Summer time! Summer is a time for vacations and staycations, parties and barbecues, adventures and travels, good tomatoes and fresh fruit, visits to the farmer’s market, visits to see family
Nothing says summer in southern Oregon like a trip to the river or picking wild blackberries (yep, they are everywhere). There are a lot of things you can do with those blackberries besides just popping the juicy, sun-warmed berries straight in to your mouth.
There’s blackberry jam, blackberry ice cream, blackberry compote, blackberry cobbler, blackberry crumble, blackberries in a fruit salad, blackberries on a green salad, etc.
We’d like to suggest one of the most beautiful ways to share and serve blackberries (or any berry for that matter)…
Berries on a bundt cake.
It can be a naked cake with just berries or a glazed or frosted cake with berries. Bundt cakes typically hold up well when being transported (to those parties, barbecues, and family gatherings) but even better than that is how beautiful they are!
Most people have (or have seen) a basic bundt pan but did you know that Nordic Ware makes several decorative bundt cake pans in a variety of sizes. They make so many and they are so pretty that some people just buy them as a collector’s item and never actually use them to bake cakes! Nordic Ware is the largest manufacturer of bundt cake pans and they are made here in the US. You can read about it here.
The Kitchen Company has the largest assortment of bundts to choose from including
full size, half size, bundtlettes, cakelets, tartlettes, tea cakes, charms, and loaves.
Visit the store and choose your favorite. You’ll be the buzz of the party! And just to help you along, here’s a link to a recipe straight from Nordic Ware.