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Sunday 25 September 2016
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Blueberry and Lemon Yogurt Quesada for a Tapas #SundaySupper

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It’s a Tapas Sunday Supper this week my friends. I am going to start by telling you that I had no idea what to make for this week’s theme. I have had tapas at restaurants, but have never made a tapas dish at home. All I could think about was Sangria. haha! I found myself searching Google to find a yummy looking recipe and came across Spanish Quesada.  Searching a little more, I found a yogurt version versus the original goat cheese and just had to try it.  I am so proud of myself for going out of my comfort zone this week.  I made a Blueberry and Lemon Yogurt Quesada and it was Ah-mazing!

Blueberry and Lemon Yogurt Quesada #recipe #tapas #dessert www.InTheKitchenWithKP 3

From what I originally read, the texture is supposed to be similar to cheese cake. The flavors are traditionally light and delicate, so I knew I wanted to stay in that direction and decided on a blueberry and lemon blend. It’s one of my favorite light and refreshing combinations, perfect to try in this recipe.  I was also completely intrigued by the simplicity of the recipe. It’s easily mixed in a single bowl, and uses the yogurt container to measure all the ingredients.  Only one problem…have you noticed yogurt containers are changing sizes again?  The recipe referenced a six ounce yogurt cup. Many of the Greek brands are less than six ounces, and many of the other brand containers are no longer a simple shaped cup. Let the winging of the recipe begin.

Blueberry and Lemon Yogurt Quesada #recipe #tapas #dessert www.InTheKitchenWithKP 1

I made a few edits to the recipe along the way, and I was surprised at how my cake turned out. It was delicious, but wasn’t a light dessert in my opinion.  I found my recipe inspiration here, but my cake turned out very different than this recipe describes.

Blueberry and Lemon Yogurt Quesada #recipe #tapas #dessert www.InTheKitchenWithKP 2

My cake was heavy and dense, but the tangy lemon was right on point, especially since I omitted the cinnamon.  I used Greek yogurt, and increased the amount the original recipe called for, while reducing the amount of milk.  I am guessing these adjustments changed the texture of the cake.  I topped the cake with blueberry pie filling to bring a heavier blueberry note back into the picture.  The blueberry flavor in the cake from the yogurt was almost non-existent to me.  I will have to see what my coworkers’ opinions are when I take it to the office.  I would definitely make this cake again, and experiment with some new flavor combinations.

Blueberry and Lemon Yogurt Quesada
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Spanish
Ingredients
  • 4 Tbs butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 (6 ounce) yogurt containers of granulated sugar
  • 4 oz blueberry Greek yogurt
  • 4 oz lemon Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 2 (6 oz) yogurt containers of unbleached white flour
  • 1 (6 oz) yogurt container of milk
Instructions
  1. Tip: In order to properly measure the ingredients use a 6 oz yogurt container. Empty, wash and dry the container and it is ready to use for measuring.
  2. Preheat the oven to 390F.
  3. Grease a 9.5 inch glass pie dish with butter.
  4. In a large bowl mix the butter, eggs, and sugar.
  5. Add the yogurt and lemon extract to the egg mixture and mix until smooth.
  6. Add the flour, one container at a time, continuing to mix until thoroughly blended.
  7. Add the milk and completely incorporate into the batter.
  8. Pour batter into greased dish and bake for approximately 3o minutes. Edges should be golden brown in color and slightly pulled away from the edge of the baking dish. The center of the cake should also be firm.
  9. Allow cake to cool. Serve topped with blueberry pie filling.

 

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