Monday, January 14, 2013

Diana- Get My Coffee Cake Muffin!

Oh Boy!
Can you hear it?

My Hero:
Where's the coffee cake?
What?  Huh?  
I pot off to the kitchen
to whip up these beauties.
They make a nice little
Valentine's Day breakfast...
~one month from today, girls!

It has a coffee cake texture
but it is in muffin form.
It is easy as pie...
wonder who invented THAT saying?
Pie is NOT easy if you have to
do the whole thing from scratch..
but I digress....

Look at this, ladies!
That is Gramma Hazel's ruby glass
married with Grandmother Clara's silver tray.
Kinda funny being as they couldn't stand
each other in real life.
I like messing with them in the after life.
I suppose they have separate
"coffee klatches" in Heaven~
just like they did here in real life. we go.
You need a greased giant muffin tin 
OR 6 greased custard cups.

You are going to dump the flour,
baking POWDER & salt into a bowl.
Cut the Criso in until it is uniformly 
crumbled to the size of small peas.
Add the sour cream and milk and
egg.  I added a tsp of vanilla, too.
Do you have one of these little
spring beaters?  This belonged to gramma.
It is the handiest little thing ever.
You just pounce it up and down and 
it beats eggs perfectly...
or makes foam on drinks.
Divvy up the batter and portion
one half of it out into the greased tin (or cups)
Spoon a spoonful to topping in each one.
Cover with the rest of the batter.
Then smooth it over a bit.
Add the rest of the topping on top of that.
Bake-make sure they are done all the way
through- A tester should come out clean.
Then- plop them out of the tin/cup and
eat them warm...with butter if you like.
They look like this when they are done.
By the by, I don't put the nuts in them 
because MyHero is already nuts
doesn't like nuts.
MyHero likes his with milk.
Here  you are, DARLING!
See, I can be nice when I want to be nice.
A little LOVE goes a long way around here.
That sweet Valentine was a gift 
from a friend last year.

Now...above is the "pretty"
Here's what the kitchen 
really looked like in the midst of 

like y'all thought I was....

Recipe follows:

The recipe is from:   Lamb's Inn Bed & Breakfast 
               Richland Center, WI.

Coffee Cake Muffins              Preheat oven to 350º                    

Muffins:                                               Topping:
1 ½ cups flour                                        ¼ cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar                                            2 T sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder                    1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt                                      ¼ cup chopped nuts 
1/4 cup shortening                                  
1 egg, well beaten
½ cup milk
1 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
(I added 1 tsp vanilla)

In large bowl-mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Cut in shortening until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add beaten egg, milk and sour cream. Stir just until moistened.  Do not beat.

In small bowl: combine topping ingredients.

Spoon half of batter into 6 greased and floured muffin tins 
(or custard cups). Sprinkle batter with half
of topping.  Spoon remaining batter on top and sprinkle with rest of topping.
Bake 20-25 minutes  or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
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Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love coffee cake! These look sooo good!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Mmmmm, they look delicious, Diana!

Jettie said...

I'm going to make those next week, when the grands are here for MLK day.
No school, but parents have to work.

And Thank you so much for the prayer request for me, yesterday. God is working overtime on this situation, I"m sure.

Maria Elena said...

Diana, this looks sooo good! How can I be a good girl if you keep posting these wonderful recipes? LOL I have the biggest sweet tooth in the state of Texas. You know I will be trying this recipe and I will blame you when, come Spring, they have to roll me our of this house. :)

Geneva said...

You've have me smiling this morning - I just love your sense of humor. These look mighty tasty and I love the way you've styled your Valentine's table. So Sweet! TY for sharing the recipe. ":o)

Anne said...

Yum! Looks easy and delicious!

Anonymous said...

its about time you were nice to him!! lol, just joshing,, have a great day my friend, love the vintage tools,

Lucille said...

Looks and sounds delicious! It's funny what you said about the two grandmothers! That often happens in families. The red glasses are gorgeous and so is the tray. The two grandmothers had good taste. That's for sure! I can just see the look of contentment on your hero's face as he savoured his special treat!

Nonnie said...

Coffee cake is my DH's favorite and I made one for him just yesterday. Very similar recipe. Will have to try your muffin method. Lovely setting. We gobble ours up off paper plates!! ;-)

Trisha said...

These look delicious...wish I had one right now! Have a wonderful week!


Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

For breakfast I usually eat anything from cake to muffins, to pancakes! this look really delicious! I am a "messy" cook too, but I am also a fast cleaner upper

Donna said...

Ok, you are trying your darndest to make us fat, aren't you, Diana? Your muffins and pretty tray and glasses look amazing! And I won't even say anything about your Hero not liking NUTS:)!

Red Rose Alley said...

Those coffee cake muffins sure do look yummy, Diana, and I just love the ruby glasses. And they belonged to special is that? Have a great week, my friend.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

They sure look good Diana!! I would make them without the nuts too because my hubby don't like them either. I've tried many times to trick him LOL!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Those look delish...and ask the hubs how the skating rink is going.

You might want to check out our new link up for No Winter Whining...


NanaNor's said...

Hi there, hat a sweet thing to do for your man(just tellin you that I had a lot of funny cracks but decided to be nice). If I baked muffins and pies like I used to, I'd be about 8 lbs heavier. Hope you have a wonderful Monday.

Tete said...

Looks yummy! I know what's wrong with that man of yours! SUGAR! It makes him mean! Quit feeding him all this cool stuff and see if he doesn't stop grumbling like an old bear. Of course, you are going to have to lock him somewhere while he detoxes. But I think you would enjoy that...wouldn't you?
You know those old ladies are going to kick your butt when you get to Heaven.

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious. Your photos are just beautiful!

Life 101 said...

I emailed this baby to the chef :)
It looks GREAT!.

Cristina Garay said...

It looks delicious! I need to ask my lil baker if she wants to try it! I love Grandmas' treasures, beautiful picture!

Pam said...

Coffee cake was the very first thing I ever learned to bake in Home Ec. I love it, but haven't made it in years. You are going to have some explaining to do when you get up to Heaven and both Grammas are meeting you at the pearly gates!

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Patty Patterson said...

They look delicious!

Lorraine said...

You did good, Diana! They look fabulous!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I agree with are trying to make us fat. These look wonderful...if only I had smell-o-vision.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Okay those look even better to me than the popovers!! I LOVE coffee cake!

You are just a baking queen here lately!

Ellie VanCaster said...

Ok I read Tete's comment and I am too busy laughing to write my own comment-LOL
It's all her fault

Shelia said...

Beautiful post! Now can I just pop on over and have one of these delicious looking little lovelies. You're on a baking spree! :)
Be a sweetie,
Sehlia :)

Tammy Henderson said...

This looks wonderful...I love Coffee cake!

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Oooh those look so yummy Diana!... I bet you are a fabulous cook!... I just baked a cake... today is Jack's birthday... you are so cute... messing with those two grandma's in the "afterlife"... you better watch out!... they know what you are doing, ya know!... xoxo Julie Marie PS I bet they are really best of friends right now!!!

Beth said...

Thank you for the recipe. I have saved it and I will try later.

I love your pretty dishes too and the comment about the grandmas clashing,,,LOL

Nellie said...

Oh, my! That would really go over well around here! Love the presentation! xo Nellie

My Little Home and Garden said...

These look good. I make such a mess in the kitchen when I bake!

My Little Home and Garden said...

These look good. I make such a mess in the kitchen when I bake!

Sarah said...

These look good and also very pretty. Great idea of Valentine's Day.

DearHelenHartman said...

Those look yummy. My mouth is watering. I can smell them from here and I ain't smelled nothing in years (Yep, I got broken ol factory senses - you knew I was senseless, didn't you?).

Celestina Marie said...

Oh Diana, I'm gaining 5 pounds just reading this post. LOL

These yummies look so scrumptous!!! With milk too. OH my gosh.
Your kitchen looks like mine when I bake. That's okay, you have to make a mess to get the job done.

Love the glasses and tray. I am sure the two are looing down with a smile!!
Thank you for sharing this recipe.

Hope you are having a good Monday. Freezing here. BRRRRRR.

Smiles, Celestina Marie XO

Tammy Chrzan said...

Oh my gosh those are gorgeous glasses... and if you don't mind, I'll be right over for some muffins!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I have the perfect muffin tin to make these...and anything with sour cream is a winner in my book! Yum...

Leslie said...

Your muffins look delicious and perfect for Valentines Day:)What a great idea .. little mini coffee cakes.


Connie said...

Hi Diana, how's a gal suppose to loose her holiday weight . . . all I want to do right now is go bake muffins. These look so good . . . yum!!!
Have a great week . . . you're a sweetie.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Debbiedoo's said...

You have been sharing some amazing tasty recipes a few times now. LOVE this one. Have a wonderful week my friend.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh my gosh I can smell it from here! That looks sooo good. Great job wonderful wife!


Dewena Callis said...

Another one printed out! I've got to try this. We had been craving a homemade coffee cake and this looks wonderful. I bet you could tell some tales about the 2 grandmothers, but they both must have loved pretty things. The ruby glasses are lovely!

My, how you spoil your man!

ImSoVintage said...

Oh yum. Can you just bring some over? I'll be waiting by the door. you are coming, right? :)

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Oh my, looks sooo YUMMY! Thanks so much for sharing, can't wait to try this! Not perfect, I don't believe it!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Yummy, those look so funny Mr. S. likes his dessert with a glass of milk also..he waits until he eats everything and then he gulps down the milk in one big up with the marriage of the ruby glass and the silver

Janet said...

Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe! I think I will try making some!

camp and cottage living said...

Your Valentine table is so pretty!
And the muffin does sound easy to make too.
There's nothing like good feuding family members to bring spice to a family. I bet you miss them both!!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Sounds fabulous, Diana. You bloggers are making me fat (and sassy too). I pinned this so I can find it again.

koralee said...

Yummm...I need to bake this recipe of yours. Thank you so much...and your glasses are soooo pretty. xoxox

pink*cherub*moon said...

I'll take a couple of these and a big cup of coffee, decaf please! Thanks! LOL! Sounds and looks so yummy! Hugs, Leena

Simply Debbie said...

I laughed about the two Grandma's but then why wouldn't I....
I will add Michelle to my prayer list.
Have a wonderful week
hugs, love, and prayers

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Yum Diana!
I LOVE a good coffee cake!
I am going to pin this to my "For Whistler" (vacation) board!


I haven't had breakfast yet, and I want a coffee cake right now with some coffee. Thanks for the recipe pretty lady..yummy!

Missy George said...

almost makes me want to bake..

Shannon Fox said...

Mmm. Looks yummy. I like the crumbles on top best :)

Shannon said...

I like how you mess with your Grandma's in the afterlife. ;) This coffee cake in a muffin tin sounds right up my alley! Thanks for the recipe.

Maureen said...

Well, I feel really dumb. I had one of those utensils and only ever used it like a whisk. I had no idea you were supposed to bounce it up and down!

Annesphamily said...

Yummy! I love a new recipe!