Saturday, December 19, 2009

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

At club Juli made the most wonderful Pumpkin Coffee Cake.And she was nice enough to share it with us. So I am sharing it with you. She put whipping cream on the top and oh it was was yummy. In my search for Christmas morning recipes once I tasted this one, it went to the top of the list.

Pumpkin Coffee Cake
1/2 c. plus 1/3 c. butter softened and divided
3/4 c. plus 1/3 c. sugar divided
4 eggs, divided
1 t. vanilla extract
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1 c. sour cream
15 - oz. can pumpkin
1 t. pumpkin pie spice
1 c. brown sugar, packed
2 t. cinnamon
1 c. chopped nuts
Blend together 1/2 cup butter, 3/4 cup sugar and 3 eggs until creamy: add vanilla. Mix in flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add sour cream; set batter aside. Combine pumpkin, remaining egg and remaining sugar; stir in pumpkin pie spice and set aside.
Prepare streusel by combining brown sugar, remaining butter, cinnamon and nuts: set aside. Spray a 13 X 9 baking dish with a non-stick vegetable spray.
Spoon in half the batter; top with the streusel, then all the pumpkin mixture. Spread on remaining batter, then top with remaining streusel mixture.
Bake at 325 degrees for 50 minutes to one hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Makes 15 servings.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Making Pies at Cooking Class

Chocolate cream pie!!! Yummy! This time at cooking with Melanie (and Mathew)

we did pies. Melanie's mom taught us how to do the perfect pie crust...shh but the secret

ingredient was Lard.... We had a hands on class for this one and it was so much fun.

This was my finished banana cream pie...I felt like a pro!

Even Melanie's son Devin joined in the fun.

And he did better than most of us girls...

This was the black bottom pie we had.

My crust before baking....I told you I look like a pro...

Melanie's mom showing us how to do the custard.

Working on rolling out the dough.

We were having so much fun.

Yes you will be famous after I put you on my blog......

We all look like pros!

Melanie's class is so fun and if you live in Salt Lake you should come ...This is what Melanie's email said about our next class:

Holiday Class will be on December the 10Th Thursday at 7:00 p.m. this class will be $10.00. You will go away with all sorts of ideas for the remaining parties and your own holiday meals, breakfasts, appetizers, side dishes and of course desserts....We will have a great evening filled with plenty of food and awesome friends.
here is the link to her blog...we keep bugging her to add to it but....

she does update the calendar.

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