Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:10 PM
Subject: McKenzie Bakery recipe
My family and I are old McKenzie customers. I have searched the internet to the best of my ability
looking for the recipe of the "McKenzie's Pride." (coffee cake) it was sold in an 8 or 9" round
There are many people who don't know what I'm talking about and I find that very odd since it was
such a popular product of McKenzie's!
You are our last hope..
I cannot find any mention at all of this coffee cake except for this request, similar to yours:
J. writes from Metairie: "I was wondering if you have ever come across a recipe for McKenzie's Pride Coffee Cake...", which I found at:
There is no other mention of "McKenzie's Pride" coffee cake at all on the Internet, that I can find.
In order to continue, I need a description of the cake. Was it the banana nut coffee cake with pecans? If not, then what was it like?
If I donít hear from you, I will have to drop the search.
Subject: Re: McKenzie's Pride coffee cake
Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017 6:36 AM
No banana flavor at all. Just the cinnamon and pecans I would say almost
like a giant cinnamon roll. What a shame no one can find the recipe I
would love to have it.
There are several Facebook Pages for McKenzie's Bakery enthusiasts. See: McKenzie's Bakery
You might try posting your request on those pages.
While searching for the above "McKenzie's Pride Coffee Cake", I found this recipe,
which the author says is his version of McKenzie's Banana Nut Coffee Cake.
"Big Bad Breakfast: The Most Important Book of the Day" by John Currence
McKenzie's Bakery Banana Pecan Coffee Cake copycat from "Big Bad Breakfast: The Most Important Book of the Day"
By John Currence
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter or margarine at room temperature
2 soft, ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup sour cream
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons very cold, unslated butter, cut into pieces
1/3 cup toasted, chopped pecans
Honey Buns glaze (optional)
Preheat the oven to 375į F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
To make the cake:, in a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream
the granulated sugar and butter at medium speed until fluffy,
about 5 minutes. Add the bananas, sour cream, and egg and mix
Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and
salt in a separate bowl. Add the flour mixture to the banana
mixture, and then the milk. Beat until well combined. Pour the
batter into the prepared baking pan.
To make the topping, in a small bowl, stir together the flour,
sugars, and cinnamon. With a pastry blender or your fingertips,
work the cold butter into the flour mixture until coarse crumbs
form. Sprinkle the topping over the batter, followed by the pecans.
Bake until golden brown across the top, 35 to 40 minutes.
Honey Buns Glaze
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons whole milk
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
To make the glaze, in a small bowl, stir together the confectioner's
sugar, honey, vanilla, milk, and melted butter. Set aside.
When the cake is done, Drizzle with glaze while still warm and then
let cool for 10 minutes or slightly longer before cutting into squares
or wedges. Serve immediately or cover with a cake cover or kitchen
towel for up to 2 days.
Subject: Best Ever Sub Rolls
Date: Friday, August 25, 2017 9:06 AM
Best Ever Sub Rolls
Mix 2 packages of active dry yeast, 1 Tablespoon sugar and 1/2 c warm water, let set for 5 minutes.
Add 1/3 cup oil.Then add 3 cups all purpose flour (15 oz) and 3 cups bread flour (12 3/4 oz),
3 tablespoons sugar, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 1/2 c warm water. Mix the dough by hand or with a
stand mixer with a dough hook. Knead the dough, place in a greased bowl. Grease top of dough and
cover. Let double. Punch down and shape into sub rolls, hot dog buns or hamburger buns. Let rise
until double. Bake at 400* for 20 minutes. Oven baking times may vary.
I have tried many recipes, but this one is the best. Reminds me of Jersey Mikes Sub Rolls. YUM YUM