Tuesday, March 24, 2009
TWD: Blueberry Crumb Cake
This week's Tuesdays with Dorie choice comes to us from Sihan of Beffudlement.
If there's one thing that gets me about a cake, it's CRUMB...crumble...you know.A great mix of butter, flour, sugar and, sometimes, nuts. Dorie's is a simple blend (I use pecans instead of walnuts because that is what I have on hand and because I find walnuts bitter)...I like this touch: put it into a bowl and then into the fridge. I'm guessing that adds to its "shortness" when if finally gets baked.
I used frozen blueberries bec. the price of fresh was obscene. I probably used a bit extra because if I used just the pint, I would have been left with a 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries...too many blueberries never ruined anything, right?
This is another easy cake: mix wet, add dry, gently fold in blueberries (tossed with some of the flour, which helps keep the berries from all sinking to the bottom while the cake bakes). I tasted the batter and was worried there was too much baking powder/baking soda...the taste was strong...not to worry. It baked out.
I think I baked this at least...I don't know...an hour? An hour and 5 minutes? After the debacle of my uncooked cake before, I was a bit more careful here...
It rose and rose and ROSE. This is a great cake with PLENTY of crumb, just the way I like it...This, a cup of coffee, a great Florida morning...Breakfast anyone?
See the other TWD Blueberry Crumb posts.
Labels: blueberries, Dorie Greenspan, Tuesdays with Dorie, TWD
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It was a great cake, wasn't it? We loved it. And yours looks great!
It looks great! I loved the topping on this one!
I heart the crumb!
I used frozen blueberries too. I wasn't about to spend all thea cash on fresh ones for a recipe I have never tried. Im glad you liked it. I thought it was very tasty. My cake was really high too.
This was such a great cake! Nice job!
Beautiful cake! I love the crumb dribble down the side of the pan. I would have used the remaining blueberries, too.
I noticed the same flavor in the batter, and worried a bit, but the final product was great. It really did rise like crazy -- so tall!
I'm sure that using more blueberries just made your cake better because it looks great! I loved this recipe!
Looks perfect to me. IT was easy and the crumb was the best.
Agreed! This is a great cake! I made mine with cranberries because fresh blueberries were so expensive but I can't wait to try the blueberry version!
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