Jan 10, 2013

The canning larder and a recipe

These mixed formerly-dry beans were soaked overnight and then pressure-canned. Really delicious. Handy to not have to soak them each time you want beans for a recipe.
Carrots, green beans, zucchini pickles, dill pickles, tomato juice, sauerkraut, applesauce, dilly beans, sliced apples in syrup, different jellies, and pickled beets. 
The most amazing chicken soup!!
 And a recipe:
Rustic Blueberry Yogurt Cake - Double recipe.

Blueberry Yogurt Cake
Makes 6 hearty servings. Double recipe shown in pic. Do not overmix!
(recipe from Sunset Magazine [1])
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter (at room temp)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1  teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 cup blueberries (I used frozen)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1  cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream 1/2 cup butter with the granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir into butter mixture. Add yogurt and mix; gently stir in blueberries. Stir only enough to combine ingredients, do not overmix.
In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and walnuts. Pour half the cake batter into a buttered and floured 8-inch square baking pan. Sprinkle with half the brown sugar mixture and top with the remaining batter.
Combine the remaining brown sugar mixture with 2 tablespoons butter and sprinkle over the top of the batter. Bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

4 comments:

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Oh my! Now I have pantry envy, you're so organized! Someday I hope my pantry will look that good. The cake sounds delish!

NoahC said...

Double that pantry envy for me, too. Wow!

Barbara Clarke said...

The blueberry recipe looks yummy. Thanks for sharing. Mom

Julie said...

Wow. Although I've been growing food forever, last year was my first attempt at canning--and I have serious canning/pantry envy! I can't imagine how long it took to preserve all of the lovely food--but boy, isn't it fabulous to pull out a taste of summer in the winter?! New follower--can't wait to visit again soon!