Try a New Recipe

27 Jan 2021 10:23 AM | Anonymous

The Shelby County Historical Museum's library is filled with thousands of books relating to Shelby County and its history. One of the books in the library is the Panama Centennial Cookbook. It was created in 1984 to celebrate the Panama's 100 year anniversary. Recipes from Panama residents were collected and combined to make this fun cookbook. 

Streusel-Filled Coffee Cake

By Irmine Mickels


11/2 c. flour 3 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt 3/4 c. sugar

1/4 c. shortening 1 egg (beaten)

1/2 c. milk 1 tsp. vanilla


1/2 c. brown sugar 2 tbsp. butter melted

2 tbsp. flour 2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 c. chopped nuts (opt.)


Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together. Cut in the shortening. Add the beaten egg and vanilla and mix all together. Pour 1/2 the batter in a 6"x10" pan. Sprinkle 1/2 of the streusel mixture over batter; then add remaining batter and put the rest of the mixture on top. Bake 25-30 minutes at 375 degrees. 

This recipe takes 10 minutes to make and goes perfectly with a morning cup of coffee or milk!

The Shelby County Historical Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1964. This four building complex is located at 1805 Morse Avenue Harlan, Iowa 51537.

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