Friday, February 1, 2013

Any Fruit Coffee Cake

Any Fruit Coffee Cake with Blue Berries
Retirement suits me fine; "It is like vacation every day," I tell the person who asked.  But every now and then, when I happen upon one of my former co-workers, they reminisce about the nut bread that I brought to work each Monday. 

Some of the workers would ask, “Why do you do this?” and I would reply, “I am showing you love, God's love.”

There were times when I would try something different other than nut bread, and we would need a paper plate and a fork instead of the usual paper napkin.

On one occasion I tried this recipe for a Fruit Coffee Cake and it was well received.  I used Apples, but as you can see from the recipe, almost any fruit will be good.  Yum!

Any Fruit Coffee Cake

4 cups chopped apples (or apricots, fresh blueberries, peaches)
1 cup water    Cook the fruit and water in a kettle for 5 minutes

Mix and add to the fruit you have cooked for five minutes.

2 T lemon juice
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch

Cook above mixture in the same kettle with the fruit until thick.  Set aside.

Sift together

3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 T baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp favorite spice such as ginger, mace or gloves

Cut into the dry mixture

1 cup butter
2 beaten eggs

then Add   1 cup milk and 1 tsp vanilla and mix well.

Pour 1/2  of the batter into a 9x13 bake pan.
Carefully spread the fruit mixture over the batter.
Spoon the rest of the cake batter over the fruit.

TOP with mixed well: 1/2 cup sugar,   1/2 cup flour,   1/4 cube butter and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.  Bake 350 degrees 50 minutes or until done.

Show a little love - - God's love.  Bake something nice for your family.

This post is linked with Ann Kroeker’s  Food on Fridays   
Also Linked with Laura’s Faith Filled Friday


1 comment:

  1. How great a legacy for those people to remember you by; doing for others... That's really cool, Hazel. You're an amazing witness to the heart of God. The cake sounds good too!


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