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Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great. Enjoy!


Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake


Occasionally when I think of coffee cake the thought that comes to mind is dry or tasteless. This Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake, recipe courtesy of Cozy Country Living, is the opposite of dry and tasteless. It is ultra moist and flavorful, packed with blueberries and topped with almonds and icing.


For a touch of extra flavor, I added Lorann Oils Sweet Butter Dough emulsion to my icing and it tasted phenomenal. Be sure to drop by Cozy Country Living for more delicious recipes from Shannon. Enjoy!


Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake
Makes two 8 or 9 -inch cakes, each cake serves 6 to 8.

Ingredients:

  • For the Cake:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. milk

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350-f degrees. Spray (2) 8 or 9 inch cake pans with non stick cooking spray and line with parchment paper if desired and set aside.
  2. With a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the egg and the almond extract and beat well.
  3. Sift the dry ingredients and alternate them with the sour cream, and mix until everything is well incorporated. With a stirring spoon, gently fold in the fresh blueberries. Evenly add the batter to the 2 cake pans and spread.
  4. Sprinkle the sliced almonds on top of the 2 cakes and bake for 20-22 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted into the cake comes out clean.Remove from the oven, carefully take a knife and go around the edge of the cakes to make sure it isn't sticking to the sides of the pan and let the cakes rest in the pans for 15 minutes.When the cakes have cooled a bit you can remove them to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
  5. After the cakes have cooled, combine the glaze ingredients and whisk together until smooth.
  6. Drizzle the glaze across the 2 cakes and let it dry.
  7. Note: If freezing, prepare as usual, and after the glaze is completely dry, store in a freezer friendly container or plastic bag.

Recipe from Cozy Country Living.

Comments

  1. This cake looks moist, delicious and very moreish! I love blueberries and baked in a cake they become their own little pods of jam. Yummy. Sammie www.feastingisfun.com

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  2. My husband dried this, and the batter is REALLY stiff -- stiffer than biscuit dough even. I've no idea how to fold blueberries into it.

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    1. Hi Katrina - I double checked that I had the recipe amounts correct. I'm not sure what happened when your husband made this that would make it that dry. I didn't have that problem. Perhaps an ingredient was skipped or the wrong amount was put in.

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  3. TRIED! Not dried. My husband TRIED this.

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