I am very fortunate to have a lot of guinea pigs in my life, not cute squeaking rodents, rather big hungry men always down to try anything homemade. I have the tattoo shop, the kitchen, my father, and an entire police squad. Don't get it twisted, I love eating baked goods. However, I typically give away every single treat I make so that I don't wind up eating an entire batch of muffins while watching the Jersey Shore (go ahead, judge) alone, in my apartment. If I ate everything I baked, I'd need to be air lifted out of my apartment.
Anyway, as I was saying, my brother is a police officer, and my entire
break they have been on midnights, working 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., GROSS right? His squad is like family to me, and I'd want it no other way. I sleep better at night knowing the people my brother risks his life with all care for one another like family. Often, I will call my brother or one of the officers and ask, "What is your location?" Then, stealthily I'll meet them "at
their location" (usually at the station or in a parking lot), and drop off a large supply of baked goods, then I'll send out a mass message saying "Steve has baked goods, find him for a ____(insert baked good)". They love
it and I love doing it.
Well to tie it all together, I did a secret mission with those Caramel Macchiato Muffins, and my dad was unaware I was doing s
o. After dinner last night he went into the kitchen for his ritualistic after dinner coffee and dessert, and there
were no sweets in the house. He even raided the pantry hoping to find a nutty bar. Nothing. He looked so disappointed and inquired about the muffins, and I told him they had been given away on a secret mission. He w
as not a happy camper.
Soooo, in conclusion I made him this:
Dorie Greenspan's, Blueberry Crumb
look at that crumb topping, oh my gosh.
Now, I haven't been blogging long, so I'm not really sure of my blogging ethics. I feel as though I shouldn't post a recipe out of a cookbook but I can't say that I never will, because honestly if I see a good recipe online from a cookbook 90% of the time I go out and buy that cookbook. I'm also not a TWD baker, though I've often wanted to, and bought the book in December to do so, but then it sat in my apartment mailbox while I was hours away from it at my parents home. So I'll tell you this, this Blueberry Crumb cake is delicious. It's airy and has a great blueberry flavor with a hint of lemon. The crumb topping is hard, crunchy, brown sugary, and delicious. I'd bake a pan of this topping and eat it on ice cream, oatmeal, yogurt, or all by itself. This is Dorie Greenspan's Blueberry Crumb cake you can purchase the cookbook or if you want to google Dorie Greenspan's Blueberry Crumb cake and maybe find the recipe online I will look the other way, just remember you didn't get it from me ;)
Bake and enjoy.