sketch of Bob above the Coffee Cake recipe.

COFFEE CAKE (Theresa Witkowski's)

1 c. milk
1/4 lb. butter
1 c. sugar
1 t. salt
1 pkg. yeast
1/4 c. warm water
4 eggs, beaten
1 t. vanilla
4-5 c. flour
1 c. golden raisins

Scald milk, butter, sugar and salt; cool til luke warm. Dilute yeast in 1/4 c. warm water with 1 t. sugar. When bubbly, add to the cooled milk mixture. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix in flour and raisins which have been dredged in a little bit of the flour. Knead the dough and let rise til it doubles. Punch down, place dough in 2 greased (9x5 inch) loaf pans and let rise again til doubled. Before baking, brush tops of loaves with beaten egg. Cover with topping. Preheat oven 350° and bake 30-35 minutes.

2/3 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
6 T. soft butter

Mix til crumbly.
Note: the topping was not in the original recipe, but the neighbor who called it in likes it better this way.

March, 2001, Menu Minder

Coffee Cake recipe is published in our March, 2001 Menu Minder.