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Complete Summer Dinner

A complete dinner of cavatappi pasta served with grilled bread topped with ricotta cheese and cherry tomatoes followed by a blueberry buckle.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Topping:
  • Fresh whipped cream
  • Blueberries

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and spray a 10-inch cast-iron pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In a small bowl, toss blueberries with 1 scant tablespoon of flour. This keeps the berries from sinking to the bottom of the cake.
  3. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Beat in the the eggs, 1 at a time. Mix in buttermilk, vanilla and lemon zest. Slowly sift in the remaining flour, baking powder and salt, then beat until just incorporated.
  4. Fold in the berries with a rubber spatula, then spoon the batter into the prepared skillet. Bake for 45 minutes. Let cool for before serving. Top with whipped cream and more berries, to serve.