Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Today is Bambi's Birthday

The animated movie "Bambi" premiered at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on this date in 1942. It was released nationwide the next day. Also, today is the birthday of Thumper, the rabbit.

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes."

-- William James

Blueberries cake ~ It makes a delicious dense cake chock full of blueberries.

1 pint fresh or frozen blueberries
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 325 F degrees. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.
2. Rinse, drain, and dry the fresh blueberries. If you are using the frozen berries , no need to thaw.
3. Sift together the flour and baking powder.
4. In your mixer, cream the butter until smooth. Add the sugar and beat until smooth. Add the eggs, one by one, then the vanilla.
5. Add 2 cups of the flour mixture to the batter.
6. Dredge the blueberries with the remaining flour. I use a large re-sealable plastic bag for this, tossing the berries in the flour.
7. Stir in the coated blueberries and remaining flour into the batter. Transfer the batter to the pan.
8. Bake the cake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the cake comes out clean.



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