I love blueberries and most always buy them from Costco when they’re available. The last batch I bought were soo big and juicy! I put them in the freezer in anticipation of this recipe.
This recipe was soo easy! I was a little worried about the batter when I put it in the dish because the recipe states it would be a ‘thick, creamy batter’. Mine was thick all right, it took a little effort to get it out of the bowl and into the baking dish. I wasn’t able to smooth the top of the batter gently, I had to kind of mash it around to fit the dish. After adding the crumb topping, here is what it looked like:
I set the timer to 55 minutes but it ended up taking more like 70 – 75 minutes. The middle of the dish was a little buttery and I wasn’t sure if the knife wasn’t coming out cleanly because it was picking up the buttery crumb topping or if the cake wasn’t cooked enough. I didn’t mind the extra time – it smelled soo delicious! Here’s what it looked like after baking:
I was heading over to my mom’s house for some shopping so I put it in a box and it was still warm when I got there. We had a piece before we left and it was soo tasty! I’m definitely making this again! I still have some blueberries in the freezer. I bought them from Costco and they were nice and big. I had read somewhere that when you use frozen berries in your baking dishes, they don’t sink to the bottom and these sure didn’t! Take a look at the center of the cake:
This part stayed at my mom’s house. I froze a quarter of it for my beau to try when he gets home from his business trip (I hope it comes out okay after being frozen…). And I’m enjoying the quarter left for me all by myself!
I’m not sure if I’m an official member of the TWD group, so until I receive notice I’ll refrain from acting like one. But you should definitely take a look at the blog because they have soo many members and I’m sure they’ve created a lot of different variations of the Blueberry Crumb Cake with Dorie’s Playing Around section. I recommend buying Dorie Greenspan’s book also, Baking from My Home to Yours – it’s a treasure trove of recipes!