16 August 2012

Assumption Coffeecake

Whoops! I meant to get this up yesterday on the solemnity of the Assumption, but Little Bear and I had a difficult day, and there wasn't any extra computer time...

Blueberry Coffeecake for the Assumption!

It has been difficult to do out-of-the-ordinary things to celebrate feast days since Little Bear was born; having a new baby really ties up my hands, cuts down on cooking time, and encourages the use of free time for naps!  The Assumption is such an important feast, though, and a holy day of obligation at that!, I really wanted to find a little something special to mark the day.

Enter blueberry coffeecake. Our Lady's colors are blue and white, and a warm slice of coffeecake in the morning was a special treat for both of us, particularly Matt since I haven't had baked goods to send with him for breakfasts recently. This recipe is based on the coffeecake from Hobee's Haven, a breakfast place we visited in San Jose, CA, with a friend this past spring.

1.5 cups flour
1 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
0.5 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 cups sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
0.25 cups fresh blueberries
cinnamon sugar

Thoroughly combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Beat in eggs, sour cream, and vanilla. Pour into greased 9" or 10" round cake pan. Scatter blueberries across batter and press into top layer, but do not stir. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
Bake at 350* F for 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.


[photo coming soon]

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