We decided last year to keep our Bible Study Group through the summer
Attendance is not as good
vacations or family visiting
keep many ladies away
And although we usually meet at church
The church reroofing project
took the group to Linderhof
It's hard to study when there is the rat-a-tat-tat of nail guns overhead!
We're mostly Germans and we're Lutherans
Neither would let anyone come to the house without offering something to eat
And as often is said of Lutherans,
coffee runs through our veins!
It was a small group
And I planned our bible study around the dining room table
But the treats were offered in the breakfast room
A lace cloth, cake and coffee!
The Johnson Brothers Indies
Because it has the coffee pot!
Cake plates, cups and saucers to match
It's a morning study group
It's not a gooey icing time of day!
A new recipe
Found long ago in a magazine and clipped
With the year's first blackberries and apples
It's a good cake and perfect for a Bible Study morning coffee!
APPLE BLACKBERRY CAKE
granulated sugar, for pan
1 1/2 c. flour
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
6 T. butter, melted, plus more for the pan plus 2 T. cut into pieces
3/4 c. plus 2 T. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. milk
2 large eggs
4 apples, peeled, cored and cut into 8 wedges
1 cup blackberries
1/4 t. ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375. Butter a 9 inch springform pan and dust with sugar. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Whisk together melted butter, 3/4 c. brown sugar, milk and eggs in another bowl (I like to use a big measuring cup for you measure the milk and add the rest of the ingredients -- no extra bowl!). Whisk into flour mixture.
Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Arrange apple wedges over batter and sprinkle with blackberries. Gently press fruit into batter. Combine remaining 2 T. brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over fruit. Dot with 2 T. butter. Bake until top is dark gold and apples are tender and a cake tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Let cool. Dust with powdered sugar.
It's Tuesday and time for tea . . . except this week it's coffee at Linderhof . . . but I'm still joining the tea parties! And Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday
Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
Kathy at A Delightsome Life for A Return to Loveliness
Terri at Artful affirmations Tea Cup Tuesday
Martha's Favoritesmarthasfavorites.com for Tea Cup Tuesday
Antiques and Teacups Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Jann Olson for Share Your Cup Thursday
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