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What are you baking these days? January 2014 edition![Through January 31, 2014]

buttertart | Jan 1, 201407:05 AM     398

Hi all,
HAPPY NEW YEAR, BONNE ANNEE, BONNE SANTE, GLUECKLICHES NEUES JAHR, FELIZ ANO NUEVO and let's not forget
新年快樂!!!
New year, new recipes...and old favourites.
Here's one I've been meaning to post for the longest time, from Gourmet sometime in the mid-70s, clipped out of the mag at the time, and featuring something I'm not normally crazy about but that is very good in this recipe...nice for brunch or coffee/tea break...
Cinnamon cake
Sift together 2 1/2 c flour, 4 tsp baking powder, 1.2 tsp salt.
Cream 8 oz (2 sticks) butter, 1 1/4 c sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon until fluffy. Beat in 2 eggs, one at a time, and beat well.
Add the flour mixture alternately with 1/14 c milk (I do flour/milk/flour/milk/flour) and stir smooth.
Bake in greased and floured (or PAM with flour or other baking spray) 9x9" pan for appx 45 mins at 350 deg F. It should be deep golden brown and a cake tester should come out of the middle clean.
Immediately upon removing from the oven, sprinkle with 1/3 c sugar mixed with 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Serve warm.
I love the grittiness of the sugar against the softness of the cake. Yum. (ooh brainwave, cardamom i/o cinnamon...)
And a spice cookie trouvaille...from BA mag...the Chewy Molasses Cookies from their 2014 holiday cookies article, which I can't find on their website but will post later. Very cardamom-y and superb.
So...what are you baking these days?

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