Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Mossyrock Blueberry Festival

It's blueberry time!!!!

These are blueberries from Richie's blueberry plants.  The first picture are berries off of a blueberry bush variety called Rubel.  They are extra small blueberries that are good for baking. 

 Bigger berries!

The other day I tried out a new coffee cake recipe, and was pretty happy with the results!  So was my blueberry-loving Daddy!  "Not overly sweet," he said "and moist and flavorful." 

Are you talked into trying this out yet???
 Streusel Topping
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pan
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon allspice
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2/3 cup low-fat buttermilk, well shaken
1 1/2 cups blueberries
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make streusel topping: In a medium bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, and salt. Cut in the butter until large, moist crumbs form. Chill.
Butter and flour a 9-inch square baking pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and allspice. In a large bowl, beat the butter and granulated sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add egg; beat well. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately until just combined.  In a large bowl, toss the blueberries with a teaspoon of flour. Fold blueberries into the batter; spoon into prepared pan.
Sprinkle cake with streusel topping. Bake until golden brown and a tester comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes.

P.S. Double this recipe for a 13x9 pan!   You're gonna need that much! :-)

I went down to the Blueberry festival with my family to watch the parade.  It's always a fun time!

It's weird to see so many people crowded into our little town!
 For those who don't "get" this, Mayfield, Riffe, and Kosmos were demolished and drowned when the dams went in back in the 60's. 


  1. Oh boy! We were sooooo blessed to have some of that coffee cake yesterday! It is amazing! Well, the BAKER is really amazing too!:-)
    We finished it off on our way home last night. Ah, blueberry bliss for Daddy! Thanks so much for such a yummy treat. The pics of the blueberries are beautiful! Such a blessing to be able to pick them right off your own plants just outside your door. The Blueberry Festival parade sure was fun!
    Love you!

  2. Your pictures are always so beautiful Lydia! I enjoy looking at them whenever you post something new.
    I will most definitely try out that blueberry recipe! sounds mouth watering! :0)

    Wish I could have seen you at the festival...... we were there, but I guess we just missed each other. ;)

    Have a blessed Day!
    Love in Christ ~ Hannah :-)