Thursday, February 26, 2009

TGIF Tip of the week: Sleep Over Coffee Cake

So often when we think of entertaining, we consider cocktail parties, dinner parties, or evening events. But what about inviting friends for an enjoyable breakfast? Have some fresh flowers, fresh brewed coffee, fresh cream, sliced fruit, and even cute hard boiled eggs in daffodil lined holders. I like to go all out with mimosas and my very favorite and until now, top held secret recipe from my from friend Dee for her more than delicious 'Sleep Over Coffee Cake'.

The trick is to get everything ready on Friday evening - set the table, chill the champagne, boil the eggs, slice the fruit (cover tightly to keep fresh in the refrigerator), and your Saturday morning soiree will be a breeze!

Send a little invitation earlier in the week and make it a casual affair. It's even fun to have a guest invite someone new to your group of friends - a great way to meet a new neighbor or gym pal. (And you'll need the gym after this coffee cake).
I also like to print up copies of the recipe for my guests. It will save you time when they ask later.

Dee's Sleep Over Coffee Cake

(8 - 10 servings)

2 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1 c. buttermilk
2/3 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
2 TBSP dry milk
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking power
1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. chopped walnuts or chopped pecans
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 c. butter, melted

Grease and flour 9 x 13 pan. Mix all cake ingredients until well blended. Put in pan.
Mix dry topping ingredients. Spread over cake batter.


The next morning, drizzle with butter, place in pre-heated 350 degree oven. Bake 30 minutes or until top is browned.

Now this is Really Good Taste.
Bon Appetite!


Kelly, Your SW Florida Destination Wedding Planner said...

Jody you hit the nail on the head with this! I find Breakfast/Brunch a perfect entertaining time. What a great day to start the day.

raquel raney said...

cutie little eggs.