Thursday, August 8, 2013

Berry Streusel Cake

It's time for another recipe! Well, originally it was Plum Streusel Kuchen, but  I went to the market yesterday and then to a supermarket and to my dismay found out that plums cost about 3.00 euros for a half kilo! There was no way I was going to pay this price, but I still wanted to bake something sweet and tasty and started thinking of substitutes. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention, so I thought, "why not using mixed frozen berries instead?" And thus, dear reader, The Berry Streusel Cake was born.

The recipe is very easy and doesn't call for expensive ingredients (well, outside of berries, of course). You will need:

2c flour
1/4 c sugar
2tsp baking powder
2tbsp cold butter (could probably be substituted with margarine)
1 egg
1c whipping cream
1pkg of frozen mixed berries (mine was about 200g)

Combine the first three ingredients, cut in butter until crumbly. Beat the egg and cream together, add to the crumb mixture, toss with a fork to form soft dough. Press the dough into the greased baking dish (13in. x 9in. x 2in.), sprinkle with berries.

Now it's time to make the streusel/topping. For the topping you will need:

2/3c flour
2/3c sugar
2tbsp cold butter
2 tbsp whipping cream

Combine flour and sugar, cut in butter, add the cream and mix until moist crumbs form. Sprinkle over the crust and bake at 350*F (ab. 175*C) for 35 till 40 minutes or until lightly browned. It makes for a delicious dessert!

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