Gentle Friends, it's cake day..... even though I've not posted much about baking recently, I've still been at it on Sunday afternoons.......a few weeks I wanted to try a new recipe so I pulled out one of the cookbooks from my overloaded "cookbook shelf." The book I found is called "The Church Supper Cookbook" by David Joachim, it is a collection of 400 Potluck Recipes. Its also a cookbook that I have found lots of tasty things to make so I knew I would find something interesting and good!!
I chose to make "the Bohemian Coffee Cake" and what this cake has to do with Bohemia is beyond me, but it was a good cake and here's a snap......
...... full of spices, nuts and coconut we really enjoyed this cake as did our co-workers!!
This past Sunday I pulled a recipe from on line at AllRecipe's - another Fall treat..... Cranberry Upside-Down Coffee Cake. The snap of the cake on-line shows a much lighter coloured cake than mine, and I figured that's due to the use of light brown sugar by the original poster, I used dark brown sugar (my preference)...... and here's a snap......
..... I think this cake of the two I like a little better. I think the reason being that you get a sour/sweet taste with the use of cranberries and the cake is really light - the recipe calls for this to be served warm, and with a cup of tea would be just perfect fro Thanksgiving Morning!!!!
Talking about Thanksgiving, even if the calendar didn't tell me it was coming around I would know by just looking at my "ever blooming" Christmas Cactus......
..... I took this snap yesterday afternoon, this sucker seems to bloom about every 4 months or so, and we do enjoy the salmon coloured blossoms.
That's about it for today sports fans. Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!