Tuesday, March 24, 2009

TWD: Blueberry Crumb Cake

Breakfast anyone? Brunch, snack, dessert, midnight snack?

This week's Tuesday with Dorie recipe is Blueberry Crumb Cake! And it's good anytime of day for any reason.





I was a little worried that it was going to turn out purple. Did anyone else have this problem. I knew it would still taste good, but still. Dorie's wasn't blue. Hers was perfect cake color. I think I know what happened. I used frozen blueberries and didn't thaw them, as Dorie instructed. I tossed them with flour and let them sit while I finished the rest of the cake. Maybe I'm too slow of a baker, because I think the condensation from the blueberries thawing while sitting and waiting their turn is the reason they colored the batter. Next time, I'll either use fresh blueberries (if they look good) or I'll prepare the blueberries right before I add them to the batter. In any event, no harm done.




Fresh out of the oven! I baked this this morning and couldn't wait to have a piece for breakfast. The house smelled of homebaked heavenly goodness while the cake baked.



So it turned out delicious and it doesn't look as bad as I feared. The cake part isn't as white as Dorie's, but at least it's not purple! It's just a little dingy.

Dorie scores another point for winning recipe! We have Sihan of Befuddlement to thank for picking this week's recipe. If you've liked what you've seen here on my blog and you don't own the book, Baking: From my Home to Yours, consider buying it. It's a treasure trove of baked goodies. You can also find the recipe at Sihan's blog. See what the other TWD bakers are baking here. There are about 250 talented bakers in this group!

10 comments:

Amanda said...

I put my frozen blueberries back into the fridge after flouring them, but I think next time I have instructions like that i will put them back in the freezer.

Look wonderful! We loved this cake at our house :)

Jayne said...

The same thing happened with my blueberries - I dusted them with flour and then went on to the rest of the preparations, and the condensation turned things a bit purple. But, like yours, it wasn't terrible. Great job!

Jill said...

It looks like it turned out great! I loved this recipe and I'm disappointed that we ate it all already.

maria said...

can you bring some to our next coffee morning....please. it looks yummy. you could've said you meant for it to look purple because prince is in town ;-) i have not heard back from the twd site....i am bummed. i really want to join the club - maybe you can have your people call her people....thanks.

TeaLady said...

Mine was also purple and then 'dingy' and came out just fine. Yours looks just right.

happytummy said...

wasn't this cake delicious? yours looks perfect! the crumbs came out beautifully. great job :)

leanne said...

I kept my blueberries frozen too even after flouring them. Mine didn't turn purple but yours still looks great great. No one would know it turned purple!

Tracey said...

My batter turns purple all the time when I use frozen berries to bake. No worries, everything still tastes good :) Your cake look great!

margot said...

I agree, this cake is great any time of day. I had the exact same problem with my frozen blueberries. Nice job!

Jaime said...

you have to really mix them in gently and not overmix them. i used frozen blueberries too and got them out right at the beginning... just barely a blue tinge on my batter but i was really careful when i mixed them in

purpley-blue or not, it still tastes great :)