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Old 10-15-2010, 06:49 PM   #1
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Ideas for Blueberries?

I have a friend that went blueberry picking a few months ago and gave me a bag full. Think stuffed sandwich size ziploc. Big berries too. Any ideas what I can use these for? DH doesn't really like pancakes so that's out. Recipes? Thoughts?
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Old 10-15-2010, 06:57 PM   #2
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These are both delicious!

TONS OF BLUEBERRY COFFEE CAKE (I add a little lemon zest and vanilla extract to the batter)
Tons Of Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe - Food.com - 117026

JORDAN MARSH BLUEBERRY MUFFINS (I add 2 cups blueberries and omit the extra 1/2 cup crushed berries)
http://www.food.com/recipe/jordan-ma...muffins-100928


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Old 10-15-2010, 07:05 PM   #3
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***Ignore my post above and use these links.

These are both delicious!

TONS OF BLUEBERRY COFFEE CAKE (I add a little lemon zest and vanilla extract to the batter)
Tons Of Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe - Food.com - 117026

BLUEBERRY MUFFINS (JORDAN MARSH) (I add 2 cups blueberries and omit the extra 1/2 cup crushed berries)
http://www.food.com/recipe/blueberry-muffins-26756

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Old 10-15-2010, 07:07 PM   #4
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Cook some really nice dear or lamb chops in a pan.(beef ok too)
Remove chops and cover/keep warm.
Defat then degalze pan with with a bottle of cab and your blueberries.Throw in a sprig of rosemary and reduce until thickened.Serve with chops.

Polenta or cauliflower puree would work well with this.

Brussel sprouts for a little bitter may work too.
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:10 PM   #5
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Mmmmm... in a bowl with some honey drizzled over top!! Or whipped cream :) Or you could make a blueberry sauce and pour it over ice cream (simple syrup and blueberries, reduced a bit). Blueberry cobbler, banana-blueberry smoothie, blueberry pie...
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:53 AM   #6
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You guys are so kind! Thank you so much. I want to try all of them.
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:56 AM   #7
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btw, they've been frozen. Will they come out mushy ya think? Seems everything that's been frozen, vegs etc. has lost some texture and picked up moisture.
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Old 10-16-2010, 04:21 PM   #8
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btw, they've been frozen. Will they come out mushy ya think? Seems everything that's been frozen, vegs etc. has lost some texture and picked up moisture.
I use frozen blueberries often in baked stuff, (very large ones), and have specifically used them in the 2 recipes I posted above with great results. Just make sure you do NOT defrost them for baked goods - add them in frozen. You can toss them with a little flour just before adding to the batter to minimize chances of their sinking to the bottom.
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Since I happened to bring it up in another thread quite recently, you can try this muffin recipe, it worked well for me. Frozen berries shouldn't make your baked goods soggy if you don't defrost them, in my experience. Alternately, you can defrost them and add less, but where's the fun in that?
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Old 10-17-2010, 01:39 AM   #10
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Turn the blueberries into a syrup or jam and swirl into vanilla ice cream. Make into blueberry pie (there is no better pie, period.).

Use in home made barbecue sauce. Add syrup to vinegar and make a blueberry vinaigrette dressing. Make into a compote and put on top of cheesecake.

Hope these ideas help.
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