Tuesday, January 25, 2011

BERRY TEA CAKE





Last night I decided to make a simple recipe I had seen on the yahoo group brunch_scones_tea shared by Jennie Shutt....






Her BERRY TEA CAKE was quick and easy to make:

Ingredients were: For the topping:1 can of blackberries in light syrup, 2 Tbs Sugar (I increased that to 3 Tb), 1 Tb cornstarch,

2 1/4 cups flour, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 3/4 cup butter, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1 egg and 3/4 cup buttermilk (milk with a splash of lemon juice in it)  I also added to the batter 1/2 cup of gooseberry jam - because I have some and wanted to see what this would be like.  It made the cake very moist with no significant change in taste.




For the filling begin by combining sugar, berries and cornstarch in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil until thick and set aside to cool.





In a mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and butter with a pastry blender.  Remove1/2 cup of this mix to save at the end for a crumble topping.  Add to the remaining flour mixture, the baking powder, soda.  Combine the egg, buttermilk and in my case the gooseberry jam and mix together adding this to the dry mix.  Stir until moistened.

Now spread 1/2 of the batter into a greased and floured 11 x 7 pan.  Pour berry mixture over batter,  Spread remaining batter over berries and sprinkle reserved 1/2 cup crumb topping on top.
Bake 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.




Today is Tuesday which means it is Tea Time Tuesday with Sandi at Rose Chinz Cottage - visit her too!

10 comments:

Jennie said...

Thanks for feature the recipe I submitted it does look good and very pretty it goes with your tablescape very nicely. Gooseberry jam does sound like a lovely addition.

Rizzi said...

LOVELY POST BERNIDEEN, I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A PIECE OF YOUR CAKE, AND A CUP OF EARL GREY, IT LOOKS SO DELICIOUS.
OUR WEATHER IS SO COLD, AND WE MIGHT GET MORE SNOW. RIZZI

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen,
What yummy looking cake! It would taste wonderful with a hot cup of tea. Thanks for sharing with us and for joining me for Tea Time. Your presence has made my tea party Anniversary that much more special! Hope you have a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Deanna said...

All looks woderful, but I luv your little cupid man figure!!!

This is a really neat standing figure that I wouldn't mind having one of.

That hat and coat are darling,
d

my cup of tea said...

This sure looks yummy! Can't wait to try it!
~Donna~

Beth said...

Your teacakes look delightful, Bernideen.
Blessings, Beth

Mary said...

This really sounds quite lovely and it all looks beautiful. This is my first visit to your blog and I wanted you to know how much I like the food and recipes you feature here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Beth said...

Hi Bernadeen, Thanks for your visit! No, I don't know Donna from Miss Spensers but I think I need to make a trip down to her tearoom come spring! Have a great week!
Beth

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Looks yummy....I wish I had a piece with my cup of tea right now!! Thanks for sharing...Donna

Lisa said...

What delicate and delicious looking tea cakes. Definitely perfect for a special afternoon treat. I have a linky party on my blog every Saturday called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link this up.