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.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Pre- Breakfast, Pre-Super Bowl

Today is Pre-Super Bowl
Tomorrow is the BIG DAY!

This Saturday morning we started the day with a

That's a sweet treat before we dig into regular breakfast foods

It all started with a cruise,
when pastries were offered in the buffet 
And rather than order coffee in,
one of us would trek to the Lido deck
and bring back coffee and pastries for two

After, we'd dress for the day
And go to the dining room for a
"real breakfast"

One of our favorite pre-breakfast times
was the week we spent in Sorrento
With a balcony overlooking the Main Street.

Pastries and coffee were always ready early
And one of us would bring coffee and pastries to our balcony
What a delightful way to start the morning.

We sometimes do that at Linderhof

This Saturday morning finds us in the
breakfast room . . . 

With coffee, the paper

And a classic coffee cake

Simple coffee cake
A piece and a cup of coffee is a great way to start the day.

The coffee cake is easy to make and the ingredients are always at hand:


1 stick softened butter
1 c. sugar
3 eggs
1 t. vanilla
2 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1 c. sour cream


1 c. brown sugar
1 t. cinnamon
1 T. flour
1 c. coarsely chopped pecans (you can use walnuts)
4 T. butter

Preheat oven to 350.    Butter 13 x 9 pan

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar at medium speed until creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla. Mix well to combine. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and sour cream. At low speed, mix until the batter is smooth. Spoon the batter into the baking pan, spreading the batter evenly.
To make the topping: combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and with your hands, work until they're crumbly. Sprinkle over the batter. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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