Monday, August 5


you know i got that muh'-fuhh'n' coffee cake action, neighbors.
that's real talk.
when i get into that coffee-cakin' crucial treat morning time activation
i'm always ready to go super hard on that streusel majesty.
check it:

i'm COUGHING in fits at how well this fits my vision of all the things i wanna eat.
i LOVE a good stresuel.
and whenever there's a reason to make a little crOmble on top of a treat,.
i'm all about it.
here's how to make it:
preheat your oven to 350℉
in a mixin' bowl, cream together:
1 stick vegan butter;
1/2 tsp salt;
1 tsp vanilla;
2/3 cup brown sugar;
1/3 cup sugar;
1/2 cup vegan sour creme.
mash that all well, then add:
2 1/2 cups king arthur flour;
2 tsp lemon zest;
1 tsp bakin' soda;
2 tsp bakin' kapowder;
1/4 cup flaky unsweetened coconut;
3 T tapioca;
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut yogurt;
1/2 cup non-dairy milk...
mix it well, spread it out into a greased pan,-
i prefer a 9" springform.
single layer cakes seem to be the go-to for me.
not too fancy, but still cake.
that's kinda perfect, right.
you need that streusel on top,
or you're wasting everybody's time.
and that's not cool.
...but streusel is-
that's 3 T vegan butter;
1 tsp vanilla;
1/4 cup powdered sugar;
3 T brown sugar;
1 handful of quick oats;
1 handful of old fashioned oats;
3 T flour.
- spliced and chopped and fork-tined to that crucnhy chunky crOMble,
and tossed all over the top-
after that, it's forty minutes in the oven, or until a tester comes out clean,
and you're a m-f'n miracle of morning mastery.
for real, if you make this and then you have a bad day,
it's because you're a bad person,
and that's no joke.
homemade from-scratch exxxtra-expert coffee cake is good for,
and it makes any day it appears in waaaay more awesome.
a little cake goes a long way.
a good tattoo can turn the tide of an entire day.
when crabtree is happy to walk through the woods,
the optimism levels for enjoyable experiences go through the roof.
and when the kids are well-rested everybody wins.
the cake is the least of those things.
in fact, i'm beginning to think it might not even be necessary.
i used to be SO thrilled to explore new and different food.
i still enjoy all the flavors and tastes, but i don't feel the same push to invent and create
culinary experiences that take all day long.
i don't want box mix, but i also don't want thanksgiving every day.
i'd be just as happy to have a homemade pizza every night.
that's the truth,
there's art that needs making, and i can't for the life of me find the time
to invest in its creation.
i guess i'm still building up steam for the big project undertaking.
it feels like it'll be folk art.
i'm pretty sure of it actually.
i assume that's because i'm missing bread&puppet this year.
summer is shorter and shorter every year,
and all the things in it seem to fall on all the days i've already got other plans.
and by other plans, i mean work.
come september, when nobody is up here, and nothing is going on,
i'll have way more time, and way less money,
but unlimited opportunity to make up something for myself,
since all that summer fun will be long gone.
never quiet, never soft.....

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