A Sort of Improvised Nicoise
A Wild Blackberry Dark Chocolate Walnut Coffee Cake
To soothe our troubled souls during a pandemic and
the Election Season from Hell
1 cup Organic Unbleached Flour. ( for gluten free folks, use your go to favorite)
1/2 cup Organic sugar
1 Tsp Sea Salt
1 Tsp Baking Powder
2 whole eggs
1/3 cup buttermilk
3 Tablespoons melted butter
1 pint blackberries
1/2 cup dark chocolate pieces
1 cup toasted walnuts
1 shot of vanilla extract
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 stick butter
Break up the butter with your hands and massage in the flour and sugar til crumbly.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Butter a 8 inch baking dish ( or springform pan)
In a mixing bowl blend together the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Then add the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla extract . whisk until the batter is smooth ( about 2 minutes) then add a third of the berries to the batter and gently fold in.
Pour into Baking dish, sprinkle the top with remaining berries and chocolate bits. Sprinkle with the topping, then the walnuts
Bake in oven for about 30 minutes or until done. Test with a tooth pick to the center , if it comes clean from the batter , it's ready!
Cool on rack, but be sure to have a piece warm from the oven!