Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake – Got Blueberries?

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Lemon Blueberry singleI make a lot of food that never makes it to my blog.  Not that it is all terrible (although sometimes it is!) but I only want to blog the recipes that are terrific!!

Lee's Blueberry Bush

Our blueberry bush produced a lot of beautiful berries this year.  I am so grateful to have them in the freezer now.  But if you don’t have a freezer full, the grocery stores still have nice berries for this recipe, because you are going to want to put this recipe on your “to-make” list!

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I used a 9″ springform pan and the cake turned out well.  If you don’t have a springform pan then a regular baking pan will work and you can simply slice and serve from the pan.

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Even though this is a simple “coffee cake” recipe the crumb topping really sets it apart from others.  But do not pass up on making the lemon buttercream frosting – that is what puts it on the “must make and bake” list!  Your family and friends will thank you!

Do you bake for compliments?  I do!

Happy Baking,
~Catherine

P.S.  As soon as my sous-chef dish-washing mom sees this blog post she is going to want me to make this again!  And I will.

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The weekend is coming and this coffee cake will thrill family and friends. It is fast and easy to put together and a luscious, moist combination of flavors.
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Recipe type: Coffee Cake, Brunch or Breakfast,
Serves: 12-16
Ingredients
Cake
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
Crumb Topping
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
Icing
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9" springform pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the crumb topping ingredients, sugar, flour and 3 T. butter. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, milk and lemon zest. Add in flour, baking powder, and salt and mix just until combined. Gently stir in the blueberries.
  4. Spread batter evenly into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with the crumb topping.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  6. Cool the cake for 10 minutes and then gently run a knife around the edges and remove the ring.
  7. With whisk or electric mixer combine the powdered sugar, softened butter and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Add more lemon juice, 1 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency. Drizzle over cooked cake.
Notes
Optional: I added a sprinkle of yellow food coloring to the frosting to give it the lemony-look!

This recipe came from Barbara at www.barbarabakes.com

 

Summer’s Bounty Quiche

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summer bounty quiche

From a recent visit to our friends in Sewanee we came away with armloads of fresh out-of-their-garden produce!

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We don’t have a garden this year and the summer’s bounty was such a lovely gift!  I did the usual cucumber and onion salad,  a luscious southern squash casserole, and then a super vegetable stir fry.  But, if you have been with me on My Daily Bread for very long you will know I love to make Quiche.  Quiche meets a ton of quick meal criteria:  easy, can use of leftovers from the refrigerator, almost always have the basics of milk and cheese on hand and then the best part — the family oohs and aahs over a tasty, lovely Quiche.

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This is a crustless Quiche, which was necessary because my sous-chef dish-washing mom had just made an awesome peach pie and we sometimes have to draw the line and go crustless!  🙂

I filled this Quiche with fresh veggies, chopped ham, a couple different cheeses I had on hand!  Quiche is synonymous with create!
Use your favorite ingredients and you won’t be disappointed.

I have found there are just two basics for me:
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups whole milk
(and  1/2 cup cream is optional
if I have it on hand.)

Then the add-ons make your Quiche really pop!

Cheese – mix and match your favorite up to 1 1/2 cups – I almost always use some combination that includes pepper jack!

Vegetables – saute’ onions, garlic, zucchini, yellow squash, green peppers, broccoli straws, carrots and more!

Add in crispy bacon, chopped ham,  or shredded chicken … about 1 cup is usually enough.

Yum – no crust needed.  Just pour into the pan, slice some fresh tomatoes on top and pop in the oven!

Have a bountiful and blessed week,
~Catherine

Psalm 65:11
Psalm 65:11

Summer's Bounty Quiche
 
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This versatile quiche is so pretty and equally delicious!
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch, Light Supper
Serves: 6 to 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • ½ cup cream* optional
  • 1½ cup shredded cheese: i.e. cheddar, pepper jack, Colby, asiago,
  • 1½ cup chopped vegetables, mix it up: i.e.saute' onions, garlic, zucchini, yellow squash, green peppers, broccoli straws, carrots
  • Optional: 1 cup chopped ham, crispy fried bacon, or cooked shredded chicken
  • Salt and pepper to taste, ¼ tsp cayenne pepper optional.
  • Garnish with slices of fresh tomato
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a medium size bowl, whisk eggs until well blended. Add in milk (and cream) and continue to whisk until all is blended.
  3. Saute' chopped vegetables in 1 tablespoon of butter or oil just until translucent (3 to 5 minutes).
  4. Add vegetables to egg/milk mixture. Stir in meat (optional). Add shredded cheeses.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Pour mixture into 9" or 10" pie plate, lightly sprayed with cooking oil.
  7. Thinly slice a fresh tomato and garnish.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 25 to 30 minutes until quiche is lightly browned and cooked all through.
  9. Let set for 5 minutes before serving.

 

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

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No bake cookies platedAm I the only baker on the planet who has never made these awesome chocolate and peanut butter no bake cookies?  A few weeks ago my sous-chef dishwashing mom and I delivered a panful of PW cinnamon rolls to our friend Julie.  Julie had given us fresh

PW Cinnamon Rolls

garden tomatoes the day before and we needed to return her basket.  In keeping with true southern tradition (never return a plate, or garden box, empty) we included some fresh-out-of-the-oven cinnamon rolls with our return.

When Julie returned our cinnamon roll pan she included No Bake Cookies!  (Aren’t we lucky?!)
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Let’s Pray

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On my blog Prayer page, I received the following comment and request from Judy.  She says “Please pray for my daughter Sheila McLean. She just found out this past Friday that she has a mass, the size of a quarter, in her lung and a spot on the kidney, and they both are malignant”.

Oh.  My heart just nearly stopped.  I remember as if it were yesterday when my sous-chef dishwashing mom received the phone call that changed our life.  Her mammogram biopsy was malignant and she needed treatment to start right away.  Heart stopping — that is what happens when you hear CANCER.

As the fear starts rising up it takes everything a person has inside to say “No, I will not fear.”   That is the time to turn to scripture, turn to God and let His strength replace our weakness.  It is easier to say than to do.  However, I have to believe He knows that and that is why we read 365 times “fear not” in His Word.  He knows we fear!

When prayer replaces fear I have seen God move in ways that can be only described as supernatural.   I found a series  on Focus On The Family about prayer.  I am reprinting the titles and linking to their website because I am living proof that prayer changes everything.

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“Hear my prayer, O LORD, listen to my cry for help.” –Psalm 39:12 (NIV)

Prayer and The Difference It Makes

“Prayer is an open door which none can shut,” wrote Charles Spurgeon in “Morning and Evening.” “Devils may surround you on all sides,” he continued, “but the way upward is always open, and as long as that road is unobstructed, you will not fall into the enemy’s hand.”

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The Availability of Prayer

2 Chronicles 30:27 (MSG)

The priests and Levites had the last word: they stood and blessed the people. And God listened, listened as the ascending sound of their prayers entered his holy heaven.

Prayer Has Its Reasons

Pray with Simplicity   Matthew 6:5

“And when you come before God, don’t turn that into a theatrical production either. All these people making a regular show out of their prayers, hoping for stardom! Do you think God sits in a box seat?

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Learning From The Prayer Life of Jesus

Ask for What You Need

One day he was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said, “Master, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.”  Luke 11:1

It is a privilege to  pray for Judy and Sheila.  I know prayer makes a difference in our world. But it is up to us to offer our prayers humbly and regularly with praise and thanksgiving to the one who created us, hears us, and loves us.

Blessings, Catherine

 

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