Drizzle or Glop?

The innocent coffeecake didn’t know what hit it. I hadn’t baked with yeast in years and was pleased with the way the bread looked when it came out of the oven.

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The recipe called for putting chocolate chips on the hot bread and spreading them as they melted. I knew not to do that. One disaster with Chocolate Nut Saltines cured me. Modern chips are tough, made to hold their shape. They sat in defiance on top of candied saltines, refusing to ooze evenly. I melted the chips this time, adding a little milk to thin the mixture. I intended to drizzle it attractively over the top. It wasn’t thin enough, but I didn’t realize that. The photo didn’t lie. Chocolate had been glopped all over the coffeecake.

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Grandson David texted me that he would shortly be singing with his college choir for their service of lessons and carols. I missed the first few minutes while fumbling around to find the streaming site. He is the one on the right end, as they sang a catchy spiritual, Mary Had a Baby.

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David leaning on the 2 of 2016

One other photo shows the choir and orchestra as the audience joined in singing a carol. I admire the organist, having seen and heard her in person a number of times. It seemed fitting that she sports a glorious halo here.

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18 thoughts on “Drizzle or Glop?

    1. There was a sugar glaze topped with chocolate. It was a birthday gift, so I don’t know how it tasted.

      We’re excited that David is coming this week, so you will probably see more of him. I’d love to know what you are planning for the holidays.

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  1. Ooooo Anne!!! You HAVE to share that recipe! It looks too good to miss. (I know that there will be likely one or two things which we don’t have in our Country (the UK), but I’m pretty sure that I could work out something to replace the things we don’t sell here, in order to make something like this.

    How fabulous that you’ll have David coming to visit. He’ll bring that warm feeling that only Grandchildren can bring with them. It’s a unique feeling and one that I can’t put into words, simply because words are merely a shadow of the truth.

    Sending warm wishes your way ~ Cobs. x

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    1. I was rather scared of yeast 50 years ago, but those recipes are more forgiving than lots of quick breads. I hope to get in the habit of baking now that cold weather is here to stay. Will you join me? We could both rise to the occasion, I’m sure.

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