Friday, 12 September 2014

Blackberry Slice

Every weekend before we do our weekly grocery shopping, I ask my honey "what kind of thing would you like me to make you for breakfast this week?" This time, the answer was "something with blackberries."

Here's my something with blackberries: A simple blackberry slice.

As well as being easy to make, this slice makes a fantastic snack (especially to go with a cup of tea!) and a easy, on the go breakfast. It contains fruit as a main ingredient, so I say we can call it breakfast. This would also make a lovely dessert, served warm with cream or ice cream.

The ingredients used in this slice are mostly common ingredients likely to either already be in your cupboard or part of your normal shopping list and are also inexpensive, making this great for anyone sticking to a budget.

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Blackberry Slice

Makes about 18 pieces

150 g (5.3 oz) Butter, softened
2/3 Cup caster (super fine) sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 Cups plain flour
1/4 Cup self-raising flour
3/4 Cup light Greek yogurt (or plain unsweetened yogurt)
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 400 g (5 oz) cans blackberries, drained (fresh or frozen is great too, about 1 1/2 cups in that case)

Crumble topping:

1/4 Cup plain flour
1/4 Cup brown sugar
50 g (1.8 oz) cold butter, coarsely chopped

1. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F) and line a 20 cm x 30 cm (8 inch x 12 inch) pan with baking paper.

2. Make the base by beating the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time.

3. Fold in the flours, yogurt, and lemon juice. Spread the mixture into the base of the pan. Make sure it's a nice, even layer. Spread the blackberries over the top.

4. Make the crumble topping by combining the flour and sugar in a bowl and rubbing through the butter to create a coarse crumb. Spread over the top of the slice.

5. Bake for 45 minutes, remove from the oven and cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into squares or slices and store in an airtight container.


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  2. The ingredients look perfect. This is a lovely cake.

  3. I'm sure your honey was very happy with this because it looks amazing.

  4. Yayyy I LOVE this and am sure all the other student bloggers will as well. I think I have everything and cannot wait to try them! Awesome share!!

  5. G'day love blackberries Nic! Your slice looks delish!
    Cheers! Joanne

  6. Oh Nicole! This looks like another winner! I will have to give it a go!