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Looking for bon appetit recipe december 1998

pir Jan 4, 2009 03:39 PM

Hi - I'm looking for a coffee cake recipe from the december 1998 bon appetit magazine...it's an apple cinnamon coffee cake. Does anyone have a copy?


  1. c oliver Jan 4, 2009 03:52 PM

    Doesn't epicurious go back that far if not BA themselves?

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    1. re: c oliver
      Rubee Jan 4, 2009 04:31 PM

      Epi doesn't archive all the recipes - I found that out the hard way after I had thrown out a bunch of back issues and then couldn't find some of my favorites on the site....

      1. re: Rubee
        pir Jan 5, 2009 04:13 PM

        Yes, that was my experience as well...so I was hoping that someone would have a copy of the recipe in a back issue of BA

    2. Rubee Jan 4, 2009 04:34 PM

      I just looked at that issue of BA magazine. The only coffee cake recipe I could find is on page 30 - a sour cream streusel coffee cake with currants (no apples) from Cafe Zenon in Eugene, Oregon. The apple desserts in that issue are a couple of crisps, apple pie with maple syrup, and an apple bread pudding. Maybe another issue?


      1. chowser Jan 4, 2009 05:10 PM

        I just pulled out my issue and there isn't an apple coffee cake. There's the sour cream one that Rubee posted. There is an apple fig crisp and an apple pecan crunch which is similar to a crisp. Could you have the wrong month?

        Oops, sorry just noticed that Rubee was talking about her magazine and not the site so it's obviously the same info I have.

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        1. re: chowser
          pir Jan 5, 2009 04:18 PM

          Thanks to both of you for checking...perhaps I do have the wrong issue - it was a recipe at the front of the magazine from a restaurant. I think it was called a coffee cake (my memory is selective!) however the recipe used apples, buttermilk and had a streusel topping. It was really simple to make and perfect for breakfast/brunch. The BA issue cover was for a "Victorian Christmas" so I assumed it was a December issue but I'm probably wrong about the year. Any other thoughts on where I might be able to find this recipe?

          1. re: pir
            Rubee Jan 5, 2009 04:27 PM

            It looks like it's definitely the wrong magazine - I just pulled it out again and the 12/98 Bon Appetit is entitled "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" and has a picture of a raspberry trifle on the front cover. There is a coffee cake recipe in the front section ("RSVP") from a restaurant, but it's the Sour Cream Streusel - no buttermilk or apples. I checked the BA 12/99 issue but that didn't have an apple coffeecake either. Could it be Gourmet magazine 12/98? (I don't have that issue).

            FWIW, I checked the Bon Appetit Cookbook too and couldn't find it there either.

            1. re: Rubee
              sugakc69 Jan 5, 2009 04:46 PM

              I looked on Epicurous and I saw something from 11/98


              1. re: sugakc69
                pir Jan 5, 2009 06:39 PM

                Thanks for checking on Epicurious...it's not the same recipe, but it does look good, so I'll give it a try while I continue to search for this one!

              2. re: Rubee
                pir Jan 5, 2009 06:38 PM

                Thanks so much for double checking the magazine cover! I know it wasn't a Gourmet issue because I only started buying those in the last couple of years. I'm going to go back to Epicurious and see if I search other december issues of BA...wish me luck!

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