and I've been trying to take it easy before the big day. I've been hanging out with Bing a lot but tonight I'm headed for the hills with Maria.
I'm wishing you all a Merry Merry Christmas and I'll see you in the New Year! :)
|APPLE STREUSEL COFFEE CAKE|
2 1/4 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. butter
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 egg, beaten
3/4 c. buttermilk
1 (20 oz.) can apple pie filling
1/2 tsp. grated lemon rind or 1/2 tsp. cinnamon (optional)
1/3 c. raisins
Combine flour and sugar in large bowl. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly; set 1/2 cup of mixture aside. To remainder add the baking powder and soda; set aside.Combine egg and buttermilk; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Spread 2/3 of batter over bottom and part way up sides of greased 9-inch springform pan.
Combine pie filling, flavorings and raisins. Spoon over batter. Drop spoonfuls of remaining batter over the filling. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.