Michael Lee West has released her newest book
Gone With A Handsomer Man.
You can read all about it HERE.
To celebrate its launch, I've made the main character,
Teeny Templeton's recipe for
Vanilla Peach Coffee Cake.
Since my copy of her book is still on order from Borders
I had to use a print-out of the cover
in my new cookbook stand.
Vanilla Peach Coffee Cake
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 3 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar (white, granulated)
- 1 tspspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Beat eggs. Add milk and oil. Whisk together.
Add vanilla & sour cream.
Next add dry ingredients
Mix will be crumbly.
Pour into greased 9x13 in pan or well seasoned cast iron skillet
- 3 cups peeled, ripe peaches sliced
- 2 Tablespoons melted butter
- 1 Cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
Place in 350º preheated oven for 30 min.
I melted some peach jam & brushed it on the top of the cake
after seeing Ina Garten do the same thing last week.
It gave it a beautiful shine for the photos!
We were all set to enjoy the coffee cake with our mid-afternoon tea &
my newest teapot...more about that later.
I was in such a hurry to capture pictures of the cake,
that I didn't let it cool at all before placing
it on my antique Fostoria Americana cake plate.
I should know better!
Suddenly we heard this LOUD crack & I rushed in to find this:
Literally stood there & just cried!
The heat from the cake caused it to break in two.
This was one of my most cherished antiques.
I know you're not supposed to put so much stock into material things
We enjoyed the cake anyway.
(after making sure there wasn't any glass in it)
Serving plate: Pfaltzgraff Grapevine pattern
I need another cup of tea!
I'm joining noted author, Michael Lee at
Designs by Gollum
for her weekly meme
I hope you go visit her & find tons more recipes to try.
Thanks for visiting me here at The Gazebo House.
If you go visit Yvonne at StoneGable,
you can enter to win the book, a $100 Horchow gift certificate
& some beautiful dishes, too!
Kathleen, at Cuisine Kathleen is also having a $100 gift certificate
give-away in honor of Michael Lee's new book.
Wishing you a Joyeuse Pacques!