Sour Milk Coffee Cake
Hold on, don't panic. You don't have to wait until your milk is sour. In fact, this recipe is great when you sour just a little bit of milk or use buttermilk or sour cream. Yes, it's versatile like that.
Here's how to sour milk to use in place of expensive buttermilk. For each cup of milk you need, place just 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar in a glass measuring cup. Add enough milk to make one cup. Let stand 5 minutes.
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening or butter (this is great with butter-flavored Crisco sticks!)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2/3 cup sour milk or buttermilk OR 1/2 cup dairy sour cream
1 beaten egg
1/4 cup chopped nuts, optional
Preheat oven to 350F. Spray 8x8x2 baking dish with cooking spray. Combine flour, brown sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the shortening/butter until crumbly. Set aside 1/4 cup of the crumbly mixture for the topping.
To the remaining crumbly mixture, add baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix well. Add the sour milk/buttermilk/sour cream. Add the egg. Mix well.
Spread batter in the prepared pan. Stir together the reserved crumbly mix and nuts. Sprinkle on top of the batter. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve warm.