Made with Love | Pt. III


 

Molly | Part 3 of the Made with Love series

A couple of years ago I began a photo series called Made with Love, photographing people with favorite recipes that are special to them. This series began as a project for a college class, but I've been slowly continuing it since then. Here is part three, where I photographed my friend Molly with a recipe that has been in her family for years.

"I don't exactly know when or where my grandmother first found the Swedish coffee cake recipe, but it's been around as long as any of us can remember. She made it for her children, who continued to make it for their children, and it quickly became a family favorite. It's devoured every Christmas morning, but it's also a go-to treat we give to friends who need a little pick-me-up through the year. A simple recipe with simple ingredients, put together with a lot of love, from one generation to the next."

Swedish Coffee Cake Recipe:
Melt 1 1/2 stick of butter in an iron skillet. Pour *most* of it into a mixing bowl, along with 3 eggs, 1 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 1/2 cup flour.
(The little bit you left in the skillet - swirl it around so it covers the sides. This helps make the crust).
Mix everything together in the mixing bowl. Pour the mixture back into the iron skillet, sprinkle a few slivered almonds on top, and bake at 350˚ for 30-35 minutes.