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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Banana Mousse Cake Roll

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6 eggs. separated, at room temperature

1/4 cup water

1 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp banana extract or emlsion

1-1/4 cups cake flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cream of tartar

1/2  cup sugar

Line a 15×10 pan with parchment paper, Spray with cooking spray

Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.

In a mixer, beat the yolks and water until lemon colored.  Gradually beat in the sugar.  Gradually add the flour mixture and blend well.

Mixture will be thick

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4 tbsps butter

1/4 cup corn syrup

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

pinch salt

Put butter, syrup and sugar in a saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar.  Remove and cool completely.

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Mini Pavlovas

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2 large egg whites at room temp

1/4 tsp cream of tartar

1/4 cup fine sugar

1/4 tsp almond extract (or clear imitation vanilla)

1/2 cup confectioners sugar

Beat whits on mixer till frothy.  Add cream of tartar and beat while add 1 tbsp sugar.  When you get soft peaks, add 1 more tbsps sugar and increase speed to high.  When you get stiff peaks, beat in the rest of the sugar and beat until stiff and glossy.  Add the extract.  Sift the confectioners sugar over the mixture and carefully fold in.

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