Archive for May, 2011

Maine Blueberry Crumb Cake

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

I was recently asked to submit photos and a recipe to Woman’s World magazine for an upcoming feature they are doing on Blueberry recipies.  I decided to submit my Maine Blueberry Crumb Cake which is super yummy and super easy to do.  I thought I’d share that recipe with you!  Enjoy!!!

Maine Blueberry Crumb Cake

CLASSIC BLUEBERRY CRUMB CAKE

CRUMB TOPPING

1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. coarse salt

1/2 c. packed light brown sugar                      1 1/2 c. all purpose flour

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature

In a medium bowl, combine cinnamon, salt, sugar and flour. Cut in butter using your hands, two knives, or a pastry cutter until well combined and crumbly.

CRUMB CAKE

2 1/2 c. all purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1 1/4 sticks unsalted butter, plus more for pan

1 c. granulated sugar                  3 large eggs

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 1/4 c. sour cream

3 c. wild Maine blueberries

confectioners sugar for dusting

crumb topping from above

Preheat oven to 350°. Into a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Butter a 9 X 13 baking pan. In the bowl of an electric mixer with paddle attachment, cream butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, until well combined. Add vanilla and beat until combined. Add reserved flour mixture and the sour cream and beat just until well combined. Fold in 2 cups of blueberries. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Toss remaining cup blueberries with crumb topping. Sprinkle crumb topping over cake. Bake until golden brown and cake tester comes out.

LimeRock Inn Named for Best Wraparound Porch!

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Yankee Magazine Reader's Choice

This has been an amazing year for us. We recently won Best B&B in Village Soup’s Best of the Best annual poll and then we get word that we have won another award from Yankee Magazine!!!

Their annual Best of New England issue, on newstands now, gives us an award in the Best in Maine Lodging category for Best Wraparound Porch!! As always, we are incredibly humbled!

And now for a picture of the porch.  We have always said this it is one of the best spots in Rockland.  Since it faces north, it is also one of the coolest spots on a warm summer afternoon, the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or a refreshing beverage in the afternoon.