Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Blueberry Crumb Cake; Tuesdays With Dorie

This week's Tuesdays With Dorie Recipe was chosen by Sihan of Befuddlement/ Walking In The Rain. The recipe can be found on her blog or on pages 192 &193 of Baking, From My Home To Yours, by Dorie Greenspan.

I baked this cake twice. Sunday, I was going hiking with some friends, Lemur, Coyote, and Jennifer, and I thought I could get it done before I left. I was kind of in a hurry and made a couple mistakes.

This is my fairly new food processor. I can't decide if I like it. It is a Food Network Brand that I got at Kohls. I had about $100 to spend and couldn't afford a Cuisinart. This one seemed similar in horsepower and features, so I got it.



So far though, I think I liked my 15 year old Black and Decker Power Pro better. (Unfortunately, I found one of the blades all bent up after Husband had shoved a bunch of frozen food through it, making food for the sugar gliders. I told him to never do that again. The next time he made sugar glider food, the other blade turned up missing. I suspect it ended up all bent up and got thrown away.) I am still open minded about this one, as I realize some unsatisfactory results are due to operator error. Like when I hit pulse one more time making the topping for the recipe, and the crumbles turned into a dough.



Also, I could not find an 8" X 8" pan and put my cake in a 7"ish X 5"ish dish. It took longer to bake than I thought it would. So I pulled it out of the oven, took a quick pic, and ran out the door to hike.



When I returned, the whole cake was almost gone. The family liked it a lot and wanted to know when I would be making it again. Last night, I made it in an 8" X 8" pan, didn't overmix my topping, and pulled it out of the oven about 10:00. Grandma and I had a warm slice with vanilla ice cream before bed. When I got up this morning, most of the cake was gone, so I am thinking this one will be a favorite that I will make again and again.

11 comments:

Jennifer said...

7x5 is an odd size for a pan! I don't think I've ever seen one that size.

Your crumb cake looks delicious and I had a great time hiking!

Katrina said...

Scrunched or perfect fitting, this cake was good either way. Sides, I think yours looks great.

spike. said...

Anything that dissapears that quickly is a keeper

chocolatechic said...

Looks wonderful.

Middle Aged Woman Blogging said...

Yeowza!! I am salivating!! Could you post before you start cooking and we'll all stop by when it's done. I'll bring milk!

Amanda said...

Yours looks so good! We loved this cake :)

rainbowbrown said...

Make it again and again indeed. Indeed.

SiHaN said...

I'm seeing a general trend in the the hiking with a lot of you TWDers! that's great. and the 'odd-sized' cake looks wonderful.. the crumbled toppings look as if they are going to explode all over the place. WONDERFUL!

Karen said...

This disappeared pretty quickly at my house, too!

Pamela said...

Sounds like you defintiely have a family favorite on your hands there! It looks great.

TeaLady said...

Sounds like everyone liked this one. It is a keeper. Looks good.