I'm so happy to be able to share a recipe and a friend with you.
But back to the dessert....I have a friend, Peg, who shares with me the most wonderful and simple recipes, and thankfully, gives me the shoulder to cry on and her honest opinion....when I need it most. And what have I given her in return.....I taught her the importance of a stash and took her to Lancaster PA to start her very own! How much did she get? 2 words: Car-top Carrier!
So this is Peg's recipe for Lemon Blueberry Cake.
Cream together 1 stick of butter and 1 cup of sugar.
Beat in 2 eggs.
Combine with 2 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
Mix above with 1/2 cup of milk and 1 tsp vanilla.
Stir in 1-1/2 cups of blueberries(fresh or frozen).
Pour into a greased 8" square pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
While cake is still hot, poke holes in it with a toothpick. Make a mixture of 1/4 cup of lemon juice and 1/3 cup sugar. Pour over top of cake. It goes in all the holes and makes the cake really moist.
The plate in the photo is from a recent trip my MIL took to Norway. She goes back every few years to visit relatives, etc. and brings us back some trinkets. Don't you just love blue and white and yellow? So cheerful!
The little quilt is a prize for one of you to thank you for coming to the party....just leave a comment and I'll do a random drawing....you know how it works. Of course all of these fabrics are LakeHouse but if you want to make one of your own, here's what I did:
- Layer 2-- 4" squares right sides together. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner. Sew a quarter inch seam on both sides of the line. Press to set seams and then cut on drawn line and press again.
- Layer these 2 blocks right sides together with opposite colors touching. Draw a diagonal line perpendicular to the sewn seam line. Stitch a quarter inch seam on both sides of the drawn line.
- Press to set seams. Cut on drawn line and press block open.
- Trim block to 3" square. Arrange and sew together.
- I added a 1-1/2" border.
I added buttons instead of quilting the inside of the quilt. I just love to buy old buttons when I see them.
I've started to work on these little quilts thanks to inspiration from Kathie and Lucy, it's a great feeling to finish a project...and who can't finish a 12" square quilt?? Not really making a dent in the stash, but fun anyway. Look for more in future posts!
Hugs and Stitches!
P.S. I got a chance to taste test Holly's recipe for tomorrow....Super Yummy! Had to put on the stretch pants and take a nap afterwards.