“Simply Authentic Cuisine Volume 2” Authentic Inns and Cottages of the Pikes Peak Region

As you know I have been working for nearly 9 months on cookbooks for area bed and breakfast organizations. “Simply Authentic Cuisine Volume 2” has arrived. This collection of recipes comes from 10 different Inns in the Pikes Peak Region of Colorado. Thoughtfully arranged, the cookbook not only contains breakfast entrees but also 5 other food categories, appetizers and beverages, soups and salads, vegetables and side dishes, main dishes and desserts. All recipes submitted are favorites of these Colorado Innkeepers. Authentic Inn and Cottages of the Pikes Peak Region is proud to present it latest collection of delicious recipes.The cookbooks are now on sale for $12.95. Contact the Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast and we would be happy to make sure you receive your copy.

Blueberry Crumb Coffee Cake

Offered by Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast Manitou Springs Colorado

1 ¼ c. flour ¼ c flour
1 ½ t. baking powder ¼ packed brown sugar
¼ t salt ½ t nutmeg
½ c. butter room temperature 2 T cold butter
¾ c. sugar 1/3 c chopped walnuts
1 large egg 1 c fresh or frozen thawed and dried blueberries
1 t vanilla
1/3c milk

Preheat oven 350 degrees. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar until creamy, 1 to 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth. On low speed, beat in dry ingredients alternately with milk, starting and ending with dry ingredients, until blended.
To make topping, in small bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add butter and cut in with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in nuts.
Spread batter into a lightly sprayed or oiled 8-by-8 inch baking dish. Sprinkle blueberries evenly over batter. Sprinkle topping over blueberries. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes.

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