Tuesday, January 15, 2013

French Enamel Coffee Pot

I have a French style enamel coffee pot to show off today.   I am guessing this style is from the 1920'sDoes anyone know? 

I have made a a simple Baking Powder Coffee Cake to go with this coffee.  This was a recipe from a Depression-era cookbook.  I love these recipes they are simple and sustaining.  The recipes use ingredients you have on hand. 

Baking Powder Coffee Cake

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoon shortening
1 egg (beaten)
1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons butter (melted)
Streusel crumbs (recipe below)

Sift together the dry ingredients.  Work the shortening in with a pastry cutter or 2 forks.  Stir in egg and milk; press lightly into greased 8-inch x 8-inch x 2-inch cake pan.  Pour melted butter over  top, sprinkle with streusel crumbs and bake in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes.  Cut and serve warm.

Streusel Crumbs

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Cut in butter and sugar with a pastry cutter or 2 forks.  Add flour and cinnamon.  Mix till crumbly and sprinkle on top of dough.

I will be styling and cooking a lot more Depression-era recipes.  My Depression-era cookbook collection just keeps growing!  
The teacup is by J&G Meakin the pattern in Classic White.
I will link this to:
 Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life
Country Whites Weekend at The Country Farm Home and Old Time Farmhouse


Sarah said...

My mom used to make coffee cake like this. ;-)
Love the new old coffee maker........Sarah

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Love the coffee maker and the yummy cake!

Okio B Designs said...

Your coffee cake looks delish! I'm not sure the age of your coffee pot but I love it!


Mary Ann Pickett said...

I love that first photograph so much...perfect for the CHARM of home. I'd like to try that recipe after ditching a few post holiday pounds. :)

Crystal Grandeur said...

So beautiful...Thankyou...:):)

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Sherry: That cake looks so good. Love your beautiful cups. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

xinex said...

Pretty! I love it and the streusel looks delish!...Christine

Gail said...

Oh Sherry, I LOVE your coffee pot and that coffee cake looks delicious!! Enjoy your evening, Gail

Unknown said...

Lovely photos and I can almost smell that delicious, classic cake!

Old Time Cindy said...

That coffee pot is fabulous. I collect them and don't even drink coffee. I would eat that coffee cake, though. I'd be thrilled if you would join Country Whites Weekend this Friday.
Farmhouse hugs,

Cranberry Morning said...

LOVE that coffee pot! I don't know when it was from, but when I was a little girl, my mom had some stackable enamel containers that looked a lot like that.

AND, wanted to let you know that I'm having a 4 HomemadeSoapnSuch Valentine Soap Sachet Giveaway - on now through Friday. Hope you'll stop in at Cranberry Morning and enter. :-)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Sherry, great photos!! I love your coffee pot and the coffee cake looks yummy. I love when the ingredients are simple.

sandy said...

What a great coffee pot! I will definitely try that delicious looking recipe! Thanks for sharing it!
sandy :)

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

I'm not sure but it is a sweet pot and in such good condition! I love enamelware!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I am in love with that coffee pot! And the cake looks so yummy. Great photos! I love the composition.

Terri said...

Oh that is the sweetest enamel tea pot! It looks great with your setting and white tea cup. What a great vintage look.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a darling coffee pot, Sherry! Your cake looks yummy and your whole vignette looks very cozy. Thank you for joining me for tea.


chateau chic said...

Coffee cake is so good with a hot cup of coffee. Love your enamel teapot. Charming!
Mary Alice

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Very special coffee pot. I love it.

Old Time Cindy said...

Your wonderful post will be featured at Country Whites Weekend tomorrow. Thank you so much for attending the party and making it a success!
Farmhouse hugs,