The family visited White House Fruit Farm this last week so we could pick our own blueberries. The blueberries were HUGE! This year we also picked strawberries at White House in mid-June and we were able to pick peaches at Martin Farm & Winery in Knotts Island, NC while vacationing this summer. Pics or it didn't happen, you say? See below! White House has so many fun things throughout the year. Stay up-to-date via their facebook page here! Do you have any suggestions for local orchards where we can go apple picking?!
Back to talking blueberries... I think we picked about 6 pounds and I'm sure my little man snacked on some blueberries in the field. We decided not to make jelly with them this year, but still wanted to make something. Due to a little social media peer pressure from my brother-in-law, I decided to make a dessert with my daughter. Here is a picture of all the ingredients you need, dirtying way too many dishes! And yes, that is a lemon. Mmmmmm!
Full Shopping List (includes batter and topping):
Total Cost: Under $10 (blueberries in season)
Prep Time: 60 mins
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees to begin!
For the batter, you'll need two bowls of ingredients in addition to the milk and blueberries:
Cream the first bowl of ingredients together. This bowl includes the sugar, butter, egg, and lemon zest.
Simply mix the second bowl of dry ingredients together. This bowl includes flour, baking powder, and salt.
Mix the dry ingredients and the 1/2 cup of milk into the wet sugar mixture. Don't over mix. Stop when all ingredients are blended together. In the words of my daughter, stop when it looks like play-doh.
Pro-Tip: Before folding in the blueberries, toss them in 1 tablespoon of flour.
This will help them from sinking to the bottom of the batter.
Now fold in the blueberries and move the batter mixture into a greased 8x8 pan.
Time to make the topping.
Mix the following ingredients together:
Crumble/scatter the streusel topping on the top of the batter in the 8x8 pan.
Put the dessert into the oven for 45 minutes.
Check with a toothpick or fork to ensure it is fully cooked.
This coffeecake dessert could also be served with a lemon drizzle icing or cool vanilla ice cream. And of course with a nice hot cup of coffee. Enjoy!
When I'm not on campus, there is a chance I'm in the kitchen with my daughter. I have a few go-to recipes, many of which she loves to help with. The original purpose of my blog is to catalog my recipes so I can find them easily! When I quickly run out of recipes, we may experiment with some new ones. Hopefully you will find that the recipes are easy and can be recreated by almost anyone.