Cheese Filled Crumb Coffee Cake

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  • 4-1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 6 tbsps butter
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees or so)
  • 1-1/2 tsp yeast
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Put butter and milk in a small bowl and microwave for about 1 min or more until butter is melted – remove and cool slightly

Put this mixture into a mixture bowl.

In the meantime, mix the 1/4 cup water and the yeast together and let sit for about 5 minutes or until bubbly.

When the milk mixture is cool, add the eggs and yeast.  Mix well.  Add the flour and mix to combine all into a smooth dough.

Put into a greased bowl, cover and let rise for about 1-1/2 hours

Punch down and divide in half – fit each half into a greased half sheet pan.

In another bowl, mix 8 oz soft cream cheese, 1/2 cups sugar, 1 egg, 1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp lemon juice and 1/2 cup flour.

Spread half the mixture on each dough.  Cut “tabs” about 1″ apart on both sides of the dough.  Fold the tabs over the cheese mixture to make a decorative loaf.

In another bowl, mix 3/4 cup flour, 1/3 cup sugar, 4 tbsps soft butter and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.  Mix well so it is crumbly

Put half of the cinnamon mixture on top of each loaf, pressing down slightly.

Let rise for about 30 min.

Bake at 375 for about 25-30 mins or until golden brown

When cool dust with confectioners sugar.

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Puffed Almond Coffee Cake

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1 cup flour
2 tbsps water

Cut the butter into the flour using a pastry blender or a fork. Add the water and using a fork, mix until it forms a dough. Remove, cut in half. Put each half onto an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten with your until it is approximately 12″ x 3″

1/2 cup butter
1 cup water
1 tsp almond extract
1 cup flour
3 eggs

In a saucepan, heat the butter and the water to boiling. Remove from heat, stir in almond extract and then add the flour. Using a wooden spoon, quickly blend the mixture. Put it back on the stove and keep stirring for about 30 seconds or until it comes into a ball and does not leave a film in the pan. Remove. Add eggs one at a time using a mixture until well blended.

Spread one half mixture on top of each bottom. Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour until crisp and brown.

Glaze:

Mix 1-1/2 cups confectioners sugar with a 1/2 tsp almond extract. Add about 1-2 tbsps milk. Blend well. If too thick, add drops of milk until it is of drizzling consistency.

Drizzle glaze over cakes and top with slivered almonds.

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