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Quick and Easy Coffeecakes

Coffeecakes

Quick and easy coffeecakes are a modern home-keeper’s delight. If you’ve been searching for no fuss recipes, which provide a scrumptious treat for the family, you’ll love our quick and easy coffeecakes.

Here’s a southern home-keeper’s secret: Find a basic pattern for any food you want to create and add your own personal touches, flavorings and toppings.

To begin, let’s create a pattern, for basic coffeecakes!

Basic Coffeecake Recipe

  • 12 uncooked biscuits
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

Mix sugar, pecans and cinnamon in a small bowl. Put melted butter in another bowl. Lay biscuits on a clean cutting board and cut each biscuit into 4 pieces.

Dip biscuit pieces in melted butter and then in dry mixture. Arrange coated biscuits in a 9-inch pie pan. Bake at 450 degrees F. for about 8 minutes or until they are golden brown.

Tips: For a healthier version of the basic coffeecake make biscuits with Heart Smart Bisquick®. However, if you’re in a great hurry, use the canned variety of biscuits, along with a healthy sugar substitute.

Stevia is derived from an herb. You can find it at your local health food store. You’ll need to adjust the amount of Stevia vs. sugar, as it is super sweet.

Creative touches to enhance quick and easy coffeecakes: top with canned apples; substitute walnuts for pecans; cut the cinnamon and use nutmeg.

Brunch is a handy-dandy idea on “big dinner” holidays or when you’re entertaining weekend guests. Mingling aromas of coffee and cake will summon even the sleepiest of your guests to brunch.

Another secret about southern cooking: If the dish doesn’t contain corn meal and/or sugar, it’s simply not southern!

Down-in-Dixie Coffeecake

Sift together: 1 ½ cups sifted all-purpose flour, ¼ cup sugar, 4 teaspoons baking powder and ½ teaspoon salt.

Stir in: ¾ cup corn meal.

Add: ¾ cup milk, 2 slightly beaten eggs and ½ cup salad oil.

Pour: into greased 9x9x2 inch baking pan.

Bake: for 15 minutes in 400 degree oven. (Leave oven on.)

Topping

Blend: ½ cup brown sugar and ½ cup peanut butter.

Add: 1/3 cup milk very slowly and beat the topping mixture to fluffy stage.

Spread: topping on the coffee bread cake.

Sprinkle: ½ cup coarsely chopped pecans evenly over coffee bread cake.

Bake: an additional five minutes.

Serving Ideas

A big bowl of steaming scrambled eggs and individual serving dishes of mixed fruits make perfect accompaniments for the celebratory brunch.

Serve hot oatmeal with quick and easy coffeecakes to put a stove in your kid’s tummy that will last until lunch.

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