Looking for a special cake to replace your coffee cake? How about this unusual breakfast cake with a sweet cornmeal piecrust? Using the original recipe from Edward Espe Brown's book Tomato Blessings & Radish teachings as a base, I made a special dish for breakfast on New Years day. http://food52.com/recipes... This recipe uses Espe's a sweet cornmeal pie crust and replaces Chestnut cream for the tahini.
1 1/2 cups
brown rice flour or your flour of choice
vanilla sugar or sugar
butter or coconut oil
local maple syrup
local yogurt or sour cream
In This Recipe
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flours & sugars. Cut in butter until tiny lumps. Press half of this mixture ( about 2 cups) into bottom of a ungreased 9 1/2 inch springform cake pan or 9 x 13 inch baking pan. This will form the crust of the cake.
Notes: The original recipes calls for unbleached white flour but I have made this cake with whole wheat flour, white local spelt four and brown rice flour and it is delicious every time. Using rice flour make a gluten-free cake.
Combine the Chestnut butter, syrup, yogurt & egg. Add the remaining flour mixture. Mix in soda. Pour into pan on top of pressed down crust. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes at 375 degrees until center of cake has risen and is bouncy to the touch.
Notes: For the Chestnut cream I used one can of Clement Faugier Spread Sweetened with Vanilla (Creme de Marrons), Made in France. The original recipe also calls for honey. I have found maple syrup to be a delicious substitution. Since the Chestnut creme is pre-sweetened, you can reduce the amount of maple syrup. Use local organic ingredients when possible.