the blues

the blues

Friday 27 January 2012 • 2 comments

Blueberries got me thinking about the blues. It was as simple as the name, nothing deeper. For those who don't know, blues is the name given to both a musical form and a music genre that originated in African-American communities of primarily the "Deep South" of the United States at the end of the 19th century from spiritualswork songsfield hollersshouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads. Spent the evening listening to Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and Etta James. Jazzrhythm and blues, and rock and roll. I like this genre of music but i've never actually had it in my music library. I was excited to find out my flatmate had a collection beyond what i knew. Discovered an artist i now like called Ella Fitzgerald. Listening to them always teleports me to that time. Sounded so deep and emotional but something about it sounded like they were just having fun on the streets with friends under the moonlight. So easy, fun and upbeat, its beautiful. 

blueberry cake
This recipe was in some ways very familiar but also surprised me in others. First, the quantities were so large. Six eggs, lots of butter and sugar. Sour cream was used instead of milk. Creaming that amount of butter and sugar was very familiar but i wasn't prepared for the amount of batter it made in the end. It filled the bowl.

Blueberries don't actually look that blue and come out purple when cooked. I mixed them in by hand.

The book said i needed a 25cm ring mould but i ignored this and decided to use the 24cm ring mould i used last time. What is 1cm? Can't make that much of a difference right? Well i was wrong. The batter was so much that only half of it could fit in ring mould so i had to pour the rest in a 21cm round pan and even that was almost full. I find it hard to believe that it would have fit in a 25cm ring mould. Once again it didn't come out of the pan clean but it was still fine.


  1. Yumm yumm.. i loved it! Good for me that the batter didnt fit into one mould..teehee! Thank you! for the cake and nice spicy dinner :D You shall get your three course indian meal soon ;)