Covid-19 Baking (3)
The crumb cake wasn't difficult to make. It did not dirty every pan in the kitchen. A pre-taste of the crumb mixture was rewarding. The aroma of its baking filled the house with anticipation.
The recipe called for a 9x9 pan for about 50 minutes. Various comments on the recipe spoke of 9x13, of 7x11 at lesser times. I went with 8-1/2x11 for 35.
It was gorgeous when it came out of the oven. It had risen gloriously.
It was dry.
Despite the scandalous amount of real butter it contained, the coffee cake was dry. A glass of milk accompaniment helped some. A cuppa coffee helped some. The flavor was excellent. The crumb topping was opulent. But the darned cake itself was very much on the dry side.
I don't know if I'll make it again. If I do, a cup-or-so of floured blueberries might make the difference. Or even a generous handful of shredded zucchini. I dunno. Much to consider. Such as the apricot loaf.