Coffee Cake 1952 (yeast)

Marcia McCance

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@mmccance

Mom loved coffee cake. Here is another coffee cake recipe but this one is made like a yeast bread, put in the fridge over night, rolled out in the morning, sprinkled with the filling and then rolled up and put in a tube pan, raised, and then baked. Served with a little lemon glaze, too.

Could not find an exact recipe online so have used "replicas" (pictures) that have different ingredients, but I like to have something to show the idea of the recipe -- so your final product may not look exactly like the picture. But it will still be excellent coffee cake!

Enjoy!!


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Method:

Bake

Ingredients

IN SMALL BOWL COMBINE AND SET ASIDE:

1
yeast cake
1/4 c
luke warm milk
2 tsp
sugar

CRUMB TOGETHER LIKE PIE CRUST:

3 c
flour
1 tsp
salt
1/2 c
butter
2 Tbsp
sugar

COMBINE IN A SEPARATE BOWL:

3
egg yolks, beaten
1 c
cream

FILLING:

1 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 c
sugar
3/4 c
walnuts
1/2 c
raisins

GLAZE:

1 c
powdered sugar
2 Tbsp
hot water
1 tsp
lemon juice

Directions Step-By-Step

1
YEAST CONVERSION TABLE FROM RED STAR YEAST: redstaryeast.com/...conversion-table

Here is a chart that will figure it out for you: etherwork.net/...st_conversions.html
2
Dough: Begin by crumbling your 1 cake of yeast (or equivalent) into the 1/4 cup of luke-warm milk plus 2 tsp sugar and let it sit while you prepare the rest of the dough recipe
3
Crumb together as if you were making pie dough, the flour, salt, butter and sugar
4
Lightly beat the egg yolks then add the cream and mix
5
Combine the egg yolk mix with the yeast milk and then add to the flour mixture and make the dough. Cover the dough and place in the fridge over night.
6
IN THE A.M. Pull the dough out of the fridge and roll it out on a floured surface while it is still cold to about pizza dough thickness (about 1/4 inch or there abouts).
7
Sprinkle with the cinnamon, sugar, walnuts, and raisins.
8
Roll the dough up jelly-roll style and place in a tube pan. (The recipe does not say a greased pan but it might be helpful. You may put parchment paper on the bottom, instead, if you like.)
9
Then, let the dough rest and rise for the next 3 hours.
10
Bake 350 F, for 1 hour
11
After done baking, remove from pan and place on pretty plate. Let cool.
12
Glaze: Combine 1 cup Powdered sugar with two Tbsps of HOT water and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Drizzle over cooled coffee cake and serve along side a nice hot cup of coffee.
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NOTE: Some other recipes that I checked used the left over egg whites (beaten stiff) as a layer under the filling ingredients after the dough is rolled out. But, I wondered about keeping them overnight in the fridge...

ALSO: Some other recipes don't place it in a tube pan (which holds it's shape) but they place it on a cookie sheet, rolled up like a giant cinnamon roll. Which I think is prettier, but it makes it more "flat"... your choice.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom