Thursday, August 5, 2010

Nana's Cowboy Coffee Cake


2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup shortening
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten
Garnish: walnuts


Combine flour, salt, sugar and shortening in a large bowl; mix until crumbly. Set aside 3/4 cup mixture for topping. To the remaining mixture, add baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg; mix in buttermilk and eggs. Pour into a 13"x9" baking pan lined with wax paper. Sprinkle with topping. Lightly press walnuts into batter. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove and cool on wire rack.

Serves 12 to 15

**This recipe comes out of Gooseberry Patch's Grandma's Kitchen cookbook.**

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