A Couple of Nostalgic Recipes!

(a big thank you to Internet correspondant Wanda for these...)

L.A. County Schools Coffee Cake (served during "Nutrition" in the 60's)

4 C flour
2 C brown sugar, packed
1-1/2 C granulated sugar
3/4 tsp salt
2 tsp nutmeg
12 oz chopped walnuts, optional
1-1/2 C oil
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp soda
1 TBS plus 1 tsp baking powder
3 large eggs
2 C buttermilk

Combine first 7 ingredients. Mix until crumbly. Set aside 1-1/2 C of crumb mixture and add the cinnamon to the 1-1/2 C reserved crumb mixture. Combine remaining crumb mixture with remaining ingredients. Blend gently. Do not overmix. Pour into two greased and floured 9X13 baking pans. Sprinkle evenly with reserved crumb topping. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until cake tests done. Cut into squares to serve. Makes 24 servings.

City Schools Sweet Rolls (served in L.A. County Schools in the 60's during "Nutrition")

4 cakes or packages dry yeast
2 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 large egg
1 cup cake flour
5 cups bread flour
3/4 to 1-1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

Cake Crumb Filling: 1 cup plain cake crumbs
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
--Combine all and mix well.

Powdered Sugar Glaze: 2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup hot water
1 teaspoon vanillla
--Mix sugar into hot water until smooth.
Stir in vanilla.

Dissolve yeast in lukewarm milk. Combine sugar, salt, shortening, and egg and mix one minute at low speed. Add milk mixture and mix one minute. Add flours and nutmeg and mix only enough for flour to be well incorporated, not more than 5 minutes. Knead well until smooth and elastic. Let rise until doubled in bulk.

Roll out into 18x27 inch rectangle. Brush with butter and sprinkle with Cake Crumb Filling. Roll up jellyroll fashion. Slice into 17 or 18 (1-1/2 inch) slices. Place on greased baking sheets and pat out fairly flat. Let rise until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. When partially cool, brush with Powdered Sugar Glaze. Makes 17 to 18 rolls.

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