Friday, May 23, 2008
My Fabulous Favorite Friday pick this week is a Paula Deen recipe that I made last week for our last MOPS meeting. I've made a few different Paula Deen recipes and so far I've had very good luck with them.
This is a great recipe to do when you want something that looks fancy for breakfast. I'm going to try to make it this Memorial Day weekend as a special treat for us. Of course this would be great for when you have company, a holiday, or for a brunch.
Nutty Orange Coffee Cake
3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup chopped pecans 2 teaspoons orange zest 2 (12-ounce) cans refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (10 count) 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese 1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a small bowl, combine the granulated sugar, pecans, and zest; set aside. Separate the biscuits. Place about 3/4 teaspoon cream cheese in the center of each biscuit. Fold each biscuit in half over the cheese, pressing the edges to seal. Dip the biscuits in melted butter, then dredge in the granulated sugar mixture. Place the biscuits, curved-side down, in a single layer in the hollows of a lightly greased 12-cup bundt pan, spacing them evenly (do not stack). Place any remaining biscuits around the tube, filling any gaps. Drizzle any remaining butter over the biscuits, and sprinkle with any remaining sugar mixture. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until golden brown. Immediately invert the cake onto a serving platter. Combine the confectioners' sugar and orange juice, stirring well; drizzle the glaze over the warm cake. Serve warm.
*NOTE: When Paula Deen demo'd this recipe, she said to let the cake cool a few minutes (maybe 5) that way when you do the drizzle it won't completely melt into the cake. As you can see from my pictures, I did that and my drizzle was still visible.
I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. And let's all remember and keep in our hearts the reason why we celebrate Memorial Day.
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