Tuesday, August 18, 2009

jewish coffee cake

a couple girlfriends and i got together to run saturday morning and share breakfast. we each contributed a dish. i piped in with "i'll make jewish coffee cake!", which was met with "what the hell is that?".
in my family, we call a lot of specific foods "jewish", for no apparent reason. for example, salted rye=jewish rye. when i asked my mom what made the below coffee cake jewish, her response was she had no idea. but it's a family favorite, so here's the recipe.

cake
1/4 lb. butter
1 c. granulated sugar
2 eggs, unbeaten
1 c. sour cream
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla

topping
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1 c. chopped walnuts

cream butter and sugar. add unbeaten eggs, one at a time. add flour, soda and baking powder mixture alternately with sour cream. add vanilla last. put half of batter in a well-greased tubular pan. cover with half of topping. put remaining batter on top and the balance of topping. bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.

enjoy with friends who smell as bad as you do after running.
if you want to be more politically correct, you can call it sour cream coffee cake.

3 comments:

Veggie Option said...

NOM! I wish I could make stuff like this. Well, I _could_ but Steve won't eat anything containing cinnamon, which would mean that I'd have to eat the entire coffee cake myself.

On second thought, I think I might make this over the weekend. Heeee!

jeff said...

"we call a lot of specific foods 'jewish', for no apparent reason. for example, salted rye=jewish rye. "

Laughing out loud because my mom and her side of the fam does the same thing with "Mormon." Rice Pilaf = Mormon Rice. Really not sure where it came from.

BTW YUM!

k said...

veggie - eat the entire coffee cake. you deserve it.

jeff - mormon rice?! intriguing. i'm glad my family isn't the only one who attributes certain foods to a specific religious group.