Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Bible Study Coffee

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

And cake!

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!


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 for Tea Cup Tuesday
Antiques and Teacups Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Jann Olson for Share Your Cup Thursday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home


Martha's Favorites said...

Everything looks so very beautiful. Lucky ladies, they hear the Word and get a treat! Blessings, Martha

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

What a lovely table and delicious recipe you have made for your guests.

Thanks for sharing it with us!

Lottie said...

All looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing the cake recipe!

Southerncook said...

This Apple Blackberry Cake sounds delicious.. On my list to try soon.


Pondside said...

I love the combination of blackberry and apple - can't wait for the first of the berries to ripen!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my, this sound decadent. I would love it. Such a lovely setting for your guests too. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh my, Martha, what a lovely looking cake! Refreshments for the body and soul! I would feel right at home there with you and your lady friends! Thank you for sharing and coming to tea.


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You're always so hospitable Martha and serve some delicious cakes and sweets.


Your cake and blue and White transferware is beautiful!
Thanks for the recipe...I'm making and it's in the oven right now, lol! Let you know how it came out! I also love coffee a lot more than tea. Thanks for the great recipe. Have a nice week.