day 14: blackberry coffee cake

I think 500×500 feels a little too big for pictures. Let’s try 400×400 today.

 

This was also something I’d made a loooong time ago. Under the influence of Costco blackberries.

Same recipe as before. I love that recipe, it’s easy and everything turns out really well. I did two layers of streusel, but again there wasn’t a really obvious line. Bummer.

About the aging of the cake – it does have a definite “best by” date. I kept working at it over the course of a week or so, and it tasted best around 2-3 days in. By the end of the week it had started to take on a dairy-cheesey taste. Not necessarily a reason to throw it out, but definitely not as good as it was before.

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I love the crumbly little valleys. They’re so pretty and they break up the loaf really well.

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And the golden brown! Yum.

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The interesting thing about all the excess parchment paper was that it provided a kind of extra wall for the cake to adhere to, which allowed it to rise substantially higher than it did the first time, when I was really fussy about trimming it down.

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Here you can see that the dome is very round and bread-like rather than flat. It was really high when it first came out of the oven, but deflated a little by the time I took the picture, which was kind of sad but it’s all the same in my stomach, anyway.

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Parchment paper is so glorious when it comes to cleanup. It does make a funny kind of pruney-wrinkly pattern, though.

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Although you can’t really tell once you take the paper off.

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Isn’t the purple so rich and pretty? And the crumble…

I’m starting to want to make another one… >.>

 

❤ Emily

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