A Berry Fun Time

On Saturday, I did something I've never done before - I went and picked blueberries!  There's a cute little place south of Kansas City called The Berry Patch.  My friend, Lauren, had heard about it and suggested we go.  It was a fun time...something that would be a good tradition to start, especially once the little kiddo (and hubby) can come along!

Lauren & Erica


My hand-picked blueberries
I'm not a huge fan of eating plain blueberries, despite how healthy they are.  I'd rather eat yummy (and unhealthy) baked goods.  So that's just what I did yesterday!  I made a tasty blueberry breakfast cake.  I found it on my friend Erin's blog, but I think I've seen the same recipe floating around Pinterest.  Of course.

Here is the recipe!  I'd highly recommend it!

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Buttermilk-Blueberry Breakfast Cake
Serves 6-8

½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 tsp. lemon zest or more — zest from 1 large lemon (I didn't have a lemon so skipped this)
7/8 cup* + 1 tablespoon sugar**
1 egg, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
2 cups fresh blueberries
½ cup buttermilk
* 7/8 cup = 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons

** This 1 tablespoon is for sprinkling on top

1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Cream butter with lemon zest and 7/8 cup of the sugar until light and fluffy.
2. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Meanwhile, toss the blueberries with ¼ cup of flour, then whisk together the remaining flour, baking powder and salt.
3. Add the flour mixture to the batter a little at a time, alternating with the buttermilk. Fold in the blueberries.
4. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan (or something similar) with butter or coat with non-stick spray. Spread batter into pan. Sprinkle batter with remaining tablespoon of sugar. Bake for 35 minutes. Check with a toothpick for doneness. If necessary, return pan to oven for a couple of more minutes. (Note: Baking for as long as 10 minutes more might be necessary.) Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.


I still have lots of blueberries leftover, so feel free to send other yummy blueberry recipes my way!

2 comments:

  1. :) It is a very good one! Glad I could pass it along! Anything with buttermilk in it is my kind of pastry! Yum!

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  2. I found your recipe on Pinterest, and it was fun to see this post. :) Love the pic! a great memory!

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