French Frdays with Dorie

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Blueberry Crumb Cake

This week's recipe was selected by Sihan of Befuddlement. Though she did not feel her cake was a total success, I am delighted with her choice.
The only thing that displeased me about this recipe was the blueberries. First of all, what is with these darn people who package goods anymore? I expect to purchase blueberries by the pint or half-pint - or if we get really carried away, by the pound. I do not expect to pick up a "half-pint" container and learn that it has be "under-sized" to seven ounces! And, on top of that National Disgrace, I had to pay $3.50 for the tiny little thing!
Well, my sister did, she kindly picked the berries up for me and I kindly forgot to pay her for them. If you practice this, you will save a lot of money over the course of a year, but you will probably annoy the heck out of your siblings. My sister, of course, is a saint who never gets annoyed with me - she knows that is useless - I am incurable. She was calling these the gold-plated blueberries. I am happy to say that the berries themselves were quite nice.
The cake had a great rise, it was light and fluffy and I loved the hint of nutmeg in every bite. I would have liked my berries to be a bit more evenly distributed, they did sink to the bottom a good bit, but even with the undersized pint, there were plenty of them in the cake. And, do I love me some crumble crust? Yes, I do, and this one is great. I will be making this cake again . . . and again, and again...
Go to here to find the recipe on Sihan's site or BUY THE BOOK! Cooking From My Home to Yours by Dorrie Greenspan.


Jayne said...

Isn't it outrageous how they package and price berries?!! It's horrible. And frustrating. Glad you enjoyed the cake - I'm sure the gold-plated berries looked extra shiny after they baked!

Megan said...

I look the other way when paying for fruit - it is soooo expensive. But at least they tasted good!

Gold plated berries - I like that!

Flourchild said...

Im with you Im making this cake over and over again too! Nice job.

TeaLady said...

Prices on everything are outrageous. Raspberries are out of site and just a little worse than Blueberries. But they were worth it from the looks of your cakelettes. That looks delicious.

Tracey said...

I agree on the blueberry pricing! I went with cranberries I had in my freezer for just that reason! Nice job on your cake.