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Lemon, Blueberry and Almond Teacakes from SWEET by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh
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Posted to Thread #30095 at 11:05 pm on Jan 21, 2018
3/4 C + 1.5 TBL (190 grams) butter plus more for greasing pan
3/4 C + 3.5 TBL (190 grams) sugar (I scooped 1 cup and removed a scant TBL)
1 tsp lemon zest
2 C (190 grams) almond meal
1/4 C + 1 TBL (45 grams) flour plus more for dusting
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 C lemon juice
2/3 C fresh blueberries + 36 more for topping (or whatever you have)
1 1/3 C (160 g) confectioners’s sugar
2 1/2 TBL lemon juice
Preheat to 350 degrees. Grease 12-count muffin tin lightly with butter and dust with flour.
Beat butter, sugar and zest until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, alternating with almond meal.
Sift flour, baking powder, salt, turn mixer to low and add flour mix.
Add lemon juice until blended.
Scoop into 12 pans and then divide the 2/3 C blueberries among the cakes, pushing them down into the batter. I actually split up the 2/3 C into piles of 12 to get the same amount in each cake. I think I ended up with 6 blueberries per cake.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until edges are brown and middle tests clean. I put mine on for 35 minutes, but they were done in 29 minutes. They bake perfectly flat. Let cool upright for 10 minutes, then run a thin, thin knife (I used my Vitamix scraper) around each one and tip out to cooling rack. Only one stuck and that still came out whole with a little more coaxing.
Serve top-side facing down with a drizzle of icing and 3 blueberries per cake.
The ONLY thing I noticed was my icing was ivory, as to be expected with a lemon yellow liquid and white powder. The photo in the book has pure white icing. I don’t understand that at all.
PS: While the recipe book doesn't state this, I think the 45 grams of flour could easily be substituted with a gluten-free blend of flour. But I haven't any GF mix to test this idea with. Just keep it in mind.
PPS: I ended up using 2 small Meyer lemons and 1 full-size lemon for all the juice needed.
PPPS: I only has 2/3 C of fresh blueberries left (after SK's disaster) and wanted 12 for the top. So I added 12 frozen blueberries to the batter batch. I couldn't tell which was fresh or frozen when I ate the cake. However, using all frozen might change baking time or bleed into the batter.
PPPPS: You can see how adorable his cakes turn out by using the Look Inside feature at Amazon. My icing looked NOTHING like his.
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Other messages in this thread:
- 30095. Who won the O versus SK blueberry & butter face-off? Yotam, of course. - MarilynFL - 11:04pm on 01/21/18 (23)
- Lemon, Blueberry and Almond Teacakes from SWEET by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh [LINK] - MarilynFL - 11:05pm on 01/21/18
- Thank you Marilyn! [NT] - deb-in-MI - 3:07pm on 01/22/18
- Yes, thank you!! But there was no link or photo available at Amazon [NT] - cheezz - 8:05pm on 01/22/18
- Cheezz. Click on the book at the bottom of the page search inside this book will appear - GayR - 11:38pm on 01/22/18
- cheezz, if you're looking at Amazon on your phone, I don't think the LOOK INSIDE pops up. Follow Gay - MarilynFL - 12:24am on 01/23/18
- This image is very close [NT] [LINK] - MarilynFL - 12:34am on 01/23/18
- MarilynFL, Corrections from publisher for "Sweet" [NT] [LINK] - GayR - 1:11am on 01/23/18
- Oh my goodness that’s a lot of corrections! What, didn’t they proofread it at all? [NT] - MariaDNoCA - 5:57am on 01/23/18
- Thank you, Gay. I agree with Maria. They must have rushed this to market, but I still - MarilynFL - 4:41pm on 01/23/18
- Very welcome, Marilyn. I find this very disheartening especially for someone that is a - GayR - 5:07pm on 01/23/18
- Happy discovery: I had a relapse and didn't eat the last two. Microwaved one this - MarilynFL - 4:39pm on 01/23/18
- Well, guess we both had blueberries on the mind: The real Jordan marsh blueberry muffins REC [LINK] - MariaDNoCA - 10:50pm on 01/23/18
- Actually, that isn't the original recipe... - judy-mass - 12:43am on 01/24/18
- Did you see the link that includes an interview w retired baker? This is from him. - MariaDNoCA - 7:03am on 01/24/18
- I'd trust yours--I can't imagine using bread flour as the other recipe does since the - Charley - 12:50pm on 01/24/18
- [NT] - judy-mass - 1:14pm on 01/24/18
- Well bread flour does have a higher protein count than ap, but pastry flour is lower than ap. [NT] - MariaDNoCA - 2:31pm on 01/24/18
- Finished Muffins from above recipe [NT] [IMAGE] - MariaDNoCA - 2:40pm on 01/24/18
- Deconstructed muffin aka cut open [NT] [IMAGE] - MariaDNoCA - 2:44pm on 01/24/18
- So beautiful! [NT] - deb-in-MI - 6:07pm on 01/24/18
- Aw man...now I'm back to wanting the perfect blueberry muffin. Still keeping that teacake though. [NT] - MarilynFL - 3:58pm on 01/25/18
- OT - Thanks, Mar and deb-in-MI! Wonderful shrimp and grits [LINK] - colleenmomof2 - 3:40pm on 01/26/18
- :) [NT] - deb-in-MI - 4:21pm on 01/26/18