Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Brunch

Our good friends Gerald, Robyn and their son Drew joined us for Easter Brunch today and I was so excited to see them and feed them.  Here is the table all set with everything but the Ham.

Now for some food porn as some of my friends call it:

Eggs in Hashbrown Baskets - Pioneer Woman made these on her Food Network show, so I went to the website and got that recipe.  They were so delish - everyone really enjoyed them.

Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake (I'll share the recipe in a bit)

Robyn brought a nice big bowl of delicious fruit - I LOVE fresh fruit!!
We also had ham, guess who didn't get a picture of it.  And I was going to take a picture of everyone at the table, but guess who got to talking and forgot.

We also had coffee and bloody mary's with brunch.  And then we all needed a nap from the food coma, haha.

Now, about that blueberry cake, I found the recipe on the internet, but I don't know where so I can't give the site credit.  But I can tell you this it was so scrumptious.  We all LOVED it.  Sadly I should have made a bigger pan of it - next time I'll double the recipe as this only makes a 9x9 square pan of cake.  So here is the recipe.

Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake

1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temp)
2 tsp lemon zest or more - I used the zest from 1 large lemon
7/8 cup sugar (7/8 cup = 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons)
1 egg, room temp
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups fresh blueberries (some like to coat the blueberries with a bit of the flour the recipe calls for, but I didn't do that - you can, just use about a 1/4 cup)
1/2 cup buttermilk**

**To make homemade buttermilk, place 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup.  Fill the cup with milk to the 1 cup line.  Let it stand for 5 minutes, then use 1/2 cup as the recipe calls for.

1.) Preheat the oven to 350.  Cream butter with the lemon zest and the sugar till light and fluffy
2.) Add the egg and vanilla and beat till combined. 
3.) Whisk or sift the flour, baking powder and salt together
4.) Add the flour mixture to the batter a little at a time, alternating with the buttermilk.
5.) Fold in blueberries.
6.) Grease a 9 inch square pan (I like to use pam for baking).  Spread batter into pan.  Sprinkle a tablespoon of sugar on top of the batter or I used coarse decorator sugar.
7.)  Bake for 35 to 45 minutes till a toothpick comes out clean and cool at least 15 minutes before serving.

Hope you'll try the recipe, it is so good.

Happy Stitches and Hugs and a very Happy Easter,


black bear cabin said...

it all looks delicious! yummmmmm! Happy Easter :)

Candace said...

Yum! I saw the hashbrown baskets on PW's show and wondered how they would be - looks like you did a great job!