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Monday, July 23, 2012

Blackberries and Buttermilk

It's happened again: Cottage and Broome (my mother and I) have been reunited! And at the cottage, no less. I'm home for brief visit and while there will be no crafting in the few days we have together, there has been baking. The baking of a blackberry buttermilk cake. The recipe is from the latest addition of Food and Wine magazine. Click on Buttermilk Cake with Blackberries to go to the recipe.




A fairly simple and quick recipe, requiring just a few ingredients (about 10) and only 15 minutes of prep time, plus another 30 for baking, this is a perfect summertime dessert. I wouldn't even have time to get a manicure in the amount of minutes I spent in the kitchen - it was that short!


Below are a few before snaps of our pre-baked cake: 



You can see we artfully arranged our berries.



We made a rookie mistake, we set the timer for 30 minutes as stated but we did not look at the cake until the timer went off, about 4 minutes over done, a little dark on top. We were busy blogging, it happens! But it did not diminish the taste, it was still moist and yummy on the inside. And of course we added real whipped cream…….



Mom say this recipe will definitely stay in the summer shortcake - berry dessert rotation. And for all you dish lovers out there the pattern is Johnson Brothers Eton.


It has been a good visit biking, reading, walking, swimming, enjoying the beach and resting. 
Plus the weather has been perfect.

48 comments:

Rosemary Aubut said...

Wow and yum! This looks delish!!!!!

KP said...

I can attest....it was delish!

Olive Cooper said...

Hi Andrea and Laura, the cake is lovely and buttermilk always enhances a recipe. xoxo, olive

Lynn Proctor said...

when i think of blackberries i think of my grandmother's blackberry cobbler--this looks amazing :)

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful cake, love the dish. Thoughtful of you to give the pattern name. I would love a nice slice of this cake right about now! xo

In My Wild Eden said...

What a beautiful cake! You make me want to go visit my mom and bake something with her!

Polly said...

looks so yummy!

NanaDiana said...

That looks like a wonderful, wonderful recipe for a summer shortcake- xo Diana

Treat and Trick said...

Nicely decorated and delicious! FYI, custard powder is made of cornstarch but you can substitute it with cornflour, it still works. Look for it at the baking supplies section of your supermarket.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Looks delish! Fresh berries and real whip cream, can't beat that combination!

Trisha said...

I didn't realize how hungry I was until I saw this yumminess!

~Trisha

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

This looks like a yummy cake....bet you and your mom enjoyed both baking and eating it. Enjoy your time together!

Leah H. said...

That is so yummy!

Visiting for FPM- hope you can stop by..

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Salmagundi said...

Our garden is abundant with blackberries right now, so I'll be sure to check out the recipe. Thanks for sharing. Sally

Revi said...

Wow, that looks good. And I love cooking with buttermilk...and eating it!
-Revi

Zena said...

Sounds delicious, great shots too

Mary said...

Lovely, luscious, homemade. I love blackberries.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Mmm. That looks really good. And berries are high in anti-oxidants so must be good for you, right? :)

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

A great summer treat!

Visiting from the Bunny Hop.
Debra

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This looks delicious!

I have enjoyed browsing your blog! Very nice!

Katherine

Leah H. said...

Looks so delicious! We love Blackberries:)

Visiting for FPM- hope you can stop by..

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Curtains in My Tree said...

I do believe I can make that cake this weekend

and I seen your basket on Ivy & elephants blog

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Bela receita...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Jo said...

Hey I'm visiting from What's it Wednesday and I'm new follower an also pinterest...this looks amazing,I love blackberries,it was not good season here in southeast Georgia,but I usually pick 'em wild and freeze for great recipes just like this hope you don't mind if I stick a "pin" in it on my pinterest.Looking forward to more good eats.

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Sounds wonderful, never had buttermilk care but have had buttermilk pie. Thanks for sharing!

Ewa said...

I so want to make it :)

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Oh, Andrea! I am so glad you get to spend time with your mom. I treasure every moment with mine. You look like you have fun cooking together. My mom always tells me she enjoys cooking with me! That looks delicious!
I will have to try this, thanks so much!
Blessings,
Susie

Gabriela Delworth said...

HPS!


Awesome recipe!


Gabriela

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Andrea, your cake looks wonderful! It's lovely that you and your mom get to spend some time together. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend. Happy Pink Saturday.

Blessings,
Sandi

Tami Kenner said...

Now that looks delicious!!
Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

RobinfromCA said...

This looks so delicious! I checked out the recipe and I think I just might have to put this into the recipe box. Thanks for sharing!
Robin

Lorraine said...

That cakes look fabulous, what a keeper! I love blackberries. I wish my NYC daughter was here baking with me. Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Susie Jefferson said...

Love it - and I love the dish you've served it on! Happy Pink Saturday.

LV said...

Wish I lived nearby and get the leftovers. I would dearly enjoy a big slice of this pie.

very merry vintage style said...

THis looks fabulous! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

NanE said...

I love blackberries and that cake looks really yummy! Thanks for sharing and Happy PINK Saturday, Nan

J.Rye said...

Yummy! Happy Pink Saturday.

Come join my Color Connection meme, it is also my PINK entry. Hope you join the fun!

Magnolia Cottage said...

Wow, your cake looks delicious! Happy Pink Saturday! Have a nice weekend.
Lisa

Annesphamily said...

Oh....yummy! Always hungry when visiting food fare! Enjoy the weekend!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Looks delicious. I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Blackberries and buttermilk. Two of my favorite things. What is not better with buttermilk? Hope your visit is a great one!! I would love it if you would share at Sunny Simple Sundays. http://sunnysimplelife.blogspot.com/2012/07/sunny-simple-sunday-8.html

Ivy and Elephants said...

This cake sounds divine! So simple and quick and I LOVE fresh berries!
I will definitely have to give this one a try. Thanks so much for linking and the shout out.
Hugs,
Patti

Ann said...

Oh, my mouth is watering! Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Jann Olson said...

Hi Andrea, I love blackberries and the cream; well let's just say it's so SWEET! Looks yummy, I can smell it baking. Love having you share with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

Beverly said...

Yum, this looks so good. I wish I could have had a slice for my birthday, too.

Happy Pink Saturday, and thank you for the birthday wishes. You made my day even more special.♥

Jody and Stan said...

Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Looks so good!

Jody

Honey at 2805 said...

You are featured today at Potpourri Friday at 2805!
Honey!

notchke said...

I love the plate but I don't think the pattern is Eton.

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