Here's the breakdown of the goods this week:
- Nicole Cook from Daily Dish Recipes fell in love with Banana Buttermilk Triffles.
- Karen Hartzell blogs at In The Kitchen with KP and wants to share Pull Apart Cinnamon Bread with friends and family.
- Pam Clark from The Meltaways will be warming us up with the Spiced Hot Chocolate Mix with Cinnamon Marshmallows
- Heather Gonzalez is the girlichef who can’t wait to share Orange White-Chocolate Cheesecakes with Cranberry Sauce
- Amber Poole who blogs as Mama’s Blissful Bites will be sharing the Campfire Bars Mix
- Sunithi Selvaraj from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz loves Cherry Almond Bars
- Jaime Rippy the blogger behind Mama Mommy Mom couldn’t resist the Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Gingersnap Crust
- Renee Dobbs from Magnolia Days had so much fun preparing Monster Cookies Mix
- Jen Martinez form Juanita’s Cocina is raving about the Basil Strawberry Lemonade Granita… oh yeah
- Lane Richeson from Supper for a Steal loves the twist on an old favorite Strawberry Shortcake
Like I said, I fell in love with the whimsical goodies in DiJ, and have already shared one of them with you - and for a #SundaySupper no less! Since the Monster Cookie Mix in a Jar was so great, I picked out another mix to make while testing the book and jazzed it up the second time around (yes, it was that good). I had a bagful of California Walnuts and some homemade cinnamon chips, and thought this would be the perfect time to bust them out. A bit of sweet and nutty flavour from whole grain spelt flour added another welcome dimension and a delightful tenderness to the cake. I highly recommend picking up (or trying to win!) a copy - you'll find treats for holidays and "everydays" to try and enjoy!
Shared with Mom's Test Meal Mondays
Cinnamon - Walnut Coffee Cake
Makes 16 pieces, one 9" cake
1 cup flour
1 cup spelt flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
pinch sea salt
2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup sugar
4 oz salted butter, room temperature
1 cup low-fat (not fat free) sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup whole milk
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup cinnamon chips
- Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a 9" square pan.
- In a bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter, eggs, sour cream and vanilla until well blended.
- Add half the dry ingredients, beating well, then add the milk and mix in.
- By hand, mix in the remaining dry ingredients, then fold in the walnuts and cinnamon chips.
- Spread in the pan (batter will be thick) and bake 30 minutes. Do not overbake!
- Cool in the pan before turning out and slicing.
Total Fat: 10.7 g
Cholesterol: 21.5 mg
Sodium: 50.3 mg
Total Carbs: 24.4 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
Protein: 3.2 g