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GRANDMA'S BLUEBERRY CAKE, MY WAY (GF, DF)


VIEW FROM TOP, PIECES OF BLUEBERRY CAKE IN SMALL DISHES, LAVENDER FLOWERS, OLD RECIPE PAPER, BLACK TEA ON MUG


This blueberry cake is so full of nostalgia and memories... I'm sure you all have that grandma's favourite dessert that reminds you so many moments of your childhood, well this is one of mine. 
I feel very lucky to have the original recipe from my grandmother, with her handwriting, a paper that is maybe 30 or 40 years old, or who knows maybe more given the paper condition and the colour...
My mother gave it to me and I keep it along with other recipes with a lot of care. 


In those days when I was a child and enjoyed summers in New Brunswick we used to spend the day picking wild blueberries from the backyard, just a few steps away from the sea. Each one would carry his own bucket full of them and later on we would put them all together to clean them and remove any branch or leaves left out. Some of them would be kept fresh and some other would be freezed, all of them to make jellies, cakes, tarts and crumbles...


PIECES OF BLUEBERRY CAKE IN SMALL DISHES, LAVENDER FLOWERS, OLD RECIPE PAPER, BLACK TEA ON MUG


I've already made clear I'm a serious blueberry fan I think. A blueberry and pear smoothie here, peach and blueberry tartlets there, a blueberry frozen cake... What can I say...the blog itself has the name on it. 


It is a super easy cake to make and the result is a delicious cake that melts in your mouth. 
She used to make a sort of crumble that would be on top of the cake but she stopped doing it and some other times she would serve it with a warm caramel sauce but I think the cake is so good it does not need it. I called it grandma's cake "my way" because I made some little adjustments to make it gluten and dairy free. If you want to make it vegan you just need to replace the egg with 1 Tbsp ground flax seeds soaked in 2 Tbsp water for 5 minutes.

So if you would excuse me I'm going to follow the family tradition and have a nice piece of this blueberry cake with a black tea, Orange Pekoe if possible, some like it with a few drops of milk, some other just plain... 


PIECE OF BLUEBERRY CAKE ON SMALL WHITE DISH, TEA MUG

MUG WITH BLUEBERRIES INSIDE



BLUEBERRY CAKE RECIPE (GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup gluten free oat flour or regular oat flour
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour 
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. baking powder (gluten free or regular) 
  • 1/2 Tbsp. fine pink Himalayan salt 
  • 1/2 Tbsp. ground nutmeg 
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup almond milk 
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
PILES BLUEBERRY PIECES OF CAKE IN A DISH

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC
  2. Mix all dry ingredients: oat, buckwheat and almond flour + sugar + baking powder +salt and nutmeg. 
  3. In another bowl mix the egg + coconut oil + milk.
  4. Add this mix to the dry ingredients and mix all well with a whisk.
  5. Flour the blueberries a bit, ad to the dough and mix all well.
  6.  Grease and flour a 20 cm squared pan. Pour the dough evenly and tap a couple of times so the air bubbles come out. 
  7. Set the oven to 190ºC and place the pan in the middle. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, it will depend on the oven. I had it 30 minutes, using a silicone mould and it was perfect.
  8. Once ready, remove from the oven and allow to cool a bit on a rack.
  9. Serve warm or cold. 

VIEW FROM TOP, PIECES OF BLUEBERRY CAKE IN SMALL DISHES, LAVENDER FLOWERS, OLD RECIPE PAPER, BLACK TEA ON MUG, LIGHTED CANDLE, RETRO SPOONS

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  1. Oh this recipe brings back so many recipes. I know your grandmother. I was in our local church choir with her. She is a wonderful cook. My mother-in-law had the same recipe. I love that you treat these treasures with the respect that is their due. You sound like a very special person. I am so happy to have "found" your blog. Gale

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  2. Thank you so much for your kind words Gale! These are the type of messages that boost my motivation. I am so happy you enjoy reading my blog! :)Best regards xoxoxo

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