Wednesday, February 06, 2008


Yesterday I did the weekly shopping and found discounted blueberries at Wal-Mart and a flour grinding thing for whole wheat at the local co-op so I decided to make whole wheat blueberry crumb cake. Here's the recipe I came up with by tweaking a few recipes to add the whole wheat and fruit:

Whole Wheat Blueberry Crumb Cake

Cake
2 cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour***
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
4 Tbsp butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup milk
1 large egg
About 1 cup fresh blueberries

Topping
1/4 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1/2 cup packed Brown sugar
4 Tbsp butter

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix flour, salt and baking powder and set aside. Then, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and milk to the butter and sugar mix. Then, mix in dry ingredients until moist (now it is important to note here that you may need to add a little milk if you live in a dry climate... Your cake should be like a muffin batter consistency if it is moist enough). Finally, add your blueberries and fold in gently. Pour into a greased 8X8 inch pan.

Now, take the topping ingredients and cut in the butter with either a fork or your food processor until the toping is crumbly. Don't overdo it!!! Sprinkle on top of your cake.

Bake for about 45 minutes. Top with powdered sugar if you like!

*** You will have better results if you use pastry flour. It is ground finer that "all-purpose" whole wheat. Most "all-purpose" whole wheat is ground for bread. For lighter baked goods you will want to use the pastry kind.

5 comments:

Mona Um Ibrahim said...

Assalamu Alaikum. Looks YUMMY :) wow you ground your own flour? what is the advantage of doing that? and where did you get the grinder from?

Umm Ibrahim said...

Assalaamu alaikum,

YUM! Masha'Allah looks and sounds really delicious... if only buying blueberries (when available) didn't break the bank here in Saudi!

UmmLayla said...

Mona, They have a grinder at the co-op I go to now (just got it). The advantage is that it just seems to make lighter bread and nutritionaly the sooner you bake it after you grind it the more the vitamin content... Vit E in particular degrades after you grind it. The lady who taught me to make whole grain bread actually had a grinder of her own... But they are expensive!LOL

UmmIbrahim, yeah no blueberries but I'm sure you have other yummy fruits and veggies to make up for it!LOL Everywhere but here seems to have more variety!LOL And WY is the worst, half the time the checkers don't even know the vegetable you are buying is (if you can find anything fresh that is!LOL).

Anonymous said...

yee crumb cake woman!!! I thought you were on a diet-like me! Ya know I come here thinking this is a safe place!! J/k hehe
~Brooke

UmmLayla said...

Brooke, I obessesily bake and force my family to eat when I'm on a diet... Sad, I know!LOL