Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tasty Tuesdays! GF Dutch Oven Coffee Cake

What a wild and crazy week it has been already!  I'm not complaining, mind you, it's infinitely better than the alternative.  On another bright note, we have had a TON of rain here in central Oklahoma and just in time.  Everything is turning green again and you don't have to wear shoes when you walk on the grass barefoot anymore.

I've always done what I said I would do.... I've been promising more Dutch Oven recipes, and I shall deliver.  I did some serious research over the past few days and have gotten several new recipes to try, this one being the first.  I LOVE coffee cake!  My grandma used to make the world's best and while I think mine is good, it just doesn't measure up to hers....This one is actually called a "streusel coffee cake" so maybe it's different from hers....If anyone has some great recipes, feel free to email them to me and I will be happy to post them on the blog along with props to the author.  Let's get to the recipe!

Ingredients:

1 - 10" Dutch Oven

20-24 charcoal briquettes (Light mounded pile of briquettes just before mixing ingredients giving them about
                                        10-15 minutes time to ash over.)

Topping:

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup sifted all purpose flour (I used Bob's Red Mill GF flour)

1/4 cup butter, room temperature

1 tsp cinnamon


Cake:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (Again Bob's Red Mill GF)

2 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg, beaten

3/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup butter, melted

1/2 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla extract


Preparation:

Topping: In a small mixing bowl, combine topping ingredients.  Blend with fork until crumbly. Set aside.

Sift 1 1/2 cups of flour and place in bowl with baking powder and salt.  In a medium bowl, beat together beaten egg and 3/4 cup sugar and 1/3 cup melted butter.  Add milk and vanilla.  Stir in flour mixture and mix well.

Pour batter into greased and floured 10" Dutch Oven.  (I skipped the floured part.  Oops) 

Sprinkle topping crumb mixture evenly over batter.  For some reason my topping wasn't crumbly, but sort of thick and smooth.  Perhaps I over mixed it.  I squeezed it through my fingers to drop it onto the cake in small bits.

For a 10" oven at approx 350 degrees, use 8 coals on bottom and 12 on top.

Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes or until knife comes clean.  Partially cool in pan on wire rack.  Cut into squares while still warm.

I left this in about 5 minutes too long because I couldn't find my pliers to remove the lid and check it....Grrr..Lol


The cake turned out delicious and I look forward to making it again!


This was my first Dutch Oven coffe cake as well as a GF version.  It turned out good and the sample piece on my plate was doomed from the first bite.  I enjoyed making this and hope you did as well.  Stay tuned this week for a video testimonial from one of our patients who took Dr. Wise Formula II Intestinal Calm.  I have the video on my flash drive, I just have to figure out how to load it and post it on the blog!

Enjoy!!

This post is part of the following blog carnivals......Go check out these great sites!!

Monday Mania
Mouthwatering Monday
Hearth 'n' Soul
Tuesday Twister
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Slightly Indulgent Tuesday
Gluten-Free Wednesdays
Real Food Wednesday
Pennywise Platter Thursday
Recipe Swap Thursday
Fight Back Friday

11 comments:

Katie Riddle said...

Cooking in Dutch ovens is my FAVORITE! And coffee cakes is a weakness of mine. Uh-oh... I'm hooked. ;)

Prairie Story said...

Coffee Cake is such a comfort food!

Christy said...

I am so sad my Dutch oven has come up missing - I love coffee cake - yum!! I just made one the other day but this sounds even better! Thanks for linking this to the hearth'nsoul blog hop!

J L Health 918-836-0565 said...

Katie, I'm glad you're hooked! I looove my dutch ovens and have several more recipes to try. Love your site...Thanks!!

Praire it is one of my favorites! Thank you

Christy,

You better go buy another one!! Thanks!!

Linda said...

I love a good coffee cake. This looks great.

Brian said...

You had me at coffee cake.MMMMM! I've never made one in a Dutch oven but it looks great.

a moderate life said...

Hi Jay-man! I told you, i finally got up the nerve to use my new dutch oven. True, it was on the stove and then in the oven, and not on coals, but at least I am making baby steps! :) this looks great and I can just smell it cooking! I am sure gonna get good arms from lifting this thing though! Thanks as always for sharing on the hearth and soul blog hop! :) Alex@amoderatelife

J L Health 918-836-0565 said...

Thanks Linda!

Brian it was good I just have to make sure to watch my time a little closer.... Thanks for stopping by!!

Alex it's alot of fun and you'll be cooking on the coals before you know it! Thanks for having me!!

Butterpoweredbike said...

Thanks for linking up with Hearth and Soul, J. Maybe I'm just getting old, but I can remember the time when everyone used to bake up a coffee cake for brunch company. It was such a lovely tradition. Let's bring it back!

girlichef said...

Yay, dutch oven cooking!! This is such an inspiring post...thanks so much for sharing it w/ the hns hop =)

Prairie Story said...

Thank you for sharing!