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I decided that we shouldn't let the month go by without acknowledging this little blue darling that is not only amazingly tasty but packs a nutritional powerhouse as well.
I invited members of my Festive Foodies group to join me in sharing blueberry recipes today. You will find links to all of their posts included in mine. I can't wait to see what they are all sharing.
I have so many blueberry memories. My Grandma made a kick butt blueberry pie and allowed me to have it for breakfast when I would stay with her. Grandma loved pie for breakfast.
We also went up to the Upper Peninsula each summer to spend time with my Pops best friend and his family. We would go out and pick wild blueberries and then be served blueberry muffins with our bounty. That which didn't end up in our bellies while picking, that is.
Having volunteered to host this event, I then had the dilemma of sharing a new blueberry recipe. I have already shared:
- Salads; Red White and Blue Salad, Melon and Blueberry Salad and Beet and Blueberry Salad
- Main Dishes; Grilled Pork Chops with Blueberry BBQ Sauce, Poached Cod with Blueberry Vinaigrette, Blueberry French Toast Casserole and Blueberry Pancakes
- Desserts; Blueberry/Lemon Macarons, Blueberry Slab Pie, Rhubarb Blueberry Custard Pie, Patriotic Trifle, Rhubarb Berry Coffee Cake, Berry Parfait and Mixed Berry Shortcakes
- Muffins; Blueberry, Blueberry Oatmeal and Buttermilk Blueberry
- And even a Drink: Blueberry Margarita
I noticed that, other than a coffee cake, I had never shared a blueberry cake with you. I was going to make a blueberry upside down cake but then I came across this recipe by Ina Garten and thought it sounded amazing. I have always had good luck with Ina's recipes and this one was no exception.
The only adaptations I made to the recipe were to use an 8" square pan instead of a round pan and omit the powdered sugar sprinkling at the end.
I brought it to a family gathering hosted by my niece, Stephanie. It was a huge hit and I was proud to say that it was mine.
Here is Ina's recipe with my small adaptations. Underneath you will find links to all the great recipes being shared today. Happy National Blueberry Month.
Blueberry Sour Cream Crumb Cake
slightly adapted from Ina Garten
1/4 c. sugar
1/3 c. brown sugar, packed
1 t. cinnamon
1/8 t. nutmeg
1 stick butter, melted
1 1 /3 c. flour
Combine the sugars, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl. Stir in the butter. Mix in the flour. Set aside.
6 T. butter, room temperature
3/4 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
zest of 1 small lemon
2/3 c. sour cream
1 1/4 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
1/4 t. baking soda
large pinch of salt
1 c. fresh blueberries
Place the butter and sugar in the large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Cream until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, beating after each. Mix in the vanilla, lemon zest and sour cream. Reduce speed to low and add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Fold in the blueberries by hand.
Pour batter into an 8" square pan that has been treated with baking spray. Sprinkle the reserved streusel over the batter and bake in a preheated 350* oven for 40-50 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack before cutting into squares and serving. Print Recipe
Beautiful Blueberry Recipes
- Blueberry Baked French Toast by Palatable Pastime
- Blueberry Sour Cream Crumb Cake by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Frozen Blueberry Pops by The Redhead Baker
- Goat Cheese Panna Cotta with Balsamic Blueberries by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Kentucky Cobbler Cocktail by Bear & Bug Eats
- Lemon Berry Dump Cake by Jolene's Recipe Journal
- Roasted Blueberry Gin & Tonic by Amy's Cooking Adventures