2:43 PM Posted by Martha A Cheves
My Family's Favorite "Jewish" Coffee Cake
A Susan Kronick Recipe
This was always the cake that was sent to camp, college,
and is still requested by my family for Holiday tables. Enjoy!
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees, spray 2 loaf pans with non-stick spray.
Mix filling and set aside:
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
3 TBL. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup “mini” semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup softened, room temperature butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup sour cream
Sift flour, baking powder and salt in bowl, set aside.
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. This works well in bowl of a standing mixer,
as the batter will get thick.
Beat eggs into butter mixture, one at a time. Add vanilla and sour cream.
Slowly add in the dry ingredients, a little at a time, until well incorporated.
Spread 1/4 of the batter evenly in each of the loaf pans. Top with 1/4 of the filling
mixture. Repeat this step, ending with the filling mixture on top.
Bake for 50-65 minutes… Enjoy….Freezes and ships very well!!
Sarah They’re Coming For You – Review by Martha A Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat
‘Each time the psychic buzzer sounded, she hoped the numbers indicated the time on the clock would be different, anything but the dreaded 3:33 a.m. Sarah knew the sound existed exclusively within her own head, unheard by all others. Still, she looked over at Richard in the same way she had long ago glanced at her cold sweat that signified primeval fear, tense muscles throbbed in her aching neck, joined by an accomplice of terror so strong the blood in her veins ran cold and threatened to congeal in its tracks. Her heart palpitated with such force thoughts of an imminent heart attack lingered in her mind. Sarah knew what it meant to be scared to death. The air was sucked from the room, and she struggled to breathe. Heaviness paralyzed her limbs, rendering her unable to move. The morbid chant assaulted her auditory sense. “Sarah, they’re coming for you…Sarah, they’re coming for YOU…Sarah, they’re COMING FOR YOU.”. Why can’t anyone else hear the buzzer, too? She silently begged for an answer. Weary from her repugnant routine, Sarah prayed for protection from the inevitable parade of lost souls. Slowly creeping closer and closer, any moment they would begin their morbid ascent into her bedroom. The intense dread accompanying the gathered spirits had not dissipated at all throughout the years. Drenched in a
For most of her life Dr. Sarah Pullman has been haunted as dead figures ascend into her bedroom at night with one purpose which is to torment her. Sarah having a Ph.D. in psychology with a specialty in paranormal studies has spent the last fourteen years investigating haunted houses across the world to Austria. But nothing in her education, training nor experience has prepared her for the events to soon happen in her own life.
Sarah had been invited to give a talk regarding the differences between the three different types of haunting, Sarah is approached by an older woman who introduces herself as Dinah. She tells Sarah that she is the reincarnated soul of her great-great-great-grandmother and that she must trace her family history to find the answers to put an end to her own constant haunting by demons from the past.
Sarah’s research ends taking her to a castle on the other side of the world, which had been owned by several generations of her past family, known as “Weiser Schloss.” Dinah has agreed to be her travel companion as well as her tour guide since she was originally from the same area and could speak the language. Along the way, the duo will encounter 12 of her own cousins who insist on claiming the castle as their own. But with Dinah’s help and a trio of nuns they meet on their train ride across the country, Sarah is made aware that she must be the 1st to reach the castle if she wants to end her torture.
This has been one fascinating book to read. Author Susan Kronick takes us on a tour of Vienna that is so clear that you can’t help but picture each place as it’s described. In Sarah They’re Coming for You I found Susan Kronick to be a writer with a very vivid imagination.
Wild Child Publishing