Here’s a tasty way to start the day! Hastings, on the North Island, known as the “Fruit Bowl of New Zealand”, grows a bounty of summer tree fruits similar to Ontario.
- 1 cup (250 mL) butter, softened
- 1-3/4 cups (425 mL) granulated sugar
- 4 Ontario Eggs
- 1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) vanilla
- 2-3/4 cups (675 mL) all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) baking powder
- 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
- 2 to 3 Ontario Nectarines, sliced
- 1 cup (250 mL) Ontario Blueberries
- Icing sugar
Line a 15-1/2 x 10-1/2 inch (39 x 26 cm) rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
In large bowl using electric mixer, cream butter with sugar for about one minute. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and vanilla until smooth. In medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt; beat into creamed mixture at medium speed until blended.
Spread batter into prepared baking sheet. Top with nectarine slices, pressing slightly into batter. Scatter blueberries over top.
Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until lightly browned and tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Dust top with icing sugar.
Tip: Sprinkle top with 1/2 cup (125 mL) sliced almonds before baking.
- PROTEIN: 6 grams
- FAT:17 grams
- CARBOHYDRATE: 57 grams
- CALORIES: 400
- FIBRE: 2 grams
- SODIUM: 210 mg