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Nov 22, 2012 03:48 AM

I want to make a delicious, to-die-for breakfast baked good....

Two of my kids are out of the house and live on opposite coasts and they just flew in for T-Day last night :) :) :)

I want to make a fabuloso stupendous, yummy breakfast coffee cake for them to wake up to this morning. I am not a prolific baker so I do not know of a lot of tried and true recipes. I have made Ina's sour cream coffee cake a couple of times, but that's about it. :/ That's embarrassing. Can anyone recommend one? I can look up the recipe if you tell me the source.

Thank you!

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  1. Why not make a strudel? You can even cheat and buy ready-made dough. You can have more fun making the filling: apples, walnuts, raisins, cinammon, sugar, butter basically (or other ingredients). It's a baked good while being pretty light, and you can vary the amounts of sugar or butter.

      1. re: Zalbar

        great video, thanks for sharing

      2. They arrived last night and it's already morning and you want to start now? Any cookbook, any quick baking powder coffee cake recipe, but put half the batter in the pan then a lot of cinnamon and sugar and nuts and raisins, then the rest of the batter, then more cinnamon etc on top.

        Or, if you have any Cresecent Rolls, put the same stuff (cinnamon, sugar, nuts) on them before you roll them up.

        Or forget baking if you have some frozen waffles. Dump a bag of any frozen fruit in a saucepan, add about 1/2 cup water and 1 cup sugar, bring to a boil, and add a couple of tablespoons of cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 cup cold water. Bring to boil again and serve hot over the waffles. If you don't have waffles, make French toast by dipping slices of bread in egg beaten with a little milk.

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        1. re: Querencia

          Really terrific ideas for any morning over this long weekend. Thank you!

        2. This has a lot of options - given that you want to start right away and none of us knows what you have on hand.

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          1. re: greygarious

            Wow! Lots of good recipes. Thanks :)

          2. I would do a baked pumpkin french toast.

            OR just make a McDonald's run.

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              1. re: kathymn

                This is an awesome recipe, and has been blogged about a million times.


                1. re: AnnieWilliams

                  I think all 3 of my kids would LOVE this recipe... and I have all the ingredients to make it right now! Thanks so much!

                  1. re: AnnieWilliams

                    I ended up making this. I believe I followed the directions to a T, but the cake came out rather dry. It looked and felt moist but everyone agreed it was dry and cumbersome to eat and required a sip of coffee or other beverage to wash it down. Did I do something wrong?

                    1. re: kathymn

                      The recipe specified cake flour, and said it would be dry if AP flour was used. Not being a baker, I guess you didn't have any cake flour lying around.

                      1. re: RachelJ

                        Nope. I used cake flour. The cake flour I had on hand DID, however, have an expiration date of Dec 2012... so could that have been the problem???

                        1. re: kathymn

                          No, that should not have affected moisture levels. Do you think it may have been overbaked?

                      2. re: kathymn

                        check your oven temp. i'm guessing it runs hot & the cake was over-baked.

                  2. re: ipsedixit

                    Can u believe NONE of my kids or my husband likes french toast???!!! And it is my favorite! Go figure.

                    1. re: kathymn

                      Were they adopted? And was it a pre-arranged marriage of some sort?