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Posted on 08/15/2013 5:58:04 PM PDT by beachn4fun
what a beautiful sunset on the water.
My favorite is cake.
My mother used to make the best Pineapple Upside-down cake. She used a large cast iron fry pan to bake it in...crispy glaze. And I love a good cheese cake.
LOL...love the “Mud Pie Kitchen”!
Good evening Beachbabe & thank you for this evenings thread! *Hugs*
In June 2012, the Waldo Canyon fire destroyed 346 homes in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and burned more than 18,000 acres of mountain forest. The fire was declared 100-percent contained when perimeter lines had been built around the entire area of the blaze. It had been confined to a defined area until it could be fully extinguished. A fire information official warned residents that they might continue to see smoke in the burn area because even though the fire was fully contained it is not controlled and it is not out.
When our world is rocked by tragic events and evil acts, we long for the day when evil will finally be destroyed and God will bring history to a close and fully establish His kingdom. Until that time, however, the Lord gives us His grace to live purposeful lives of faith as we await His coming. In Hebrews 10, we are urged to draw near to God with sincere hearts (v.22); hold fast to the hope we profess (v.23); spur each other on to love and good works (v.24); and continue meeting together for encouragement and so much the more as you see the Day approaching (v.25).
Until the time God extinguishes the fires of evil forever, He gives us His grace and strength to endure the trials of life as we look forward to His return.
Read: Hebrews 10:19-39
Good evening, beachy...just walked in from all day training. Have to go back tomorrow. I’ll ping here in just a minute.
Good evening and ((HUGS))
LOL, I thought the mud pie kitchen was cute too.
Thanks for the GOOD WORD!
I wanted to comment on your post from yesterday? This morning? But think I got busy and forgot. Need to go back and check.
Cold up there yet?
*Love this...not too sweet!*
Ingredients and Equipment
(per 9 inch square dish coffee cake)
3/4 cup sugar
And yes, you can use an equivalent amount of honey or agave (1/2 cup); Stevia (as Truvia, 1/2 cup), or Splenda (3/4 cup). But you really get the best results using sugar. Stop fooling yourself: this is blueberry coffeecake, not diet health food!
1/4 cup soft butter (or margarine or vegetable shortening)
1/2 cups milk (nonfat, lowfat or whole; depending upon how healthy you like to be!)
2 cups flour (all-purpose white, wheat, whole grain, whatever)
2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
2 and 1/4 cups blueberries; fresh or frozen (without syrup)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Blueberries... blueberries... How many to add? It is really a matter of taste. I like a LOT, so I add 2 cups of washed , whole blueberries. If you alike loads of blueberries, use 2 cups; if you like a standard blueberry buckle, add 1 cup! Most recipes call for 1 cup.
3/4 cup sugar (if you want the sugar-free recipe, click here!)
1/2 cup flour (plain white, wheat, yada yada...). you can sift it, if you want...
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup soft butter or margarine (not vegetable shortening here)
One 9 inch deep-dish Pie Plate - OR 2 small meat loaf pans, or a round casserole dish. Grocery stores sell both disposable coffee cake and meat loaf pans and glass pans.
Step 1 - Wash the blueberries
Just rinse them in a colander or sieve in cold water, no soap.
Pick out and remove any bits of stems, leaves and soft or mushy berries. It is easiest to do this in a large bowl of water and gently run your hands through the berries as they float. With your fingers slightly apart, you will easily feel any soft or mushy berries get caught in your fingers.
Now is also a good time to get the oven preheating to 375 F.
Step 2 - Mix the dry ingredients
Combine the 3/4 cup sugar, 2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional) and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a bowl and mix well!
Step 3 - Add the butter and the egg
Add the 1/4 cup soft butter (or margarine or vegetable shortening), the egg and using a mixer (hand, electric, or just a large spoon, whatever you have) , mix it up!
Step 4 - Mix in the milk
Add the 1/2 cups milk and mix it up.
Step 5 - Add the flour
While mixing, stir in the 2 cups of flour! (it’s just like making pancakes). It will end up like very thick pancake batter. You may have to finish mixing by hand .
Step 6 - Add the blueberries and mix
Add the blueberries and gently mix it. You don’t want to crush the berries, but it won’t matter if some get crushed, either!
Step 7 - Grease and flour the pan(s)
Of course, nobody in their right mind uses grease or lard anymore! It just means put a thin layer of vegetable shortening, margarine or butter over the interior surface of the pan (using your fingers), and then put 1 tablespoon of flour in the pan and swirl it around so all surfaces are coated. then dump the excess flour into the trash or sink.
Step 8 - Pour the batter into the pan(s)
Just pour the batter into the the pans. It should only fill the pan about half way up! It WILL rise, don’t worry!
Step 9 - Make the topping
Now to make the topping, in another bowl, mix together the topping ingredients:
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup soft or melted butter or margarine
Step 10 - Sprinkle the crumb topping over the batter
Pretty self-explanatory, don’t you think?
Step 11 - Put the coffee cake in the oven!
Cook the coffee cake at 375 F (or 190 Celsius) for 45 minutes
Step 12 - Remove when the coffee cake is golden brown
After about 35 minutes, check to see if the top is golden brown. If if not, check every 3 or 4 minutes until it is done
Set the coffee cake on a rack to cool and enjoy! Here is a slice of the finished coffee cake! Serve warm! It also freezes well for another day!
Oh yum! God bless you. Even if I only enjoy it virtually as I think I do not need the physical pounds right now :-)
LOL. Love the #7 thingy about grease/lard!
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