The turn out this year for the Fun Fair was excellent even with all the black clouds looming over us. When the the deluge started I think we only lost about a third of the crowd, with the rest making a beeline into the school gym (which did wonders for bake sale table as there wasn't much of anything else for them to do while they waited for the rain to stop!) And what a glorious feast we had laid out for everyone...cupcakes galore,cookies, pies, strudel, cakes, tarts, fudge, loaves, and squares of all sorts.
I only grabbed a few quick shots of a few of my favorite inspirations for future baking .
|Cookie Monster!!!!!!! ( C is for cookie, that's good enough for me...)|
|At the beach (we also had these made in Ice cream cones)|
Formal strawberries. These were such a huge hit.
Such talented people!!!
So as I was planning what I would bake for the sale, I rediscovered some mini baking pans that I bought a while ago.
Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe adapted from "Company's Coming - Muffins and More by Jean Pare"
butter or margarine 1/3 cup
sugar 1/2 cup
flour 1 1/2 cups
baking powder 2 tsp
salt 1/2 tsp
milk 3/4 cup
|Cream butter, sugar and egg|
|In separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture, alternating with milk.|
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
|The original recipe didn't call for this but after the first batch I decided they needed something extra. Microwave the mixture until its runny enough for you to spoon/drizzle into batter|
|Fill greased liners about 1/4 full with batter then drizzle filling in. Cover with more batter|
packed brown sugar 1/2 cup
flour 2 tbsp
cinnamon 1 tsp
melted butter 3 tbsp
|mix topping ingredients and sprinkle over the top of each cake. Bake at 350 F for about 25 min ( or until lightly golden brown and toothpick comes out clean) Makes 7 mini cakes.|
|The cake on the right is from the first batch. I filled it slightly less and I smoothed out the batter before adding the topping. The left is the second batch. I filled it more and left it lumpy. I like the look of this batch better.|
Another new recipe that is going into the keeper binder!!!
I also made Snickerdoodles, King Squares and Lemon Loaves for the sale but didn't take pictures as I was doing them so those posts will have to wait for another baking day.