Crumb Buns or Best Streusel Coffeecake Ever!

I just had to share this with you (and the future me, in case I forget).20170127_164803163_ios

It is only just the best coffeecake I can recall ever eating! It’s a yeasted dough, soft,  moist with incredible crumbles of streusel on top.

I just bought, on a whim, a copy of the newest “Cooks Country” magazine. We were browsing the shelves at Barnes and Noble on my dear hubby’s birthday, before going out to dinner. Bookstore exploring is a long standing tradition, going back to our dating years, in the age of the dinosaur (or the age of the used bookstores on every corner).

Warning, if you just want this fabulous recipe, either go out and get the Cooks
Country magazine for Feb/March 2017 or see below. If you are not in a hurry, then… Continue reading “Crumb Buns or Best Streusel Coffeecake Ever!”

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Country Apple Coffee Cake

While I may not have any great pictures of this cake, it is an easy and satisfying coffee cake experience that I don’t want you to miss just because I forgot to shoot a picture until the next day.

I actually didn't have the flaky biscuits on hand. I used a can of biscuits I had intended to roll out and flatten into noodles for a Semi-Homemade style chicken n dumplings.
I actually didn’t have the flaky biscuits on hand. I used a can of biscuits I had intended to roll out and flatten into noodles for a Semi-Homemade style chicken n dumplings. It still worked great. Look at those big pecan chunks just waiting for me to pick off while no one is looking.

It is a cheater recipe from an old Pillsbury book I have. An old dog-eared stained, somewhat falling apart book. Which means it’s the best, right?

You start with a can of flaky biscuits. Yep, one of those cans. Continue reading “Country Apple Coffee Cake”

Grandma Janets Fabulous Crumbcake

Janie and friend Elaine on graduation day! Get a load of that car!

Again, I hate including posts with no pictures. I make this often enough, I will be able to put a snap of it soon though. But in the mean time, aren’t these old photos cool?

Okay, now (2 1/2 months later) I have the pics! I woke up this morning and it was foggy out. We should be hot as blazes out there in early Sept., but this is an unusualy cool summer. (horray!)So, as a reflex action when I see cool weather in the mornings, I turned on the oven and thought about what to pop into it. I have buttermilk. We have guests who spent the night. Crumbcake is easy-breezy to make, good for sharing, yep, thats the one. So here you go with the rest of the original post, and new pictures.

This is Grandma Janets (above left) Crumb cake. I swear that Mimis cafe stole this idea from her for their “buttermilk spice muffins”. The original recipe calls for sour milk. I know you can “sour” milk by adding lemon juice to milk and waiting a bit. But I just use buttermilk. It gives it fabulous texture and flavor. And I have a whole thing about sour milk and milk in general. (←click the ‘milk ‘if you really want to know). Continue reading “Grandma Janets Fabulous Crumbcake”