Saturday, March 28, 2009

TWD Blueberry Crumb Cake and CEIMB Chicken with Mango Barbecue Sauce

Apologies for the late and combined posts, my youngest son was in hospital with Gastroenteritis.
THANK YOU for the well wishes and prayers, we are very grateful to have him home and he is almost back to his usual self. :-)


I can't eat a lot of chocolate (i get headaches) and when i saw this weeks choice i was so relieved! There were so many chocolate choices last month and more to come next month, this and the yogurt cake are a welcome break :) I was really excited to make this! My friend Sandy loves blueberries so i promised her the cake, less a slice for me.

The only change i made to the recipe was to use pecans instead of walnuts. Everything seemed to go well. It looked great going into the oven and i was eagerly anticipating the first taste.

An hour went by and the middle of the cake was still jiggly and was very brown on top. Uh-oh. 20 minutes later and it was done. I cut a bit out and it was really soft and mushy at the bottom. I had no crumb topping on top, it wasn't even crunchy. I ate it with some double cream and rather than a cake, it seemed more like a pudding.

I wasn't thrilled by this and i'm not sure if i'll give it another go but i am glad i made it. Thank you for the pick Sihan!


I'll admit it, i was a little dubious. Mango barbecue sauce? When i told my husband what i was making for dinner, he gave me the same reaction. I was super confident 'don't worry, you'll love it. I have a feeling its going to be really good!'. Haha, i don't know why i put this pressure on myself.

I did make some slight changes to the recipe. Instead of pounding the chicken i left the breasts, browned them on the griddle, then put them into the oven to finish cooking. Additionally, after trying the sauce i found it far too tangy, so i added some ketchup and it was much better.

For my husband, i served it with broccoli and mashed potatoes, and i had it with boiled potatoes and broccoli. Delicious! I love the sauce and will make this again, and again, and again :)

THe reason why i don't have a nice picture of the final dish is because, well, we were so hungry and it was so good, it was all gone before i remembered. Sorry!

Thanks Aggie for the great pick!


Leslie said...

Glad this one was a winner at your house, and that your son is doing better. It's sometimes hard to hold back the hungry crowd long enough to take a picture!

Pamela said...

I'm so happy to see that your little one is home and on the mend! What a relief, I'm sure.

About the TWD...I'm sorry to read that chocolate gives you headaches. What a bummer! Sorry the cake wasn't what you hoped it would be, but I definitely enjoyed it and look forward to trying it with other fruits.

I was a little skeptical about the mango BBQ sauce, too. I'm so glad it turned out well and we both enjoyed it!

Anonymous said...

I was skeptical about the mango barbecue too. I liked it but think that I agree with some of the others that it was more like salsa. Glad you son is doing better

SiHaN said...

I'm so glad to hear that your son is back at home! must be a terrible ordeal for him.

nonetheless, the cake looks wonderful sans the crumbs toppings. Don't worry, mine disappeared as well.. strange but true.