Roast on Bone

June 21, 2009

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Filed under: Cakes,Uncategorized — by roastonbone @ 3:33 am
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I’ve had my eye on a couple of blueberry recipes, but I couldn’t bear to pay five dollars for a tiny pint of blueberries at our local market. So when I saw that you could get a QUART of blueberries for under seven dollars at Costco, I bought two. The first quart went into a blueberry coffee cake from My Kitchen Snippets. The cake has a fluffy vanilla base, blueberries in the middle, and a crumb topping. It came together very quickly. She bakes hers in a 8×8, but we always have a lot of people willing to eat sweets around here, so I doubled it and baked it in a 9×13. Her recipe calls for baking these 35-40 minutes, and at the 40-minute mark, I couldn’t tell if they were done. The blueberries prevent you from being able to feel the cake, and they make it so that when you poke in there, you just get a toothpick covered in blueberry. I went with a King Arthur method, which involved gouging a hole in the middle to check for doneness since wasting that many blueberries would be a tragedy. I used to be horrified at this notion, but after using it on brownies, I realized it really is a good idea, and it just means I get to eat the “ruined” piece! At 40 minutes, the cake under the blueberries looked nice and fluffy, so I pulled it out to cool. I couldn’t wait until it was totally cool, but managed to cut into it only when it was lukewarm. B loved it, so when I can find blueberries for cheap, I’m sure I will be making this again.

Blueberry Crumb Bars

Filed under: Bar Cookies — by roastonbone @ 3:30 am
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After coming into some blueberries (see here), I knew I wanted to make Smitten Kitchen’s Blueberry Crumb Bars. This recipe came together super quickly and the dough was very easy to work with. In terms of blueberry desserts, I think the coffee cake wins, but this one was easy and still a great blueberry delivery system.

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