Tuesday, June 02, 2009
twd: cinnamon squares
I was so wrapped up in my bagel bliss that I nearly forgot to bake these cinnamon squares! Late this afternoon I peered into the refrigerator to see if I had enough butter or if I would need to make a trip to the store...I decided, based on butter availability, to make half a recipe. I was sketchy about the combination of chocolate and cinnamon (although my famous chocolate cake features cinnamon buttercream...) so I checked out my never-fail other TWD bakers' insights. They reassured me that the flavors meld exceptionally well. I made the cappuccino variation, inspired by Nancy.
My house now smells warm and cinnamoney, which takes the edge off the chill of a late Spring/early Summer evening. I'm sampling a slice of unfrosted, still warm cake, and loving the coffee-cake texture and taste, bringing me back to Sunday mornings at Great Grandma's house some 20+ years ago...mmm. I'm not sure whether I'll frost this or not.
The cake tastes delicious this morning, heady with spices and just asking for a cup of coffee--I'm out of beans, so this morning I'll walk to the neighborhood cafe for my morning caffeination. It's a little chilly for an early constitutional, but the crisp air will shake off the somnolence better than anything else.
Thanks to Tracey at Tracey's Culinary Adventures for choosing this quick, easy cake. It was a nice antidote to my labor-intensive bagel making adventures.