January 15, 2011
On the weekends, when my kids are sleeping in, warm in their cocoon of sheets and blankets, I am compelled to bake. One of my fondest memories of childhood is waking up slowly, luxuriously, to the sweet smell of cinnamon and brown sugar. My mother made coffee-cake, "SnapDoodle Cake", when I was growing up, and now I do. Almost religiously. My grandmother Gi Gi's recipe.
It is simple and streamlined... one of those "one bowl" sort of recipes that is practically foolproof. I do tend to load on the butter and I use the best cinnamon I can find, but it's the weekend. It's a memory for my children and a staple in our house now, and worth every calorie. I think the name came from "Snickerdoodle", which is one of my all time favorite cookies.
This is divine with a hot cup of coffee and makes your house smell like the weekend. I can't think of a more comforting way to greet a Saturday morning.
SnapDoodle Coffee Cake
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Beat ingredients thoroughly-place in greased pan.
Dot with butter, sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.
Bake in one layer for 20 minutes.
Serve with a Mimosa.
Posted by Heidi von Tagen at 8:27 AM