Wooohooo! It's Presidents Day! In the past, it has not been much of a cause for celebrations. But I will let you in on a little secret. I am a municipal employee now which means I get these kinds of days off! I actually enjoy my job more days than I don't, but a day off is still a cause for celebration! (I mean, always, right?!) So when Sue from Palatable Pastimes suggested doing a fun collection of presidential recipes, I couldn't resist.
The only problem was... what to make?! Of course you could do jelly beans for President Reagan, but putting delicious little sweet beans of candy delight into a bowl didn't exactly seem like a post. Luckily some people starting chiming in with fun ideas and inspiration. So I knew I had to join in on the fun.
I still hemmed and hawed over what to make for quite some time. Then I came across a buttermilk blueberry bundt cake that the Obama's pastry chef made from the White House garden's blueberries. I have been on a real blueberry kick recently, so I knew this had to be the one. Plus I have a fun star shaped bundt pan that would make it extra festive!
I did make a few adjustments to the recipe to suit ingredients that I had on hand, but the spirit of the recipe is the same. So you can imagine yourself sitting down to tea in the White House and being served a generous slice of this berry filled beauty. It sounds quite lovely to me!
Presidential Blueberry Bundt Cake
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup butter
1 3/4 cup sugar
4 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 2/3 cup flour, divided
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
3 cups blueberries
- Preheat oven to 350F and prepare a large bundt pan, at least 10 cup capacity.
- Mix together milk and lemon juice and set aside.
- Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs, one at a time, then vanilla and beat until completely combined.
- In a small bowl, mix together 2 1/3 cups flour, salt and baking soda.
- Add flour mixture half of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in the milk and then the remaining flour mixture.
- Toss blueberries in remaining 1/3 cup flour and fold into batter. Spread in prepared pan.
- Bake for about 55 minutes or until the cake tests done.
- Cool in pan for 20 minutes and then turn out and cool completely.
- Bush Family Cowboy Cookies from Palatable Pastime
- Country Sausage from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Extra Creamy Stovetop Mac and Cheese from Amy's Cooking Adventures
- President Nixon's Secret Meatloaf Recipe from Frugal Pantry
- Presidential Blueberry Bundt Cake from Cooking with Carlee
- President's Day Cherry Almond Squares from Family Around the Table
- Washington's Cherry Breakfast Cobbler from The Tip Garden
Shared at the Weekend Potluck