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June 2011



This month coconut streusel coffee cake is on the menu and we feature one of Savannah's most haunted homes, the Sorrel Weed House. Also, the Value Special is back!


Coconut Streusel Coffee Cake 

Coffee Cake:
  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
    Coffee Cake 
    Coconut Streusel Coffee Cake
  • 3/4 cup of sugar   
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/2 cup firm butter (cubed) 
  • 3/4 cup of buttermilk 
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla 
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 1/3 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans 

  1. Heat oven to 350 (if using dark or nonstick pan, heat oven to 325). Grease bottom only of 8-inch square pan with shortening or spray bottom with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, stir 1&1/2 cups flour, the granulated sugar, baking soda and salt until mixed. Cut in 1/2 cup butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until mixture is crumbly. Add buttermilk, egg and vanilla. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed 1 minute. Spread in pan.
  3. In small bowl, mix all streusel ingredients except coconut and pecans with fork until mixture is crumbly. Stir in coconut and pecans. Sprinkle over batter.
  4. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes. Serve warm.
Sorrel Weed House
Sorrel Weed House
Sorrel Weed House

The Sorrel Weed House is a historic facility located in Savannah, Georgia. It represents one of the finest examples of Greek Revival and Regency architecture in Savannah and was one of the first two homes in the state of Georgia to be made a state landmark in 1954. The house was designed by Charles Clusky in 1835, and was built for Francis Sorrel in 1838. Sorrel was a wealthy shipping merchant and esteemed citizen of Savannah. One of his sons was General Gilbert Moxley Sorrel (1838-1901), one of the youngest Generals in the Confederate army. Prior to the Civil War, General W.T. Sherman as well as General Robert E. Lee were hosted in the home.

The opening scene of the 1994 film Forrest Gump was filmed from the rooftop of the Sorrel-Weed house and is a popular tourist stop. The scene, which begins with a floating feather through the Savannah sky, pans the rooftops of other buildings occupying Madison Square as seen from the very top of the Sorrel Weed home. The scene is then spliced to a scene of another church located on Chippewa square, where ultimately, Forrest is seen sitting on a bench.

The Sorrel Weed House has a reputation for being one of the most haunted buildings in Savannah. People claim to see figures in the windows and hear disembodied voices inside the house. The connecting carriage house behind the main house was said to have housed a female African-American slave who was murdered by a member of the family. Visitors can take tours of the house at night.


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