredients. However, Rose clarified that it’s” a cake to eat with coffee”…or in my case, being typically English, “afternoon tea”.
So “buddies” the cake is now ready to serve. Do you prefer Tea or Coffee? Rose is that one lump or two? That’s sugar not cake….
Dutch Coffee Cake
6oz butter/margarine (1 cup)
1lb 8oz self raising flour (4 cups)
12oz soft brown sugar (2cups)
1tbsp (tablespoon) cinnamon
1tsp (teaspoon) ground nutmeg
¼ tsp ground cloves
½ tsp salt
12oz washed raisins (2 cups)
1 pint of butter milk (2 cups)
¼ pint warm water (½ cup)
2 tsp baking soda
Rub the butter/margarine, self raising flour, soft brown sugar, cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, salt together as you would pastry to form a crumb mixture.
*Set aside about 3oz of crumb mixture.
Coat raisins with flour and add to crumb mixture
Mix milk, warm water and baking soda and add to crumb mixture
Line a 9 x 11 inch baking dish or tray with baking/greaseproof paper and spoon mixture into dish.
* Sprinkle crumb mixture over the top.
Bake at 375F for approx 55 minutes (I put a skewer into the centre of the cake to test it was cooked)
The cake turned out far larger than I expected, as we use mugs not cups, so I hope all my blogging buddies will help me eat some of this delicious cake.
Mr. Piglet watched proceedings with interest (he has given up asking why?) while I took loads of photos. He was especially curious to know who was going to eat all the cake as I’m meant to be on a diet! I better freeze half of it for another day.
Thank you ClassyRose. The cake is absolutely delicious!
You may also like to try my favourite “Carrot Cake” https://pigletinportugal.wordpress.com/2010/05/21/yummy-carrot-cake-mmm/
For those new to my blog my weekly recipe challenge started as I was stuck in a “culinary rut” . One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to research and cook one new recipe each week; photograph the results, both successes and failures, and post to my blog.
Please don’t forget folks, if you have a recipe you would like me to try and share drop me an email.