Wednesday, March 28, 2012

APPLE TEA COFFEE CAKE FOR "FRIENDS SHARING TEA"



Last week while visiting my elderly parents, I came across a brochure my Mom had gotten in the 1980's.   It was from the Lipton Tea Company and included 6 recipes with tea in them.  Some of you will remember how we often wrote away for free recipes - before internet days!   If you go to the Lipton Website they have quite a few recipes - although many don't necessarily contain tea but are foods to accompany tea.






Here's one of the recipes from the brochure:







APPLE TEA COFFEE CAKE:


You will need:  2 cups boiling water, 4 teabags, 1 tart apple, peeled, cored and chopped, 1 1/4 cups sugar, 2 cups flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 12 tablespoons butter, softened, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup of sour cream and 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the topping: 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 3 Tb cold butter cut into pieces and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  In a med. bowl, pour boiling water over tea bags and brew 5 minutes.  Remove tea bags and stir in the chopped apple and 1/4 cup of the sugar.   Let stand for 1 hour and then remove the apples. Reserve 1/4 cup of the tea liquid.


In another med bowl, combine flour, baking powder and baking soda, set aside.


In a larger bowl, mix butter and sugar until blended, adding eggs, sour cream and the 1/4 cup of tea liquid and vanilla.  Gradually beat in flour mixture and apples. Turn into a greased 9" spring form pan.  Top with crumb topping and bake for 1 hour.  Cool before removing from pan.                              Serves 10




















Today is Wednesday which means it's time for "Friends Sharing Tea" and I hope you can join me by linking below anything at all about tea!  I would love to have you join in the fun........



I am also linking this blog to Kathy's Home and Garden Thursday






13 comments:

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Bernideen. I used to write for recipe booklets as well. :) That coffee cake looks delicious and your table is lovely as usual! BTW your linky tool is malfunctioning...sending error messages. Took 2 tries to get a photo, and this was the only one from my post that came up...the others were from earlier posts. Almost gave up!
Ruth

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen,
We both served coffee cake for tea this week! Yours looks wonderful and they always look lovely baked in a spring form pan. I do love your pansy pieces! Thank you for hosting.

Blessings,
Sandi

Betty said...

Hi Bernideen
I love your blog and I would love to own a Tea Room. As you read my post I have a virtual Tea Room. Thank you for having this wonderful party.
xo
Betty

Beth said...

Hi Bernideen, First let me say thank you for sponsoring Friends Sharing Tea! It's a nice place to gather on Wednesdays. I enjoyed seeing your pansies again and the cake sounds good, and unusual.
Hugs and blessings, Beth

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Wonderful TeaTime Bernideen!
I can just about taste that delish Apple Tea Cake! and your china...
entirely Fabulous share ~ Thank you!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
The recipe makes a nice sized cake and it looks pretty yummy.
Judity

Snap said...

The apple tea coffee cakes looks and sounds so good. thanks for the recipe. I remember the days of sending off for recipes. I miss those days!!! Love your pansy tea set. I love pansies ... such a happy flower! Happy Tea Day~

Johanna said...

Dear Bernideen,
I am happy that some more persons than me remember still the times before we had internet. Thinds have changed and offers so many nice things now. Like blogging around the world and so we can all participate on your great recipes. I have never baked with tea but it sounds and look really scrumptious. And I always love your Pansy items.
Best greetings, Johanna

Rizzi said...

WHAT A NICE RECIPE.....IT LOOKS SO DELICIOUS......IT SERVES QUITE A FEW.....WHICH IS GREAT....MUST COPY IT FOR MY DAUGHTER JACKIE.....SHE LOVES TO BAKE.....I REMEMBER MY MOM SENDING AWAY FOR RECIPES....SHE SAVED THEM ALL....SHE WAS A GOOD BAKER.....YOUR TEA POTS AND SERVING DISHES ARE JUST BEAUTIFUL.....HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOUR MOM AND DAD.....HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND......RIZZI

Lady Linda said...

Oh yummy! I love apple anything! When I find old recipe boxes at sales, I usually find one of those send for booklets. How fun, now we just download something off the computer. Not quite the same, heh?

Deanna said...

Dear Bernideen,
This is lovely!
I'll have to try this delicious cake.
Yummmmms the word,
d

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Bernideen! Yum! My husband is going to love this one! I love your pansy dishes and doilies! Beautiful post - thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday and for hosting!
Have a great weekend,
Kathy

Carla B. Reeves said...

Hi Bernideen, I made your cake yesterday and it was delicious. I had to take 3/4 of it to the office or else I would have munched up the entire cake by myself! The staff loved it! Keep those wonderful recipes coming! Yum! Carla