Best Quick Breads
and Coffee Cakes
In this section,
we discover the breads and cakes made with baking powder. The
bread dough process is a long and watchful. In the early days,
it required setting aside of one whole day for baking. Even
today, it is a timely process. However, with the help of baking
soda, baking powder and cream or tartar, you can turn out quick
breads can be turned out in a jiffy. In addition, they are
No matter if it is morning or night, the
Pennsylvania Germans love coffee. The morning "coffee break"
with coffee and doughnuts was an early tradition and quickly
adopted in the New World.
Farm life began early in the morning, they
kept the coffee hot on the stove for those working the fields or
tending the cows, to take a quick break. It was even ready for
family or neighbors stopping by. There was a cup of steaming
coffee and a slice of nut bread ready to enjoy.
If a neighbor stopped by, they usually brought
a covered dish containing a warm coffeecake, topped with crumbs.
Later in the day, they might have
which many considered "gossiping coffee parties." Whatever the
social occasion, there was bound to be coffee and all sorts of