Monday, 13 September 2010

Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

Saturday I had asked Apolina of Bombay-Bruxelles and Marion of Crumbles et Cassonade for a day to my place. We have been wanting to do that for a while especially in the summer, but summer holidays has been busy so I asked them to my home and they accepted my invitation.
I knew we would have lots of fun, and Indeed we had.

It is always nice to meet other people who have the same passion of cooking and I think the whole time we were talking aobut food etc....
We had lunch in my place and then we went to the shopping street and to the beach, and ofcourse we also did a cooking shop which was really fun.
And ofcourse I have a another cooking book as they gave me this Indian cooking book and Apolina also gave this delicious home made Rgubarb pickle. You woudn't believe how delicous it is.


Marion before the Vodka Cocktail :-) and Tara Apolina's daughter playing with lego as we crazy women were busy in the shop :-)


Having lunch at my place and then having loads of fun in the cooking shop


Now to the recipe, I saw this recipe in the foodnetwork website.
Here they show her programme and I love to watch her cooking.
Recipe from Barefoot Contessa cooking show here

Ingredients
1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided
4 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
1/3 cup grated lemon zest (6 to 8 large lemons)
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, divided
3/4 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
One Cup of blueberries ( it wasnot in the recipe i just added)
For the glaze:
2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
3 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 2 (8 1/2 by 4 1/4 by 2 1/2-inch) loaf pans. You may also line the bottom with parchment paper, if desired.
Cream the butter and 2 cups granulated sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. With the mixer on medium speed, add the eggs, 1 at a time, and the lemon zest.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. In another bowl, combine 1/4 cup lemon juice, the buttermilk, and vanilla. Add the flour and buttermilk mixtures alternately to the batter, beginning and ending with the flour. Divide the batter evenly between the pans, smooth the tops, and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until a cake tester comes out clean.
Combine 1/2 cup granulated sugar with 1/2 cup lemon juice in a small saucepan and cook over low heat until the sugar dissolves. When the cakes are done, allow to cool for 10 minutes. Remove the cakes from the pans and set them on a rack set over a tray or sheet pan; spoon the lemon syrup over them. Allow the cakes to cool completely.
For the glaze, combine the confectioners' sugar and the lemon juice in a bowl, mixing with a wire whisk until smooth. Pour over the tops of the cakes and allow the glaze to drizzle down the sides.

55 comments:

Radhika said...

Love Ina's recipes. I like her more among all the hosts in food network.
I can imagine how good this pound cake tasted. Slurpp..

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

This looks so colourful and yummy!!=)

elra said...

What could be more fun then get together with friends and do thing you like?

Wonderful pound cake, blueberry and lemon are very nice addition to it too.

Deeba PAB said...

I wanna have fun in a bakeware shop with you too F, and then come home to this utterly charming pound cake! I DO!!

Happy Cook said...

Deeba I too hope that you can do this, we will have so much fun and then instead of cominghome and eating this pund cake we can bake together :-)

Asha @ FSK said...

I like Barefoot Contessa too!! Ina Garten is so warm and down to Earth!! :))

Pavani said...

Wow.. foodies meeting to eat and shop--sounds so much fun. Cake looks yummm..

Vrinda said...

I am a big fan of Ina Garten..Delicous n moist cake...yummmmmmm

Bong Mom said...

The pound cake looks so dreamy Fin. S all geared up for college ?

Ragini Miranda's Kitchen said...

the cake turned out super !! looks delicious !!

Smita Srivastava said...

Enjoyed goin thru ur wonderful blog ...

- Smita
littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com

Priya said...

Beautiful and delicious cake..very colourful..Glad to know u had loads fun with ur foodie's meet..

meeso said...

Nice combination of flavors :)

Snooky doodle said...

wow that cake looks so good!!

kothiyavunu.com said...

oh that looks so soft & delicious! death by blueberry! i just happened to make blueberry muffins a few minutes ago..:)

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Awesome pound cake !! Glad that you had fun with the fellow blogger's.

Gulmohar said...

Wow..you all had a terrific time together.
Ina's recipes are great. I have tried a couple of cakes from her, not this one.Looks like a wonderful combo

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

the pound cake looks amazingly good... Would love a slice! It is so fun to meet friends and chat over anything/everything !

Soma said...

Lemon and Blueberry is a classic combo! and look what a pretty looking cake here.

Rachel said...

All my fav flavours in the loaf!

indosungod said...

Shopping followed by a blueberry pound cake. You know how to treat your hungry guests :)

The Cooking Ninja said...

What a great get together! I hope to organise one soon here in Singapore.

Jayashree said...

That sounds like a fun meet, Finla. I like the way the blueberries are peeking out of those slices.

tigerfish said...

Love the colors of the blueberry lemon pound cake :) ..very enticing.

Swapna said...

Beautiful cake Finla :)...

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Thank you for your invitation! My post will be soon coming up...Your cake looks great :-)

sra said...

I think you will make this for me when I come for the blogger meet at Belgium ;)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice combo and cake looks super moist F !

notyet100 said...

delicious,..:-) lovely colour,.

Happy Cook said...

Sra I didn' tmake this cake for coffee when they were there.
Apolina yeah it was realy fun to spend time together.

myfrenchkitchen said...

It is so nice to see all of you and see the fun! this looks delicious...as always, so appetizing with that glorious color1
ronelle

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

wow..you girls had a lots of fun...cake looks very yummy!

Angie's Recipes said...

Beautiful pound cake! The combination of blueberry and lemon sounds great together!

Anna Johnston said...

Beautiful pound cake and such fun to share a day with like minded people.

foodandfashion said...

Indeed I recognize Marion and Apolina on those pictures. I can undestand it has been a nice day, just looking at those cooking moments and the type of shop you went to, it seems really nice!

Srimathi said...

Its so nice that you were able to meet up with fellow bloggers and have a blast of a time. the pound cake form BC looks awesome. she is the most elegant cook on FNW.

DEESHA said...

wow, lovely cake .. love blueberry

Margaret said...

I love blueberry cake and also Ina Garten recipes. Wish I could have a slice.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Cake looks very nice

lissie said...

blueberry and lemon...what a flavorful pound cake! super delicious!

Cynthia said...

Looks like you gals had a great time! Cooking shops are dangerous for me - I'd run myself bankrupt!

Send me some of the cake to have with my tea!

Reeni said...

Your blueberry pound cake is just lovely! And how much fun you must of had meeting up with fellow bloggers!

Gloria said...

Happy Cook, this Pound Cake and blueberry and lemon look absolutely delicious! x gloria

Maria♥ said...

Great combination of flavours in this pound cake and it looks very delish!

Looks like a lovely day was had by all.

Maria
x

Sarah Naveen said...

great to know that you guys had a wonderful time...
pound cake looks super yummy!!...nice pictures too

Nimi SunilKumar said...

This cake is really colorful..I'm lookin forth to try this out soon...

Cham said...

U guys are looting the kitchen shop? U re tempting me to visit Belgium. How is S? Is she started her college?
The flavor of pound cake makes me hungry :)

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

That sounds like such a fun afternoon! I need to make more friends that I can cook with as opposed to friends that just eat my food :)
PS: Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the lovely compliment!

Cakelaw said...

What a beautiful cake Happy Cook!






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi,

Yummy cake...love cakes....

Dr.Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com
www.lovelypriyanka.blogspot.com

Sushma Mallya said...

That cake looks so lovely, perfect slices of it and it seems really good..

aipi said...

love the texture. looks perfect with those blue speckles..love Ina n her show!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

These kind of good times actually rejuvenate you isn't it? The cake looks very moist and beautiful. Thanks a lot for visiting my place to wish me. Was really happy to see you there.
Have a nice weekend

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A beautiful cake! Those are my favorite fruits/flavors.

A great get together!

Cheers,

Rosa

Maria said...

Lovely cake!