Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Do you appreciate alliteration?
I do.
Buttermilk. Blueberry. Breakfast.
I should call it Bread, rather than cake.

Did I tell you I had some mishaps with my second-batch of yogurt? Nothing too dramatic, but a lot of seperation of curds from whey and sour tasting, runny yogurt-milk, rather than beautiful creamy yogurt.

However, thanks to our dumpster diving days and a ton of Extended Shelf Life recipes and an understanding that food is usable a lot longer than we normally give it credit for, even if smells a little funky or isn't perfect, convinced me that nothing needed to be tossed.

Whey could easily be fed to the dog or used in bread items (which it was later in the week), curds could be drained and used as a soft cheese (which it was later in the week) and runny-yogurty-milk that tastes a little sour could be used as buttermilk...which it was, for this Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake Bread


Recipe barely adapted from Alexandra Cooks

Preheat oven to 350*F (177*C) and prepare a single round pan or square pan with oil or butter, set aside. Cream together 1/2 cup softened Butter with 2 tsp. Orange Zest and 7/8 cups Sugar (that's the same as 3/4 cups minus 2 Tbsp.) Add to this creamed mixture 1 room temperature egg and 1 tsp. Vanilla, beat until well combined. Toss 2 cups of fresh or forzen blueberries with 1/4 cup Flour. Next, mix together 1 3/4 cups Flour, 2 tsp. Baking Power and 1 tsp. Salt. Add flour mixture to the creamy butter mixture alternating with 1/2 cup buttermilk. Fold in blueberries. Sprinkle batter with 1 Tbsp. Sugar before baking 35-45 minutes. Cool 15 minutes before enjoying or save for breakfast the following morning.

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