By Kevin Williams
Blueberries are an amazing food.
The National Institute of Health in the United Kingdom has this to say about blueberries:
Blueberries are a good source of vitamin K. They also contain vitamin C, fiber,manganese and other antioxidants (notably anthocyanins). Valued for its high levels of antioxidants, some nutritionists believe that if you make only one change to your diet, it should be to add blueberries.
Both of my daughters practically shovel in blueberries. Bea calls them "balls", she'll shovel them in and say "more balls, more balls!" And we give her more and she quickly dispatches those.
Amish cooks have long been aware of blueberries nutritional and curative qualities. There's usually at least one u-pick blueberry patch in each Amish settlement and if the climate isn't ideal for growing them, then often blueberries will be ordered by mail.
The Amish settlements in Maine have a plentiful supply of blueberries and have leveraged them into many dishes.
This is an amazing blueberry cake from an Amish woman in Ohio. Thank you reader Shayla for making it for us to admire! She said: "the cake was easy to put together, very, very tasty and everyone loved having it with their breakfast!"
Delicious Amish Blueberry Cake
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- ½ cup milk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups blueberries well drained
- ¼ cup butter
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ⅓ cup flour
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Cream together sugar, oil and egg until lemon colored.
- Stir in milk.
- Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and stir into creamed mixture.
- Gently fold in blueberries.
- Spread batter into greased and floured 9-inch square pan.
- Sprinkle with Topping.
- Bake for 45 to 50 minutes.
- Combine Topping ingredients with fork or pastry cutter.
- Crumble over cake batter.