Sourdough Coffee Cake

    Sourdough Coffee Cake

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    45min


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    Here's a slightly different coffee cake which uses a sourdough starter (that must be prepared in advance). Well worth the effort!

    Ingredients
    Serves: 36 

    • 1 cup sourdough starter (recipe below)
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 2 cups (250g) self-raising flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup raisins or dates
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1 cup (185g) packed brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
    • 125g butter
    • 1 cup (220g) sifted icing sugar
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 2 tablespoons milk

    Directions
    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. To Make Starter: Mix 2 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 cups warm water and 7g yeast in a bowl, cover and let stand overnight (cover should be loose). Refrigerate and stir daily. On fifth day add one cup flour, 1 cup (250ml) milk and 1/2 cup sugar; stir and refrigerate. Stir daily until 10th day. On 10th day remove 1 cup starter and feed remainder as on fifth day.
    2. To Make Sugar-Nut Topping: Mix together 1 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 cup chopped nuts.
    3. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease three 25cm pans.
    4. Mix together 1 cup starter, white sugar, self rising flour, salt, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, oil, eggs, raisins, 1 cup chopped nuts and honey. Stir until combined. Pour into prepared pans. Top with sugar-nut topping.
    5. Dot with 125g butter or margarine and bake for 15 minutes. Remove cakes from oven and pour glaze over still-warm cakes.
    6. To Make Glaze: Combine 1 cup sifted icing sugar, 2 tablespoons melted margarine, 2 tablespoons milk. Use immediately to glaze cake.

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