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Strawberry-Rhubarb Sourdough Coffee Cake

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Active Time:  15 Minutes
Total Time:  55 Minutes
  Makes 9 servings
This coffee cake is perfect with strawberries and tangy fresh or frozen rhubarb, but it's also tasty when you substitute 1 2/3 cups apple, peach, or cherry pie filling. To prepare the starter, you need to begin 5 to 10 days in advance.
For the Filling:
1 cup strawberries, sliced
1 cup fresh or frozen cut-up rhubarb
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
For the Topping:
1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped nuts
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cold butter or margarine
For the Dough:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter or margarine
1/2 cup Sourdough Starter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
Other necessary recipes:
Sourdough French Bread
Strawberry-Rhubarb Sourdough Coffee Cake Recipe at
In a medium saucepan combine strawberries, rhubarb, and water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Combine granulated sugar and cornstarch; stir into fruit mixture. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat; set aside.

In a small mixing bowl mix oats, brown sugar, nuts, and flour. With a pastry cutter, cut in butter or margarine till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With a pastry cutter, cut in butter or margarine till mixture resembles fine crumbs. Mix sourdough starter, egg, and vanilla; add to flour mixture. Stir just till moistened. Spread half of the batter in a greased 9 by 9 by 2-inch baking pan. Spread filling on top of dough. Drop remaining dough in small mounds over filling. Sprinkle topping over batter. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or till golden brown. Serve warm.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes 9 servings
Calories: 393
Fat. Total: 19g
Fiber: 2g
Carbohydrates, Total: 52g
Sodium: 165mg
% Cal. from Fat: 44%
Cholesterol: 65mg
Protein: 6g
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