Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Jean's Coffee Cake

2 c. flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 c. sugar
Pinch of salt
1 c. milk
1 egg
3 Tbsp. cooking oil
   Mix ingredients lightly. Pour into greased pie plate

2 Tbsp. soft butter
1/2 c. dark brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
   Sprinkle topping over batter
I add lots of chopped nuts to the topping
   This is a very old recipe that Jean would make. My mother remembers that on Sundays Jean would make this coffee cake so that she and "Gumpy" could have it with their afternoon coffee.

The posting below is a little heavy and way too long, but a few people wanted to know more about Jean.

From blouse to cake - Puebla style!

Puebla-style, Mexico blouse

My husband and I recently helped to host a party for a young couple about to be married. The theme was Mexican Christmas. The Puebla style of embroidery is popular in our area of deep south Texas. They are made in the state of Puebla in the Mexico. The stitching is always bright and colorful. A young friend of the bride's took this idea and made a beautiful cake with this theme in mind.
I think this is the most uniquely decorated cake for this type of party that I have ever seen. I just had to share this with you.

The picture of the blouse comes from the La Mariposa site