Louise Allen’s Coffee Cake Ring

Why is it food always tastes better at the farm? The day we entered the kitchen of Louise Allen, the tantalizing aroma of baking cinnamon bread met us at the door. A cup of coffee, freshly baked coffee cake and the friendly conversation of Louise and her family will always be remembered. We were searching for a home to buy. The Allen family made us feel as though a small farm was the answer to our quest. That happened sixty years ago. We still live at Hidden Meadows Farm and seeing this recipe written in my book brings back pleasant memories.

1 Cup Milk

3 Tblsp Butter

3 Heaping Tblsp Sugar

3/4 tsp Salt (or 1/2)

2 1/4 tsp Dry Yeast

1 Egg – Beaten

1 1/2 tsp Vanilla (or Lemon flavoring)

Heat milk to warm. Add butter, sugar, salt, yeast. Add egg & vanilla. Add flour until it feels like Bisquick dough. (You’ll know when it’s just right)

Turn out on floured board & kneed til smooth.

Let raise til double in bulk.

Roll out. Spread with melted butter and cinnamon, brown sugar, raisins if desired, and nuts.

Roll up and form in a ring. Place on cookie sheet.

Bake at 325 deg. 20-25 minutes.

This is how Louise gave the recipe to me. Hope you enjoy it!


Mary Anne Whitchurch Tuck

Check out my other website at memoriesaremadefromthis.com

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The future is right ahead of me. At the age of 85, all new projects are interesting.Memories and friends of the past are with me every day. I love to share my thoughts along with comments and opinions (of course) of this day and today's times and challenges. Photography is my hobby. Although I haven't done many photos of people, I've found there are photo challenges in every direction. Born and raised in Michigan, the peaceful woods and wildlife have always attracted me. Graduating from high school in 1953, college was of no interest to me. My Dad used to say, "some folks get a college education and may still not have enough sense to come in out of the rain." That's always been enough for me because I do, have that much sense, about the rain. I have learned one important fact about life. Old isn't as old as I always thought it was.

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