"Cowboy Coffee Cake"
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Serves: 8
 
This is the perfect recipe: it's easily dressed up for company, it stirs together quickly, everybody loves it, and I nearly always have everything I need to make it in my kitchen. Perfection!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1.5 cups unbleached flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup honey
  • ⅔ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon freshly-ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup buttermilk (emergency substitution: 1 Tb lemon juice added to milk to make one cup, and allowed to sit for 5 minutes)
  • 2 well-beaten eggs
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • Any of the following can be added to this recipe: 1 cup blueberries, chopped apples, smashed banana, ½ cup toasted coconut, or anything you might like in your coffeecake!
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Grease and lightly flour one 13 x 9 inch pan or two 8 x 8 inch square pans.
  3. Toast your chopped nuts in the oven for 10 minutes with 1 Tb butter, and a sprinkle of cinnamon, or until toasted and slightly browned, and aromatic. (Trust me on this one. Roasted nuts are soooo much better.)
  4. In an electric mixer, combine the flours, salt, sugar, honey, butter and cinnamon until crumbly.
  5. Stir nuts into ½ cup of this mixture for topping, and set aside.
  6. To the remaining crumbs, add the baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and cloves. Mix together well.
  7. Combine the buttermilk and beaten eggs and add to the crumb mixture. Mix well.
  8. Pour into prepared pan(s) and sprinkle with the reserved crumb and nuts mixture.
  9. Bake 25 to 30 minutes (the larger pan may take 35 to 40 minutes, depending on your oven). Allow to cool at least a half hour before slicing. Unless you don't want to (and we never do), in which case: absolutely scrumptious served warm, with a big glass or milk or cup of good coffee.
Recipe by vomitingchicken.com at http://vomitingchicken.com/cowboy-coffee-cake-recipe/