Menu Monday – Mother’s Day Breakfast with Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Friend of ‘The Four’ – Gina Ferwerda is showing us how we can celebrate Mother’s Day in a couple of delicious ways. For

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Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake 

Serves 12

Blueberry Cake

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2½ cups fresh blueberries, divided use

Topping

  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 stick cold butter, cut into cubes

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

MAKE BLUEBERRY CAKE

  • In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Using an electric stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together the softened butter and sugar on high speed until creamy. Turn the mixer to medium-low and slowly add eggs, vanilla and buttermilk. Add the flour mixture and beat until thoroughly combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, as necessary.
  • Gently fold in lemon zest and 2 cups of blueberries. Pour batter into a greased 9-by-13-inch baking dish, then top with the remaining ½ cup of blueberries.

MAKE TOPPING

  • In a medium bowl, mix together sugars and flour. Using a pastry cutter or a large fork, cut butter into mixture until butter is well-incorporated.

ASSEMBLE

  • Dollop the crumble topping evenly over the blueberry batter. Bake, uncovered, for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

NOTE: Add the zest of 2 lemons for a more pronounced lemon flavor in this cake.

Peach Bellinis

Serves 4

  • 1 (16-ounce) bag frozen peaches, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ⅓ cup simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar)
  • ⅓ cup triple sec
  • Sparkling wine, prosecco or champagne

Place peaches, sugar, lemon juice, simple syrup and triple sec in a blender or food processor, and blend or process until all ingredients are well-incorporated.

Add 2 ounces of peach puree to each of 4 champagne flutes, then top with sparkling wine, prosecco or champagne.

NOTE: Leftover peach puree can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Frozen peach puree equals 1¾ cups. Add ⅓ cup simple syrup and ⅓ cup triple sec to the puree, and that equals approximately 2½ cups.

If using fresh peaches for the puree: Blend 2 fresh peaches, peeled and seeded, along with 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and that equals approximately ¾ cup.

Mozzarella, Basil & Prosciutto Peach Skewers

Serves 4

  • 1 fresh peach, seeded and quartered
  • 4 fresh mozzarella balls
  • 4 fresh basil leaves
  • 4 slices prosciutto or prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella slices
  • 4 cocktail skewers (at least 3 inches long)

Add 1 quartered peach to a skewer followed by a mozzarella ball. Add a fresh basil leaf and prosciutto or prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella slice. Repeat with remaining skewers. Serve with Peach Bellinis.

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