Our Cookbook Blog
Our Cookbook ~ What We Cook, is a compilation of every recipe we (Janice and Carissa) cook - recipes from our cookbook collections, our recipe boxes, and our heads! We set up this blog for friends and family who have our cookbook to let them see pictures we post of the recipes in the book, and also for us to note any corrections, revisions, or additions to What We Cook. We encourage people who are cooking our recipes to let us know how the recipes turn out and any suggestions they might want to make.
In addition, we will be sharing some of our new recipes (along with pictures) that are not in our cookbook. We hope you will help us out and test recipes and give us your comments.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
More on Swedish Crumb Coffeecake ~ page 262
After giving the pan-size a lot of thought though, I still think a 9-inch square glass baking dish (mine actually measures 8 1/2-inches) or an 11 x 7-inch glass dish will work well (both hold the same amount). I think the 11 x 7-inch will have the least of troubles with the center cooking. Carissa found in her testing that she prefers the 13 x 9-inch, which for sure gets rid of the problem of the center cooking through, although she did have to decrease the cooking time.
Now, the 9-inch round cake pan (just one), my preference, holds a little less than all the other pans, hence, it makes a higher cake, which will be thicker in the middle, and a little more challenging to cook right. But the way I solve that problem and still get a high cake, is when I use the 9-inch round cake pan, I bake it on a lower temperature of 350 degrees, (and cook it the full 35 minutes) instead of the 375 degrrees that is called for in the recipe. I also checked it often for doneness toward the end. You really don't want to overcook the edges.
I know this is a lot of conversation over a very simple recipe, but getting this cake to bake perfect is worth the effort--and eating up our "trial baking" has not been a problem! If you make this recipe, please let us know the size pan you used, and how it worked for you. ~Maybe we will take a vote on the best pan size, and cooking time and temperature!