Friday, May 18, 2012

Blueberry & Raspberry Streusel






Time flies & now we at The Home Bakers are baking the 3rd cake from the cookbook  Coffee Cakes by Lou Siebert Pappas.  Actually this is my 2nd  bake for THB.  This recipe has been chosen by one of the member,  Chaya of Bizzy Bakes




Jane Austen moment in Persuasion

Chapter 6

He had been several years at sea, and had, in the course of those removals to which all midshipmen are liable, and especially such midshipmen as every captain wishes to get rid of, been six months on board Captain Frederick Wentworth's frigate, the Laconia; and from the Laconia he had, under the influence of his captain, written the only two letters which his father and mother had ever received from him during the whole of his absence; that is to say, the only two disinterested letters; all the rest had been mere applications for money.
In each letter he had spoken well of his captain; but yet, so little were they in the habit of attending to such matters, so unobservant and incurious were they as to the names of men or ships, that it had made scarcely any impression at the time; and that Mrs Musgrove should have been suddenly struck, this very day, with a recollection of the name of Wentworth, as connected with her son, seemed one of those extraordinary bursts of mind which do sometimes occur. 


 



For full recipe please hop over to Chaya of Bizzy Bakes & to view all the lovely bakes of The Home Bakers members please click here. Have a lovely weekend!



Added some raspberries & replace buttermilk to yogurt for this recipe.







Bon Appetit





Flowers From My Garden 

Viburnum Opulus is the Latin name of this plant but over here in France we called it The Snow Ball flower! It does look like a snow ball, doesn't it! LOL





Have a lovely day!

63 comments:

  1. Hi Kit, Your cake looks wonderful! With raspberries, sounds really yum, if only berries are more affordable here! 10 minutes? Break record, LOL!!
    Another lovely flower from your beautiful garden! They are gorgeous! Have a lovely delicious weekend!

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    1. Thanks Joyce! Hahah.. it's quite rare that they can finish the whole cake in 10 minutes unless it was REALLY delicious! I don't think they can break that record anymore! LOL Have a wonderful weekend, Joyce! :)

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  2. hey, you're not late this time!haha! Kit, the cake is so pretty and i really like your pictures and music too! not a bad idea to add in some raspberries for a little tartness. Yes, i totally agreed that this cake is really delicious! so not 'will' make again?? haha! your boys will make sure that you stick on to that affirmation!

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    1. LOL... thanks Lena! Ya, the last time I was the last who posted so now I use my little brain & work it out!!! LOL Ya, it was really delicious that they asked me to bake it again!! I said have to wait till we harvest our raspberries this summer! hahahah Ya, I can't run away from this anymore! LOL Have a wonderful weekend, Lena! =)

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  3. Your streusel looks very yummy. You are such a great baker! I love your garden and flowers, too - they are so pretty.

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely words! Glad that you like it I must say that I love gardening too! Have a lovely weekend, dear Amy! =)

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  4. I see you added a little twist to that fabulous Blueberry Streusel Recipe and I must say, Kit, I "likey." Blueberries will be in season just in time for National Blueberry Month in July, I will be thinking about this streusel until then:) Oh how I love Blueberries!!!

    Your "snow ball" plant looks mighty healthy!!! I love that the "balls" are popping with delight:)

    Thank you so much for sharing...

    P.S. Yes, I am back from Idaho but right now I'm just catching up on what I missed:)

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    1. Hi Louise, so glad to hear from you again! Thanks again for your lovely words! The berry season has not started yet over here. Hopefully we will harvest some delicious berries this summer! Have & lovely day, Dear Louise! =)

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  5. Gorgeous dessert and the flowers Kit!I love the blueberries and raspberries inside!So delicious and yummy!Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks Soni! Glad that you like it! Yes, I love berries & can't wait till we harvest these delightful berries during summer time! Have a nice day, Soni! =)

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  6. Hi Kit, wow...such a gorgeous presentation and the flowers OMG... it's so beautiful. I really admire all your beautiful flowers.

    And your cake look absolutely delicious and tempting. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a nice day. Regards.

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    1. Thank so much dear Amelia! Glad that you like this post! Have a lovely day dear! =)

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  7. Eileen@Hundred Eighty DegreesMay 18, 2012 at 7:23 AM

    Great idea to add raspberries. Awesome presentation!

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping by & your kind words! Hope to see you again. Have a lovely day! =)

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  8. This does look like a fantastic coffee cake. I love the height of it and the moist texture. Also, the changes you made to the original were a tasty improvement. Delicious and stunning! Enjoy the weekend!

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    1. Thanks a lot Tina! It's delicious with raspberries & I'm sure we can add any berries to this recipe! Have a nice day! =)

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  9. You so know how to make your bakes look appetising. I'm sure this cake is absolutely delicious, but you have the knack of making it look delicious too. Fantastic photographs and it all looks so much nicer with your lovely flowers.

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  10. hi Kit,
    This cake is really delicious. The recipe is definitely a keeper. Beautiful clicks and the snow balls are so gorgeous :D. You have to give me some pointers on how to click great photos. I suck at photographs :(
    Have a lovely weekend dear.
    A big cyber hug to you :D
    Anuja

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely compliment! I took these photos near a window to have the maximum light possible. But I prefer take outdoor photos with natural light. That's the key to have nice pictures actually! Hope this will help, dear! Have a lovely day, Anuja! =)

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  11. Wow. This is seriously gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words! Nice to hear from you again! Have a nice day! =)

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  12. Hi Kit, the cake looks gorgeous and yes yogurt is always a good option for buttermilk.
    Aren't those Hydrangeas? I have one bush at my house.

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    1. Thanks a lot Balvinder! I think they 're the same family as Hydrangeas! It's just that the flowers are smaller! Oh good! you've one in your place! What color is yours?

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  13. What a special garden with such beautiful flowers. Enjoy them.

    The raspberries had to make this great cake, even better, and I hope to add them, when I make the cake, again. I am glad you liked it as much as we did. Thanks for baking with me, this month.

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    1. Thanks Chaya for dropping by & your kind words! This recipe is a keeper & I'll certainly try it again during the summer when we harvest our berries! Have a lovely day, Chaya! =)

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  14. You have a special touch in the presentation of your cakes. They are just so special, beautiful and surely very nice. I am drooling!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely compliment! I do appreciate it. Glad that you like my cakes! Have a nice day, Alida! =)

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  15. wow...lovely cliks...gorgeous presentation indeed..love it
    Tasty Appetite

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    1. Thanks a lot Jay! Glad that you like my presentation! Have a lovely day, Jay! =)

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  16. Well this certainly looks a treat - this is the second blueberry recipe I have seen today and you are seriously encouraging me to pop out and buy some and get baking.

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    1. Hahah... thanks a lot & glad that you like this post. It's a delicious recipe that certainly worth the try! Happy baking! =)

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  17. What a rich blueberry & raspberry streusel u have presented.. I m drooling right here... Just hope that I can have a slice of it...

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! I would love to share this Streusel with you! Have a lovely day! =)

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  18. Wow this looks amazing ,love all the fruit inside :) great presentation...

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    1. Thanks a lot Clairejustine! You're so sweet! Wish you a pleasant day, dear! =)

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  19. Wow your flowers are blooming, over here is still slow but the Grandiflora you gave me is blooming.

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    1. Great! My Grandiflora is blooming too! Don't worry, they'll bloom once the weather turn warmer! =)

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  20. Streusel is always great, not to mention with berries!
    Beautiful snowball flowers!

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    1. Thanks Angie! Ya, it's really delicious even without the berries! Simply yummy! Have a lovely day! =)

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous pictures - and I love berries and streusal so much! ^^ I love everything about this post!

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping by & your lovely words! Glad that you like this post. Hope to see you again! Have a nice day! =)

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  22. This cake sounds perfectly delicious to me. I could eat a handful of that streusel all by itself. Your flowers are gorgeous as well!!

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    1. Thanks Mary! Ya, I agreed that I can eat this struesel all by itself! LOL.. Really tempting though ! ahahah Have a lovely day, Mary! =)

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  23. I love it, love the mix of blueberries and the strudel:) delicious!

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  24. The cake looks just as attractive as the snow ball flower! Looks like you have a big garden & you do enjoy the gardening very much! Good for you, Kit! It's not just a healthy hobby but also a kind of exercise!

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  25. Your Streusel looks perfect and I love the fresh fruit inside!! It's great to have a crunchy topping on a cake! :-)

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  26. Deliciousness! I love the berryy mixture and the streusel looks like just what I imagine when I think of a coffee cake!

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  27. Berry goodness! This cake looks scrumptious! PS: I love your cake stand!

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  28. It is such a shame that I'm missing this bake. Both your cake and flowers look very beautiful. You are always the master of all "beauty creations" :D LOL!

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  29. I really dunno the reason, I simply love all your cakes. you always know how to present them in a very beautiful pose.... LOL...

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  30. wow....awesome cake dear..........and the clicks from ur garden is superb

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  31. I simply loved it, Kit. You are an amazing baker...this looks like something I have seen in beautiful food photographs in Baking books. I loved the fact that you replaced blueberries with raspberries and replaced buttermilk with yougurt. This adds your own personal touch to the cake. Please send me a piece!

    Have a great day!!

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  32. I do love this kind of cake - particularly with blueberries.
    Your garden looks great too!

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  33. Youre cake looks amazing! I really like the use off all the flowers in youre pictures. I start to wonder how lovely your garden looks!

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  34. I just adore all your beautiful photos and flowers so much!...sigh.... wish I had a garden as lovely as yours :) The streusel looks tasty and love that u decided to go rouge with the recipe and add raspberries =) Have a great week ~Hugs!

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  35. Your photos are magical and the cake sounds delicious. My family would devour it. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  36. Yum, your cake looks gorgeous! And i love your snow ball flowers. They're one of my favourites: here in Italy we call them ortensia...

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  37. I love berries in cake the streusel topping looks delicious! Yum!

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  38. Thank you so much everyone for your lovely words & compliments! Glad that all of you like this Streusel ! Have a lovely day! :)

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  39. Lovely photos Kit! And your cake turned out really great. BTW, I'm also a Jane Austen fan and I don't know how many times I've read Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion!

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  40. Your cake turned out moist and delish! Lovley post!

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  41. Hi, I love the flowers and your photos! I just joined the Home Bakers and look forward to seeing more lovely pictures in future. I am also a great fan of Jane Austen, should go re-read the books again soon :)

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