Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rhubarb Coffee Cake

I did some research this morning and learned that Coffee Cake came to be in 17th Century Europe. It eventually made its way across the world as it became a custom to eat something sweet with your morning coffee. Back in the day it was typically a sweet yeast bread, whereas today it could be described more as a cake than bread.

Marjorie uses a ton of spices mixed in with her coffee cake and tops it off with a bit of coconut and nuts; loaded with rhubarb and baked in the oven until it's golden brown and not gooey on the inside. It is a delicious morning breakfast or could even be eaten as a light dessert.

All ready to go into the oven! 

Fresh, hot rhubarb coffee cake. YUM! 

I don't know as I've ever had Rhubarb Coffee Cake, but my mom used to make a Sour Cream Coffee Cake every Christmas. So making this dish sort of reminds me of the holidays. Come in and try this yummy treat today at the Blue Elephant Cafe while it lasts!

Blue Elephant Cafe 
12 Pepperell Square 
Saco, Maine 04072

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