I love coffee cake. I haven't had any really good coffee cake in a long time, and until just recently I had pretty much forgotten about my addiction.
Then one day I was flipping through my beloved 1975 edition Joy of Cooking and saw it: A recipe for a quick coffee cake. I was mesmerized by memories of well, coffee cake (what can I say, I REALLY love food).
So I whipped up a batch and threw it in the oven...
This is probably the best coffee cake I have ever had. It's not too sweet, but it has a lovely cinnamon streusel on top of it--delicious.
So this morning, as I'm enjoying a piece from my second pan of coffee cake in 2 weeks, I decide to figure out how much this addiction is going to cost me.
Here's the breakdown:
1.5 cups ww flour = $0.27
1/2-3/4 cups white sugar = $0.8
1 egg = $0.8
2/3 cup milk = $0.10
7 tbsp butter = $0.43 (some in the batter, some in the streusel)
some cinnamon = $0.05 (guessing here)
1 tsp vanilla = $0.05
2 tsps baking powder = $0.02
For a grand total of $1.08, plus maybe $0.020 for electricity for my oven (guessing here, too).
So, for an 8x8 pan of AWESOME which lasts me over a week of breakfasts, it only costs me $1.28.
I heart cooking my own food.