Apricot Coffee Cake
The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to tryApricot Coffee Cake Recipe. Enjoy the Middle Eastern Cuisine and learn how to make Apricot Coffee Cake.
Cardamom or nutmeg and apricots are typical Middle Eastern complements to one another. This yeasted coffee cake makes use of this combination to provide an aromatic, lightly sweet dessert that's light enough to serve as an afternoon snack or after a heavy meal. For a darker apricot with a slightly caramel-like flavor, look for unsulfured apricots at your supermarket. Serve with fresh fruit and hot coffee.
Nonstick spray coating
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 package active dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom or nutmeg
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
1/3 cup finely snipped dried apricots
Sugar-free apricot spread (optional)
1. Generously spray a 1-quart casserole or souffle dish with nonstick coating; set aside. In a large bowl combine 1 cup of the flour, the yeast, and cardamom or nutmeg. In a saucepan heat and stir the water, sugar, butter or margarine, and salt just until warm (120 degree F to 130 degree F) and butter or margarine almost melts; add to flour mixture along with the egg product. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping the bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes.
2. Using a wooden spoon, stir in apricots and remaining flour (batter will be stiff). Spoon the batter into prepared casserole. Cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly double (50 to 60 minutes).
3. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 30 minutes. (If necessary, cover the cake loosely with foil the last 10 minutes of baking to prevent overbrowning.) Remove the coffee cake from casserole or souffle dish. Cool slightly on a wire rack. If desired, serve warm cake with apricot spread. Makes 12 servings.
Recipe source BHG.com
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