Wow, I can't believe I missed a day of blogging. I try to do Mon - Fri, but yesterday was just too beautiful to sit in front of the computer! I've also been getting lots done around the house. Dropped off a load at Goodwill yesterday, and have two boxes of clothes to give away today. And work on the boy's closet is going well.
But I have not been sewing at all. So here is a yummy recipe that is a holiday tradition in our family. Any holiday. I got it from my mother-in-law, and she calls it "Coffee Cake", but it's really more of a pastry/kringle.
For the dough:
2 sticks (1 cup) of butter
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt1/2 - 3/4 cup sour cream
Favorite pastry filling. We traditionally use Solo Apricot Filling, but you can use what your family likes!
Combine butter, flour, and salt with a pastry blender, or fork until crumbly. Stir in enough sour cream to hold the dough together. It shouldn't be too sticky. Put dough in fridge for an hour or overnight. I find it's easier to work with when it's been chilled.
Take the dough ball out of the fridge and divide it into four equal pieces. Roll out one piece on a floured surface into a long rectangle.
While this cools a bit we are going to make the frosting. I just mix up powdered sugar, milk and vanilla to a nice spreading consistency. We color it for holidays. For upcoming Easter, it will probably be yellow. Spread the frosting over the baked 'coffee cake', sprinkle on some chopped nuts.
A couple of notes. I have made this with blueberries, like you would a pie, and it turned out pretty good.
I have sent it to work a few times with Mr. Riley. If he says the flavor is apricot, or if it has nuts on it, hardly anyone will eat it, but if he keeps quiet, and I keep off the nuts. It always disappears.