Lemon-Scented Pull-Apart Coffee Cake
My friend Joan in Cupertino, California, as is her wonderful wont, sent me a box of citrus from the trees in her backyard for my birthday. I took this picture of it and posted it on my Facebook page.
Which inspired fellow Facebooker Erin Bright to post a link to this recipe.
I know, you read the directions and you clutch, but I've made this twice now, to great reviews from everyone who has eaten it (my knitting group and the guy who came over for dinner last night). And I even screwed it up the first time by misreading the filling ingredients.
Essentially, this is a bread you slice before it's baked, and it's a big, wonderful mess when you pull it apart and eat it.
*I keep a cold house, so I must innovate new ways to make dough rise in under 48 hours. Here's one.
*To Joan, for the lemons and oranges.
*To Erin, for the recipe.
*To David, who answered my cry for help on the recipe blog with good and prompt advice.