Thursday, January 28, 2010

Coffee Cakes

Nathan, our oldest, is having a "Family Heritage" day tomorrow in his class . . . a time where the kids can talk about where each of their families came from. Nathan and I sat down and started talking about his Grandparents . . . Great Grandparents . . . Aunts and Uncles, etc. The teacher said that we could include food, presentations, etc. anything to show our family heritage.

Since I couldn't see 20 - 1st graders sitting through a PowerPoint presentation of our family tree . . . I decided to talk to their tummies! We made Mangelsdorf Coffee Cakes, a family recipe that was brought over from Germany, from our Great-Great Grandparents . . . and these are delicious (with enough sugar holes)! Right Sissy?! :o)

With being made from a cup of potatoes, 7 cups of flour, potato water, and Crisco . . . they are very dense cakes. The recipe states you need about 4-5 of these so called "sugar holes" per cake . . . Mom & Dad used to always put about 7 or 8 in each of the cakes, to make 'em a bit sweeter. I recall as a child, there never being enough of these 'lil scrumptious sugar holes . . . that was always my favorite part! So . . . we kind of quadrupled the number of sugar holes! :o) We put 13 in each coffee cake . . . oh boy! They did turn our pretty tasty, if I may say so myself!

Wish us luck tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by my craft room!

p.s. We did make a family tree, to post up on the overhead projector though . . . can't be all food, right?! :o)


  1. Wow this does look really good. How did the presentation go? I imagine they really loved the cake. I know I would. Good Job Nathan.

  2. Wow! That sounds so good! I hope his presentation went well!