Blog

Lemon Blueberry “Pan” Cake

By / Carriage Corner, Food, Recipes / Comments Off on Lemon Blueberry “Pan” Cake

Lemon Blueberry Pan-CakeIn the last blog post – I talked about where my inspiration for breakfast comes from and how I run with it.  The Lemon Blueberry “Pan” Cake has had a few remakes and my favorite version uses a blueberry compote rather than layering fresh blueberries.  And this weekend on Mother’s Day – I believe I’m going to layer that cake up with some fresh, house-made lime curd and possibly dress the plate with some pansies – because I can.

So – I bet you want to see the finished cake and some recipes, right?  Okay.  First – you should know that both of my daughters are gluten-free.  Neither of them are diagnosed celiac, but both have done elimination diets and they do not process gluten well.  So – when experimenting with this recipe – I’ve almost always made it with King Arthur Flour’s Measure for Measure.  Often, I don’t even tell guests they are eating something that’s gluten free.  A tiny bit evil?  Maybe.
Pancake

3C flourServing a slice

9T sugar 

6 3/4t baking powder

3/4t salt

7 1/2T butter

2 1/4C water

3 eggs

2t vanilla

  1. Preheat oven to 425*
  2. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together into medium bowl
  3. Melt butter in small bowl.  Add water, egg, and vanilla mix well
  4. Stir liquid mixture into dry ingredients until there are no dry spots left
  5. Pour batter into 2 prepared 9″ cake pans
  6. Bake at 425* for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean

Cake Plate, with pancake layered with lemon curd and fresh blueberry sauceWhile your cake is baking, prepare your Berry Compote, this is going to be layered in the cake, drizzled over the top and served as ‘syrup’ at the table..

Berry Compote

3C fresh or frozen fruit

3T orange juice

1/4t nutmeg

Place fruit, juice and nutmeg in a small saucepan and bring to a medium boil

Once bubbling, reduce heat slightly and use a potato masher to muddle and mash the fruit

Cook over medium-low heat for 10-12 minutes, occasionally mashing and combining the fruit

Serving up a 4 layer slice of pancake layered with lemon cured and blueberry sauce - a Carriage Corner specialtyRemove from heat and transfer to a clean jar or container – I go straight to my syrup pitchers.

Once your pancake is cooked and your compote has simmered to the thickness you want – you’ll need to work a bit fast here.  Turn the pancakes out of the cake pans and then cut them in half horizontally.  On a pretty cake plate, layer as follows:  pancake round, lemon curd, then blueberry compote, repeat until you get to the top layer – just drizzle your blueberry compote on the top – doing your best to make it look pretty.

Slice and serve like a cake with additional lemon curd, fresh berries and more warm compote.  This cake is more pancake like it texture, density and flavor than a cake.  You can also layer fresh fruit in with the curd if you want.  Please let me know if you try this.  Enjoy!!

 

First Carriage Corner Sew Camp Recap

By / Sew Camp / Comments Off on First Carriage Corner Sew Camp Recap

I Survived Carriage Corner Sew Camp

a medley of the breakfasts served during carriage corner sew campWhew!  That’s a mouthful!  I’m happy to say that I survived the first ever Carriage Corner Sew Camp.  I am so very thankful for the time that I had to sew, the conversations, the laughter and the new friendships that are developing as a result of Carriage Corner Sew Camp {#CarriageCornerSewCamp on instagram}.

Sew Camp Day 1

Carolyn and Shenetha came to sew camp on Thursday and stayed until Monday.  We discount your stay on the day before and after so why not take advantage and get some more sewing time in?  Friday morning, everyone was treated to a typical Carriage Corner breakfast while the ‘campers’ who arrived late Friday morning were introduced to Carolyn and Shenetha and offered coffee & coffee cake.

 

 

Mr. Carriage Corner played porter and unloaded sewing machines and projects and carried them into the sewing space while we went to FabricMart.  We arrived right around 11:30 or so and we were given the grand tour of FabricMart. I was surprised how big it is!  If you haven’t been there, you should go.  They have patterns and notions too!

Carriage Corner Sew Camp attendees buying fabric at FabricMartAs usual, after getting home – I had loads of fabric envy and wished that I had shared fabric with everyone.  At the top is a link to the Carriage Corner Sew Camp hashtag on Instagram – check it out for all the sew camp fun.

Sew Camp Day 2

It was an absolutely blessing that Carolyn was here.   Saturday started with a serger lesson; a lot of  seam ripping; fitting help; pattern alterations; cutting; sewing; talking and laughing.

Saturday evening we all went out for dinner as a group.  After dinner, everyone was excited to get back into their projects and sewed until late in the evening.

Sew Camp Day 3

Sunday morning B was up early, she grabbed a cup of tea and went to sew before breakfast was ready. My goal with hosting Carriage Corner Sew Camp is to help create community; build friendships and connections.  Each of the ladies who attended our first Sew Camp are now on instagram, they are all private so request to follow them.

Carriage Corner Sew Camp attendees, sewing, chatting and watching tv on Friday evening - picture shows a table with sewing machines and fabric and people around the tableWhy Attend a Sew Camp?

When you attend Carriage Corner Sew Camp you get the full Bed & Breakfast experience.  You stay in one of our 5 rooms – 2 of the rooms have pull out beds (one double, one twin) both of them have fabulous memory foam mattresses and you wouldn’t know you were sleeping on a pull out.  You sew in our personal space – there is a kitchen, and powder room available to you.  We provide irons & ironing boards, tables, extension cords with serge protectors and a couple of Ott Lights.  I also have 2 machines I can loan, if you are flying and don’t want to cart your machine.  Also, the Hubby will move your sewing paraphernalia to and from your car so you don’t have to.  The space is separate from our sleeping space so you can feel free to stay up as late as you want or get an early start (this was lesson #3 – I’m so used to closing the office door at night that I didn’t even think about it – won’t happen next time).