How many U.S. states have you been too? I have not been to very many, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to go. You know those culprits – time and money – that keep us from getting to do what we’d like to do.
So I had an idea that this summer I would travel the country from my own kitchen and invite you to come along.
This week, we’re in the New England states of Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts. I would love to visit this area of the world, because I hear it is beautiful! If you’re from New England, please leave a comment and let me know. And tell us what your favorite regional foods are – links welcome!
I chose to make this recipe for New England Blueberry Coffee Cake. I found the recipe on AllRecipes. The only change I made was the baking time. The time the recipe states was no where near long enough. I also forgot to add the flour to the butter and brown sugar in the topping. It still turned out, but the flour would have made it more like a crumb topping.
We loved this cake. It’s full of blueberries, topped with brown sugar and butter and studded with walnuts. Oh my!
New England Blueberry Coffee Cake
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine melted
For the topping
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine melted
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- Stir the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Stir in the blueberries.
- Mix the egg, milk and butter together with a fork in a smaller bowl.
- Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Gently stir until well combined.
- Pour into 8" greased pan.
- Combine topping ingredients and put on top of cake batter.
- Bake 425 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
I’m sharing this post at Beauty and Bedlam.
This looks yummy. My family is not big on blueberries, but I have some fresh strawberries waiting. Think I could substitute? Thanks!
You could try it with strawberries and see how it works. Let me know how it turns out!
This Blueberry Coffee Cake is baking now. I’m looking forward to the taste test.
caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy says
holy cow that looks so delicious! i love the rustic look with the whole blueberries! gorgeous!
I’m in Massachusetts…..try the “clam chowdah” or any of our shellfish !!
The Better Baker says
Looks and sounds fabulous! Very inviting photo. I’d love to visit the NE states too – only states I haven’t been in.
Kim of Mo'Betta says
I love blueberry coffee cake and I love the idea of ‘traveling’ through the kitchen! I might have to “borrow” that idea for the kids and I this summer. Sounds fun!
Maureen Danforth says
I am from Rhode Island and I love Johnny Cakes!
Hi! I know this is an old post but I just got back from a trip to Maine. I am going to make this tomorrow, as I have 3 quarts of fresh picked ME blueberries in my fridge. New England is as lovely as the pictures seem. It doesn’t have anything on the NJ Shore though 😉 oh and I am going to at least double the walnuts!
I’ve heard so many good things about Maine! I’d love to visit someday.
Deborah Krueger says
Berkshire is the most beautiful area! Great concerts at Tanglewood. Greylock Mountain is a must hike and Blueberry Heaven is the place to pick blueberries. They have a great recipe for blueberry buckle which is slightly different from the Allrecipe. If I had it at my fingertips, I’d print it for you.
Jessica Schindler says
Hello, my name is Jess and i am from Maine. I love the look and feel of this cobbler! All you need is a hot cup of coffee and a dollop of whipped cream. I would sit on my porch in the early morning with a big slice of this and read my bible. Keep cooking and adventuring!