Thursday, June 16, 2016

Blueberry Dessert

Based on a recipe from Gooseberry Patch's Recipes for Comfort, however, I adjusted it.

You will need:

3/4 c + 1tbsp brown sugar
4 tbsp olive oil
1 egg
1c buttermilk
2c flour
3/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/2c melted butter, divided
1pkg (250g) frozen blueberries
ab. 2 tsp cinnamon

Mix 3/4 c sugar and olive oil, add egg and buttermilk, beat together. Add flour, one cup at a time. Add salt, baking powder and approximately the half of butter. Stir in frozen blueberries and transfer the mixture into a greased baking pan. In a small bowl, combine 1 tbsp sugar, the rest of butter and cinnamon, spread over the top of the cake. Bake at 175*C (350* F) for about 35 min. Enjoy!


  1. You reminded me of Rhabarberkuchen, which I have been baking this month. I don't know the English word for this delicious fruit but we love it in any combination. It grows in colder regions and the season is May-June.

  2. I like rhubarb (I think that's the English name), too, but it's quite expensive this year!

  3. Berries are very expensive here even if frozen and rhubarb is quite affordable on discount. I wonder why people don't like it because they buy watermelons now when they are very expensive while other fruit are cheaper. Cherries are a luxury this year due to the cold spring we had.

  4. Here berries are normally expensive, too, except strawberries in summer, but frozen berries are more or less affordable. Rhubarb is quite popular over here, you can buy it the whole year round as compote.

  5. Interesting about rhubarb, we can buy it only in May or June fresh. But it is rather unpopular. Strawberries are expensive generally but this year I tried everything I could make with them: strawberry cakes, ice-cream and fresh fruit daily. I had never bought more than 2 kg each spring except this year. They are really healthy and everybody enjoys them fresh and naturally grown. We have cultivated a handful of strawberries in the garden this year and they taste better than bought strawberries. But they grow so slowly...

  6. You can grow rhubarb in your garden, some folks do it. We tried strawberries on our terrace, too, but you only get a handful anyway. Did you try making strawberry jam? It's a good way to utilise them!

    1. Rhubarb grows in our home region where our parents live. We really miss the rosehip jam too that used to be popular in our childhood. The store bought rosehip jam isn't so creamy and full of flavour.

  7. No, because we didn't buy enough for making jam and the handful in the garden was too little, but I made a smoothie in the blender with sugar and boiled it for short, then turned it to jeley with gelatine when it cooled. It became a nice and ferm surface for any ordinary cake.

  8. If you try the cake above, be sure to mix it well! It could also take longer than the time designated because blueberries give a lot of moisture as they defrost during baking.