Blueberry Boy Bait

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Is it just me?  or does the title of this dish sound ever so slightly wrong in 2014?  Certainly the name takes us back to a different time, long before speed dating and internet connections.  Apparently the runner-up in a 1950's bake-off named this cake after discovering that boys found it irresistible.  

No surprises there, a combination of butter, sugar and berries can't fail to please;  if it's incredibly simple to make and bake then so much the better.  In an attempt to imbue my gluttony with a degree of wholefood integrity, the recipe I share below is another gem from the admirable Jude Blereau (Wholefood Baking).  There are literally thousands of versions of this cake, some include dangerously indulgent amounts of butter; some call for beaten egg whites; some seem to involve quite a lot of faffing about; this one is very simple on all counts, and incorporates such wholesome ingredients as spelt flour and yoghurt, thereby reinforcing Ms Blereau's philosophy that it is possible to incorporate wholesome ingredients without any loss of pleasure, and making me feel (almost) virtuous in the process...

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