My very kind neighbor came over after the last snow and cleared my driveway with his ATV and snow blade.
I was oh so very happy and grateful, which of course means, he needed a treat.
This is what I made him.
what you'll need my snow bunnies:
~5 oz. cake flour
~1/2 c. sugar
~1/4 tsp. baking soda
~1/4 tsp. baking powder
~1/4 tsp. salt
Whisk to combine and add:
~6 Tbs. butter, softened
~1/4 c. buttermilk (not low fat if possible)
~1 Tb. sour cream (full fat)
~1 large egg
~1 egg yolk
~1 tsp. vanilla
Pour this into a greased 8" springform pan, then layer with a generous cup of blueberries, like so:
~ 1 c. flour
~ 2 T. cornstarch
~ 1/2 c. sugar
~ 1 Tb. brown sugar
~ 1/8 tsp. salt
~ 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), room temp
~ 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
Mix with a fork till you get a pebbly texture, kind of like a crumbly cookie dough.
Layer over the berries. Then gently press them down a bit.
Preheat the oven to 325*F and bake for about 40-45 minutes. Make sure the rack isn't too low in the oven (or too high if that is where your heating elements are).
When your cake is baked through, give it 10 minutes, then remove from the pan.
I decided to lay the cake on a cardboard round and wrap it up in some plastic gift wrap with a little label so they'd know what I made for them.
Which was done really, because my husband was to deliver it and you know how guys are at explaining things.
Me..."Don't forget to tell them its Blueberry Pecan Coffeecake, okay? Honey, did you hear me?"
"Oh thank you so much! Really, you didn't have to go to so much trouble! It looks great, what is it?" says my kind neighbor.
"Its uh...well, its probably....um....cake?" says my cute, but forgetful husband.
yeah, this is why I label.