Tuesday, March 24, 2009
TWD: Blueberry Crumb Cake (and Marshmallows)
Mm mm, yum! I really enjoyed this week's Tuesday's with Dorie recipe, Blueberry Crumb Cake. Thanks so much to Sihan of Befuddlement for the great pick. Not only was it a winner in the taste department (the crumb topping was fantastic!), but it also gets credit for making my house smell wonderful for days after baking.
I halved the recipe and made it in a 6-inch round pan.
In retrospect, I wish I would have used a slightly larger pan as it ran over just a tad (this seems to be a recurring theme lately).
My only other change was to use egg yolks in place of the whole egg. I also made Dorie's marshmallows (still trying to catch up), so I had a shortage of whites and an excess of yolks. Not surprisingly, my cake looks a little extra yellow.
Here are my marshmallows. I made half plain and half with a swirl of raspberry sauce, although the swirl looks more like a schmear.
I don't know why, but I kept thinking the marshmallows would be similar to divinity (which I LOOOOVE). But they weren't really. They actually tasted a lot like... marshmallows! (Why was I surprised? I don't know.) They were good, but I prefer divinity. I guess I'm jaded as to what fluffy white homemade confections should taste like.
I'm sure these marshmallows would have been awesome dunked in a big mug of hot chocolate, though.
OK, on to next week, when we make coconut butter thins. Please see Sihan's site for the cake recipe, or check out Dorie Greenspan's book, "Baking: From my Home to Yours". For the marshmallows, please visit Judy's blog at Judy's Gross Eats for the recipe.