Friday, December 9, 2011
Christmas Baking Time- Real Easy and Good Too
Coffee Cake, Sure looks a lot like Monkey Bread but by either name , it's gooood!
How many times have you wanted to make a "fancy" coffee cake. You know the one that has all the delicious looking honey dripping over loads of pecans on what appears to be a delightful cake made of yeast bread. But then you say, Nay, it is too hard and takes too long to make the yeast dough and let it rise and then it might fall before I can get it baked.
Well folks, I've been there done that and it ain't a bit of fun. HOWEVER , I have an easy recipe, no yeast dough to make and no worry or fuss over rising and falling dough and it is as delicious as it looks. When you work and are cooking for a family all the short cuts available are welcome even if you have sworn to only do "real baking".
So forget about feeling bad cause it is not cheating, it's just managing your time and resources well and get busy making this great Coffee Cake.
1/2 cup of sugar (yes you can use Splenda)
1/2 cup of chopped pecans or almonds or walnuts if you prefer.
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 packages of refrigerated biscuits( I use GRANDS. If you want the flavor you can use the canned yeast rolls but you have to let them rise according to the directions on the can.)
1/3 cup of butter or margarine, melted
1 cup of Apricot Preserves (or other preserves to suit your taste. I have used HONEY but it can get a bit sticky if not careful .
Combine sugar, nuts and cimmamon; sprinkle 1/4 cup mixture in a greased
9 inch ring mold ( a bunt pan will also work)
Cut each biscuit in half; roll into ball shape.
Dip each ball into the butter(margarine)
Layer biscuit balls, cinnamon mixture and 1/2 cup preserves in ring mold.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
Invert on serving plate; top with remaining preserves.
Serve hot with a delicious cup of coffee or tea. It serves 6 to 8 people.
So there you go a quick and easy breakfast Coffee Cake for the weekend. Bake and enjoy.
I have many of these quick coffee cake recipies and I am sure that you do as well. Feel free to share then with us.