My Coffee Cake
I was excited to do this recipe because i've never made a traditional coffee cake before. Also, we have started a new weekly dinner date with our neighbours, where we take turns hosting dinner each Wednesday. When Lost premieres for the season, i'm sure we'll be eating dinner in the living room!
The recipe was pretty straight-forward except i didn't realize i didn't have walnuts. So, for some fun, i added chocolate chips instead. I'm glad i did because otherwise the cake wasn't as sweet as we would have liked. I also added some cardamon which was a nice touch. The subtle touch of maple syrup was nice, but when we had a piece after it came out of the oven, it was a bit bland. Good thing we had a side of So Good chocolate ice cream with it! And of course good strong fair trade coffee.
On to another matter, i wonder if we can create a clear system about proposing the new recipe each week. I have some great recipes in my cookbooks but am not sure how to share them. If i could pick one, could i post the recipe here? Also, maybe we should all take turns so that no one person (or 2) are stuck always recommending a recipe. Just some thoughts on this Friday morning.