Monday, December 24, 2007
Christmas Coffee Cakes
Our mother used to make a fabulous coffee cake for Christmas morning.We all have enjoyed it very much over the years. It's a recipe out of an old 1955 Knudsen recipe book, Knudsen Coffee Cake. I changed the white sugar to brown in the topping, and we like to add a few well drained, chopped red and green maraschino cherries for some Christmas "color". Years ago, I sort of made myself the Self-Appointed Maker Of The Christmas Morning Coffee Cakes - I tried whenever I could manage it to get a coffee cake to each family household so that all of us could enjoy it on Christmas morning - because we didn't all get together until later in the day for dinner. Well I did pretty well for a long time - but I just didn't always get it done. This year I actually was able to get two of them made last Friday to take over to my sisters on Saturday so that each of them would have one for Christmas this year. I have been busy (like everyone else)- after getting all of the gifts wrapped, then it was 5 days in a row of either baking or decorating cookies and/or coffee cakes. Oh - and I should not EVEN be eating this stuff! Alas- it IS the holiday season! And all of the work was finished after I baked two more cakes last night - all that's left now is dinner tonight and tomorrow, which won't be bad - not doing it all myself!
Wishing everyone the happiest of holidays!