Last August, my husband surprised me with an Oster bread machine for my birthday. I was super excited and admittedly, a little nervous since we try to eat healthy and know we should avoid carbs. But…carbs are sooo good. A few months prior to my birthday, we visited a friend in Charleston who made home-made rolls that were amazing. Of course, the bbq pulled pork was to die for as well. But really, if you think about it, the bread or rolls of a sandwich can make it or break it. It was then I realized I must have one of these amazing machines. And now I do.
I’ve made this coffee cake a couple of times and each time, it’s turned out so wonderfully warm, sweet and a bit nutty. No much unlike myself. 😉 Anyway, figured I should share.
I baked it in my cast iron skillet which works out really well. Just be sure to coat it with enough oil so the cake doesn’t stick.
1 egg yolk
3/4 to 7/8 cup milk
1 Tbs butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 and 1/4 cups bread flour (or all-purpose flour as I used)
2 tsp active dry yeast
1. Measure all ingredients into bread pan.
2. Press and hold down the “Start/Stop” button to clear the display.
3. Press the “Menu Select” button to choose the dough setting.
4. Press the “Start/Stop” button. The display will begin counting down the time on the Dough setting. When dough is ready, the unit will signal and the display will read “0.00”.
5. Press “Start/Stop” button and hold it down until you hear a beep and the display clears.
6. To remove the bread pan, grasp the handle firmly and lift the pan out.
7. Pat dough into greased 9-inch round, or 5×7-inch oblong cake pan.
8. Add topping. Makes 1 coffee cake. (See “Topping” recipe)
2 Tbs butter, melted
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup chopped pecans
1. Drizzle butter over dough.
2. In a small bowl, mix sugar, cinnamon and nuts; sprinkle onto butter. Cover; let rise in warm place about 30 minutes.
3. Bake in preheated oven (375 degrees F) 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown.
4. Cool 10 minutes in pan on rack.
5. Drizzle with powdered sugar glaze if desired. Makes enough to cover one coffee cake.
Powdered Sugar Glaze:
1 Cup sifted powdered sugar
1 or 2 Tbs water or milk
1 tsp butter or margarine, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla
1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
2. Spread or drizzle glaze on slightly warm coffee cake. Makes enough to cover 1 coffee cake.