Blueberry Brunch Squares

Brunch is one of my favourite things to plan a menu for. Recently I had my in-laws over on a Sunday and I wanted to balance out the menu by having some sweet and savoury dishes to serve. That way, I could appeal to both sides of the palette. One of the dishes I made was a blueberry cake with leftover blueberries I had frozen in the freezer. It is a great way to use up the blueberries and have a snack for the kids school lunches. I hope you try this recipe and let me know what you think.

baked the cake in a 8×8 square brownie pan.

Here is what you will need:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1/4 cup plain sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar for the stoping
Prepare your pan . I drew an outline of the bottom of the pan in pencil on top of parchment paper. Cut the shape out, sprayed the pan with cooking spray and laid the pencil side down on top of the cooking spray.

Here is how to make it:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Grease an 8×8 square pan with butter or cooking spray.
  • Toss the blueberries in a 1/4 cup flour and set aside.
  • place a sheet of parchment paper at the bottom of the pan, the same size as the pan.
  • Mix the egg and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Add the sour cream and the lemon zest.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt together. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture alternating it with the milk and ending with the flour (i.e. flour, milk, flour).
  • Fold in the blueberries, be careful to not over mix otherwise the blueberries will fall apart.
  • Spread cake mixture into prepared baking pan.
  • Sprinkle with sugar
  • Bake in the oven for 30 – 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  • Cut into squares and serve.
Incorporate the flour alternating with the milk(starting and ending with the flour)
Make sure the flour is well incorporated before you add the blueberries.
Tossing the blueberries in a 1/4 cup of flour will stop them from sinking to the bottom when baking.
Make sure when folding in the blueberries to not over mix otherwise, they will start to break apart especially if using frozen blueberries.
Spread the cake mix in the pan. Be sure to sprinkle the sugar on before placing the pan in the oven.
Bake until it is golden. Let cool before cutting into squares.

I hope this recipe inspires you to be creative in your kitchen – enjoy!

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