Lemon Rosemary Crumb CakeFrom OLD THYME INN BED & BREAKFAST
Cooking Time:30 minutes
- 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cups sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup chilled stick butter cut into small pieces
- ¾ teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 1/3 cup buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 large egg
- Olive oil cooking spray
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
- ¾ teaspoon water
- Rosemary sprigs (garnish, optional)
- Lemon slices (garnish, optional)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, sugar, and salt into a bowl: cut in butter with a pastry blender or fingers, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Reserve 1/2 cup flour mixture for topping; set aside.
Combine remaining flour mixture, minced rosemary, baking powder, and baking soda; add buttermilk, lemon juice, and egg. Beat at medium speed of mixer until blended. Spoon batter into an 8-inch cake pan coated with cooking spray. Combine reserved 1/2 cup flour mixture, lemon rind, and water; stir with a fork. Sprinkle crumb mixture over batter. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Garnish with rosemary sprigs and lemon slices if desired.
Yield: 8 servings.
For Lavender cake omit rosemary and lemon juice and add 2 t. lavender and 2 T buttermilk
When doubling recipe, bake in 9 X 13 Pyrex baking dish.