Aug 13, 2010

How to: bait boys

I have heard from some people that my blog is offensive to feminists. Granted I have heard this mostly from the women in my family who actively took part in the feminist movement, but nonetheless: offensive. Well guess what's about to get a whole lot more offensive! I present to you Blueberry Boy Bait. That's right. This is how girls in the fifties attempted to "bait" boys. Apparently the story behind this is that the winner of a pillsbury bake off won with her boy bait recipe. She said it worked quite well. OFFENSIVE!
And you know what? She was right! Boys love this stuff! Dan begged me to make this, so I did. But then he ended up not being able to come over when I made it so I saved him a slice in the freezer and decided that I still needed to test out if boys really do love it. The boys in my family loved it, but they don't really count cause if they tell me they don't like something, I yell at them. That's what brothers are for. Anyway, that night I was going to see a movie with some friends so I brought the bag of bait with me. By the end of the movie it was just gone. Last thing I remember is handing it to Mike and Paul and then it dissssssapearrrred. So boys like it! Mission Accomplished! Now in order to make this less gender specific, I suppose girls can like this too. But then you'd have to call it blueberry girl bait and that just doesn't sound as good.

Blueberry Boy (or girl) Bait
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen
2 cups plus 1 tsp flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 sticks butter, softened
3/4 cups packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen (but don't defrost the frozen ones)
1/2 cup blueberries
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Combine the 2 cups of flour, salt, and baking powder and set aside. With a mixer, combine the butters and sugars until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating as you go. Reduce the speed to medium and add in the flour mixture one third of the flour mixture, then half the milk, then another third of the flour, then the other half of the milk, then the rest of the flour. (Phew! Run on sentence much?) Toss the blueberries with the tsp of flour and fold into the batter. Spread the batter into a greased 9x13 pan. Sprinkle the rest of the blueberries on top of the batter. Stir together cinnamon and sugar then sprinkle on top of the batter. Bake in 350F oven for 45-50 min. Cool for 20 minutes, then flip onto a large platter. Then summon the boys and proceed to bait them with the deliciousness.


  1. This is in my Nigella Cookbook! Now I HAVE to make it!

  2. You should! And i'm sure reed would love it lol

  3. You crack me up! And yes, us "old" 70's feminists are completely offended!

    Your militantly feminist mom