I’m rushing the season just a little..I have had enough of winter. You too? When the weather is warm enough to have breakfast or brunch on the deck, try this one out. Save it for a romantic breakfast for two or when you have guests staying the weekend.
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- pinch each of cloves, nutmeg and allspice
- 1 3/4 cups sifted flour
- 1 3/4 tsp. baking powder, sifted
- 1/2 cup golden raisins (optional) or
- 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans (optional)
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tbsp. melted butter, for brushing
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the first three items and set aside. Put the sifted flour, baking powder together and add the raisins or nuts (or not) and make a well in the center. Slowly add the milk/cream, stirring until a soft dough forms.
On a lightly floured surface, turn out the dough and knead until it becomes smooth and elastic. Roll this out to approximately 12″ x 14″.
Brush with butter and sprinkle evenly the sugar mixture, reserving a generous tbsp. for later. Roll the dough up, starting on the long side and then cut into 8 pieces.
In a large muffin tin, cut parchment paper to fit and hang up over the top of the pan edge and place a slice in each one. Brush the tops with butter and sprinkle the remaining sugar on top. Bake for about 25-28 minutes until golden in colour.
Serve in individual large “cups”, add a fresh flour on the saucer and present with a piping hot cup of coffee. Ummmm!
Oh, and don’t forget to have fresh butter on the side, just in case. Just sayin’…….