Serving brunch? Nothing goes better than sour cream and Saison for making a coffee cake for the occasion. The two ingredients combine well to create a buttermilk substitute which lends itself well to baking. Try this easy recipe for a great start to a lazy summer morning.
Pecan Saison Coffee Cake
1 stick Butter, room temperature
1 stick Margarine, room temperature
2 Cups Sugar
¾ Cup Sour Cream
¼ Cup + 1 tablespoon Ommegang Hennepin Saison
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 Cups Flour
1 tablespoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon Cinnamon
4 teaspoons Sugar
1 Cup Pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine dry ingredients - flour, baking powder and salt – in a bowl and set aside. Combine cinnamon and sugar in another small bowl and set aside.
Cream butter and margarine. Add sugar gradually, beating until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Fold in sour cream and Ommegang Hennepin Saison. Add vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients. Pour into greased and lined tube pan, layering ½ pecans and cinnamon sugar between batter. Arrange pecans on top, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
Bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
A Little Bonus Recipe
Have you ever thought of adding Belgian Dubbel to biscuits? The natural profile of caramel malts and dark fruitiness makes this an ideal selection for light biscuits drenched in maple or demerara sugar.
Belgian Dubbel Maple Sugar Biscuits
2 Cups flour
1 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
4 to 6 tablespoons Butter, room temperature
¼ Cup Milk
½ Cup Allagash Belgian Dubbel
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Combine dry ingredients – flour, salt, and baking powder – in a bowl. Cut butter into the dry ingredients using pastry blender, pastry mixer, or two knives. Slowly stir in milk and Allagash Belgian Dubbel. Dough should be soft, not sticky. Adjust with more flour, if needed.
Knead dough on a lightly floured surface for 30 seconds. Do not over-knead, or it will make the dough tough.
Roll to ½-inch thick. Cut floured dough with a biscuit cutter, and place each round on baking sheet. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with shaved maple sugar. You may substitute with demarara sugar, if preferred.
Bake in 450 degree oven 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm.