Friday, December 2, 2011

recipe of the week: blueberry crumb breakfast cake

blueberry crumb breakfast cake
you're lucky i took a picture before i devoured it... ;-)
a recipe on pinterest caught my attention a few weeks back
and i decided it had to be made
(even though i'm not necessarily a breakfast person)

i don't know as this is the original pin
but i basically found this post while searching "blueberry crumb breakfast cake"
and it looked amazing

trust's worth every moment.  i put everything together on a friday night and popped it into the oven saturday upon getting up.  DEFINITELY worth the time waited while it baked.

i made a couple of (very) slight modifications, so i'm listing the recipe as i did it.  

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature
zest from one large lemon
1 cup sugar, plus more for topping
1 egg at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour, measuring out 1/4 cup separately
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp kosher salt
2 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup buttermilk *

*to make buttermilk, use the ratio of 1 tbsp lemon juice to 1 cup skim milk (putting the lemon juice into the cup and pouring in milk to the 1 cup technically it's 7 tbsp of milk...7/8 cup...whatever)

cream butter with sugar and lemon zest until light and fluffy

add egg and vanilla, beat until combined

toss the fresh blueberries in a bowl with 1/4 cup of flour

whisk together the remaining flour, baking soda and salt

alternate adding the flour mixture and buttermilk  a bit at a time

then fold the blueberries in

after lightly greasing, spread batter in a baking dish

add at least 1 tbsp sugar to the top (i'm pretty sure i'll be using about 1/4 cup from now on.  we like a crunchy top.)

this is the point where i popped ours in the fridge overnight.  or, you can put it in an oven heated to 350゜

bake approximately 40 - 45 minutes (the original recipe says 35, but allowed up to 10 minutes more for baking.  i needed about 42 minutes.)

i test by using a chopstick, but you can use a toothpick or fork :-)

it was ready.  YUM.

worth every moment.  

what are you waiting for?  don't you need some breakfast? :-)


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