One turtle came to our backyard on this beautiful rainy day!
We spotted it near the chicken coop. It stayed around all day, maybe looking for a nest spot. I went to see the turtle and found one daisy growing near the garden beds. That one flower made me think of a few quotes from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince, one of my favorite books growing up:
“People where you live,” the little prince said, “grow five thousand roses in one garden… yet they don’t find what they’re looking for…
They don’t find it,” I answered.
And yet what they’re looking for could be found in a single rose, or a little water…”
Of course,” I answered.
And the little prince added, “But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart.”
I was wondering what else to make for the Baking Barter Box I put together every week for my friend. She said her grandmother made coffee cake with lots of cinnamon. I followed that one thought.
Sourdough Coffee Cake
For the cake
1/2 cup fat, I used butter, softened
½ cup of yogurt (could use sour cream or milk kefir)
½ cup of sourdough starter
1 cup sugar (1 used one, but you can add more if you are looking for a sweeter dessert )
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup of chocolate chip cookies, optional
For the Filling: Cinnamon sugar or could use your favorite jam or seasonal fruits
4 tbsp of sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
For the Streusel Crumble Topping
½ cup light brown sugar
4 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup flour
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- Grease 9×9 for taller cake or 9×11 or 8×10 pan
- Spread half of the batter (you will not be able to pour)
- Sprinkle cinnamon sugar filling or jam
- Top with the rest of the batter, again it is a little tick, but spread across
- Cover with the crumble topping
- Bake 350F for 35 minutes