Follow up on Blackberry tea cake

Well, I posted the recipe yesturday after mixing it up and setting in the fridge for the night. I got up nice and early so I could have these baked for everyone. The fist batch was very small as I had 3 people getting up to start the day and my goal was to pull these out just in time for each person to enjoy still warm. In my home that can be a challenge as 1 person in up at 4:45am, the next is closer to 6am, followed closely by a 6:45am, then the large group of 6 more at about 7:45, and the final 4 an hour later at 8:45. Anway the first batch I was not really that awake for and I forgot to sprinkle turbinado sugar on these yet they went fast and seemed to be really enjoyed. They had a good crumb but I think looking back they could have baked an extra 5 minutes or so as they really were not that golden. The second batch I did the sugar and pushed the berries to 5 on each cake. These looked amazing yet really needed to cook longer as they were to fragile. The final batch was perfect! Anyway take a look at a few of the pictures from the second batch and if interested, look at yesterdays post that includes the recipe. Try your own hand at these and tell us all about your experiences.

Joy of challenges and a new recipe: Blackberry Tea Cakes

Alright so it has been a full month since I last posted and although life has thrown me many curve balls it is still a joy as I am still here. My diabeties went crazy and have added long lasting insulin to my meds but with that came a massive rollercoaster till we dropped one oral med and split the injections. I have been adjusting to the mental aspects of being dependant on all the meds that I am and for the most part think I am doing well with it. I then went and knocked off my yearly eye exam and now that I am turning 40, I get to not only add glasses but bi-focals oh the joys of living life and getting older. Today is the first full day of wearing my new glasses and I feel off but know there are many reason for this. I will adjust and will be better for it in the end. I am waiting to see how all the heart stuff comes back but that too will be dealt with as it comes. I have been tracking what I eat normally and am mostly pleased with the results. I need to increase my calories though as they are to low and I think that may be why I have been having a harder time with getting the weight to come off as I have held mostly steady now for longer than normal. My Cholesterol is well with in the limits set for heart health of 200mg or lower as I average 136mg per day. My Carbs are amazing as is my protein levels. All in all I am pretty please with myself as I keep this all up while still eating fantasticly well. Anyway life is still a joy and now to share a new recipe:

Blackberry Tea Cakes:  This makes about 24 so adjust smaller or larger for your needs

869 g (about 5-1/2 C) Brown Rice Flour (I like superfine as it is smoother but regular will work as well)

380 g (about 3 mounded C) Oat Flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1-1/2 teaspoon sea salt

2 C oil (I like olive)

2 C sugar

2 C low fat milk

2 C Berries

Turbinado Sugar for sprinkling the tops

1) In a stand mixer blend the oil and 2 C sugar until well blended.

2) In a separate bowl mix all other dry ingredients together

3) With stand mixer running on low slowly add dry mixture and milk alternately till thoughly mixed (about 3 to 5 minutes)

4) Cover and set in fridge minumum 3 hours or up to 24 hours

5) When ready to bake, preheat oven to 360 degrees F

6) On a greesed or parchment lined baking sheet place palm sized balls of dough then lightly flatten and place 4 to 5 berries pressed into the top of each cake and sprinkle with a little turbinado sugar

7) Bake till golden brown and firm to the touch about 30 minutes