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I LOVE baking bundt cakes. They’re easy to make and look gorgeous.
Fascinating Blueberry Facts
*July is National Blueberry Month.
*Blueberries have high levels of antioxidants, such as anthocyanins – the compounds that make their lovely blue color.
*Blueberries freeze in a few minutes.
*The two types of blueberries are highbush and lowbush.
*Highbush blueberries are sold in grocery stores and farmers markets.
*Lowbush blueberries are smaller, sweeter and used to make juices and jams.
Coating the blueberries in flour keeps them from sinking to the bottom while baking.
Test Baking Powder Before Using
Pour a few tablespoons of warm water into a small bowl. Add 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. The mixture will fizz if the powder is fresh. If there’s no reaction, trash it and buy fresh baking powder.
Use butter instead of margarine. Butter’s high fat content gives cakes and other baked good their melt-in-your-mouth texture and buttery flavor.
Room temperature eggs disperse evenly into the batter, causes even baking, and a lighter texture because eggs trap air. Bring eggs to room temperature quickly by soaking in a bowl of warm water for 10-15 minutes.
Some ovens cook faster than others. If the cake’s edges start to brown 15-20 minutes after placed in oven, immediately decrease temperature 25 degrees. Continue baking.
Please share your favorite baking tips in the comments section.
Before serving, dust with powdered sugar and place a small bowl of blueberries in the center to make a lovely presentation.
Enjoy the recipe!