A Knitting Weekend (And a Delicious Recipe for You!)

unnamedWell, it’s official. I am behind on my Camp Loopy Project Two and I need to spend all weekend working on it.  I’ve done all of the Camp Loopy projects, since we started this four years ago, even that first summer when we moved across the country in the middle of the summer! This is where I’m at on the project. I have 35 more rows to go before starting in on the ruffle. Do-able?  The pattern is And So Are You done in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Worthy Fingering. This is the third “And So Are You” that I’ve made. I made this one and this one, too. I like this pattern. And I absolutely love this Worthy yarn. Have you tried it? If you don’t see a color you like in stock, we will be getting more in August. You need to try it. When people feel it in person, we hear, “Oh my gosh!” or “ooooooooohhhhh” or “WOW!”. You’ll be tempted to just set it aside and save it, but you need to make something with it so you can wear it.

Here’s another new recipe that I tried a couple of weeks ago. It passed the “great taste” test, so I hope your family enjoys it, too!

SONY DSCCinnamon Cream Cheese Streusel Coffee Cake

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup sour cream
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. each: ground nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, allspice

Filling:
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
1 egg yolk
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Streusel Topping
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup butter (semi-soft)
1 Tbl. cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9″ springform pan with cooking spray and set aside.

Cream butter and sugar with electric mixer for 3-4 minutes. Add eggs and sour cream and beat for another 3 minutes.

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and spices and add to creamed mixture, mixing on low until just combined.

Spread half of the batter into the bottom of the springform pan.

Filling: Mix cream cheese with egg yolk for 1 minute. Add in sugar and vanilla and mix to combine. Spread this filling over the top of the batter in the pan, then spoon the remaining half of the batter on top of the cream cheese layer.

Streusel Topping: Combine all ingredients with a fork until it resembles crumbles. Sprinkle over the top.

Bake for 50-55 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack and run a knife around the pan before you remove it.

Have a relaxing weekend! Who will be knitting along with me this weekend?

Sheri lookingforwardtoProjectThree,too

12 comments

  1. Love a good streusel coffee cake, and this looks like a good one. I may save it for late fall though – too hot in SoCal right now to even think of turning on the oven. Love the colorway of your yarn – have a nice knitting weekend.

  2. for once I feel like I am doing well on a CL project. I am in the downswing on my Vampyre. YEAH – might even finish this weekend which would be great because I have a business trip next week and hate to drag it along. That “And So Are You” pattern stumped me a few years ago. It is still stuffed in a bag tying up two gorgeous skeins of Pashmina. I named it “washed away” on RAV and maybe I need to bite the bullet and “wash it away” for good. I just hate to admit defeat but I just couldn’t find my mistake. I hope to try some of the Blue Moon yarn – maybe in the Fall Challenge. Hope you have a great weekend -Mel

  3. Yummy…..more Worthy. That is the most fabulous yarn!

    Knitting project, which I love, is finished (but not photographed). My fabric project is not close to being finished. Fingers crossed that I make it. I so want the special fabric at the end!

    1. I’m knitting with you Sheri… I’m doing Dragon Tale Shawl and I wouldn’t be so far behind if I hadn’t started with another Camp 2 project 3 times before I decided that I just didn’t like it! I actualy didn’t start knitting on Dragon Shawl until 7/11/14… so I think I’ll make it by the 31st, but it’s going to be knit, knit, knit! Recipe looks great!

  4. I’m behind too! I just started on my last skein of yarn. I’m hopeful I’ll finish. I’ve never missed a Camp Loopy deadline. Now, back to knitting!!

  5. I’m done with my second Camp Loopy project, but I’ll be knitting frantically in order to get what I’m currently working on done before August 1. See, it’s my wedding shawl, and I’m getting married August 30. No pressure . . .

  6. I will be virtual knitting with you this weekend, Sheri! I am about 75% done with my camp project! I will definitely get it finished by the deadline!
    The recipe looks really good! I bet it could be converted to gluten free fairly easily! Thanks!

  7. I will probably finish my CL 2 project today because I have an all day car ride ahead of me, but if not – I know I will before the end of the month.

    A weekend of knitting sounds lovely. I know you will finish yours by the deadline too.

    I am so looking forward to CL 3!!!

  8. That recipe looks amazing!!! I have spent the better part of the weekend knitting and I still have a ways to go! I hope you have had a great weekend knitting like “a mad thing!” I have been “doing the Dori” – …. just keep knitting, just keep knitting – knitting, knitting, knitting, knitting!

  9. Still crocheting like a crazy girl on my Camp 2 project. It might just happen. Got a late start on it, so that’s part of the problem. Just made the first color change on Saturday. Like I said, might just happen….

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