"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
This recipe for Struesel Coffee Cake, by Marcy Madson, is from The Madson Family Cookbook ,
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3/4 c. sugar 1 1/2 c. flour 1/4 c. soft shortening 2 t. baking powder 1 egg 1/2 t. salt 1/2 c. milk
3/4 c. sugar 3/4 c. brown sugar 3 T. melted butter 2 t. cinnamon
Cream sugar and shortening. Add egg and milk. Stir in dry ingredients. Spread half in greased 9x9 pan. Mix struesel ingredients and spread half on batter in pan. Spread other half batter and top with remaining struesel. Bake at 375º for 30 min. (Grandpa Reuben's favorite.)
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