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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Blueberry Coffee Cake




Last month, the kids and I went to our favourite farm, Barrie Hill Farms, to do some blueberry picking. Now, this was very different than the blueberry picking I did as a kid. Growing up in Northern Ontario, we just drove a few minutes from town and could find wild blueberries everywhere. Unfortunately, now that I live in a more metropolitan area, wild blueberries are few and far between. So, we went farm blueberry picking. I must say, it's much easier than wild blueberry picking, LOL. In about 20 minutes, we had 2 baskets of berries picked, so we headed back to the wagon to pick raspberries. They weren't as nice as the blueberries, so we just picked a little and headed back to pay for our bounty. I really love going to the farm, because they always have tons of FRESH fruits, veggies, baked goods and honey/maple syrup. There is nothing better than produce that's been freshly picked, instead of produce picked early, which ripens in transit.




Another thing I like about Barrie Hill Farms is that they always have tons of recipes at their check out counters. Which is where I picked up this recipe and the Hawaiian Strawberry Tart recipe I made, this past June. It was nice and cool Friday morning, so I decided to do some baking, before it got hot again. This coffee cake was so simple to make, which is always a bonus in my book. The smell of the blueberries paired with the vanilla cake batter and cinnamon sugar was intoxicating. The kids kept groaning about how good it smelled as it baked. Even Mr.B, who was having tummy issues, was drooling as I pulled it out of the oven. The cake is light and crumbly, with a wonderful sweet blueberry layer and a nice crunchy cinnamon sugar topping. I have to confess that the kids and I had coffee cake for breakfast and it may or may not have been accompanied by vanilla ice cream. Shhhh, don't tell Hubby!

 

Blueberry Coffee Cake
adapted from OntarioFarmFresh.com
printable version

3/4 C white sugar
1/4 C shortening
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 C milk
1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 C flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbs sugar
1 1/2 C blueberries

Mix sugar, shortening, egg, vanilla and milk until smooth. Add salt, baking powder and flour; mix well. Spread 2/3 of batter in a greased 9x9 inch pan (I used an 8x8 pan with no issues). Spread blueberries. Add rest of batter gently (does not have to cover completely). Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over top. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.




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Super Saturday Show & Tell
Weekend Potluck
Weekend re-Treat
Saturday Spotlight
Saturday Show & Tell
My Meatless Monday

4 comments:

Lynn Huntley said...

Your blueberry coffee cake looks delicious! I love blueberries and can't wait to give this a try! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

Christian Halfmann said...

Oh, I love blueberries. I wanted to go blueberry picking as well this year, but I didn't find the strength so far. What a lovely cake!

Baker Becky said...

Blueberry picking with the family....what a fun day! I'm a freak for blueberries....absolutely love them. Thanks so much for sharing thig yummy recipe on #CakeFriday!

Chaya said...

Your blueberry cake is a hit in My Meatless Mondays and it is being featured this week. Thanks for sharing it with us.