Seperis (seperis) wrote,

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recipes: vienna coffee cake

For [personal profile] alexseanchai: a less sweet and more bread-like coffee cake but it's not called coffee cake. I've posted this before but I can't find it so whatever, it's a damn good recipe.

This is also from The Helen Corbitt Cookbook.

Vienna Coffee Cake

1/4 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour, sifted
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 teaspons baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla

For Topping
1 tablespoon butter, melted
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Cream butter and sugar.
Add eggs one and a time and beat until light.
Sift dry ingredients together and add alternately with milk, starting with flour.
Pour into bread pan.
Spread melted butter over top and sprinkle with sugar and nuts.
Bake for 45 minutes.

The only change to the recipe from Helen's is adding vanilla. If you have a preferred flavoring, go for it.

You can slice and toast this! And butter it! You can add other things! Cut and put fruit on it! It's versatile as fuck for whatever you need! Test it with brown sugar instead of white: if you are, I'd go three quarters white to one quarter brown at first and check for any changes in timing before changing proportions.

I recommend this one; very few people make it so it pretty much always gets attention and unlike other sweet breads, it's not super sweet and makes a great addition to breakfast potlucks at work.

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