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Old 09-25-2005, 09:39 PM   #1
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Blueberry Crisp

I just made this! I "winged it", so to speak, as I don't have a recipe for it. I used frozen berries, as that's all I had. It's great! To bad I don't have any ice cream.

Blueberry Crisp
Yields: 4 - 6 servings

Now that I live in Michigan, I’ve been exposed to a lot of the different berries that can be grown here. I’ve developed a soft spot for blueberries. I’m even thinking about growing some.

½ c all-purpose flour
1/8 t baking powder
1/8 t baking soda
½ c packed brown sugar
½ c quick-cooking oats
¼ c butter, softened
1# blueberries, fresh or frozen
½ c sugar
1 t lemon juice, or to taste, optional

If using frozen blueberries, thaw them.
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Sift together 1 c of the flour, baking powder, baking soda, oats, and brown sugar. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or your hands. It should have a mealy texture, similar to coarse sand. Set aside.
Mix the blueberries with the sugar and lemon juice. Pour into an 8 x 8” baking dish. Add the topping over the berries. Bake for 30 minutes, check, and give them another 15 minutes if needed (usually for the frozen berries). Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
This dessert just begs for some ice cream!

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Old 09-26-2005, 09:11 AM   #2
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Sounds great, Allen! If you grow blueberries, be sure to stick in a raspberry bush or two, too. Both take some TLC, but the payoff will be amazing berries next summer!
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Old 09-26-2005, 09:32 AM   #3
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Hi Allen,

Thanks for getting creative and "winging" this yummy looking blueberry recipe. They are far and above one of my fav fruits, and this recipe certianly gets added to my list of blueberry treats
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Old 09-26-2005, 09:53 AM   #4
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PA Baker, don't need to plant raspberries, as we have a few canes coming up already. Either the previous homeowner had planted some, or more likely, a little bird did a #2 in one of our flowerbeds. Our neighbor has a few canes as well, so maybe a berry or two dropped off into our yard. Raspberries grow wild everywhere up here, so it's not hard to find some. They're almost a weed, as there's so many of them.
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Raspberries grow wild everywhere up here, so it's not hard to find some. They're almost a weed, as there's so many of them.
You're so lucky! Can you send some my way?!?
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Old 09-28-2005, 11:31 AM   #6
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Allen: Would you mind if I offered some ways to enhance your blueberry dessert?



To convert it into a cobbler, roll out a cornmeal biscuit topping.



Serve with cinnamon-peach ice cream, splashed w/ crème de cassis liqueur.



Use a ratio of about 1-pound chopped rhubarb to 1 cup blueberries w/ 2/3 cup sugar (or to taste) for the filling and flavor it w/ ½ tsp. each cinnamon & vanilla, plus a good tbsp of lemon juice. Sprinkle over a crumble topping made from 1/3 cup softened butter and ½ cup each flour & sugar. Serve the crumble with frozen yogurt.



Blueberries also ally deliciously with apples & raspberries. It’s great fun to create various buckles, cobblers, crisps, grunts, and pies using combinations of berries. Be sure to make some blueberry syrup for pouring over pancakes & waffles during the long winter months!



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Great suggestions Konditor,

Would you per chance happen to have a recipe for cinnamon-peach ice cream? It sounds so divine
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Old 09-28-2005, 01:56 PM   #8
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IC, here's a peach ice cream recipe I had in my files. You could just add some ground cinnamon to it to taste (2 tsp--1 Tbsp perhaps?). Just freeze according to your ice cream maker's instructions.


Peach Ice Cream Recipe

Serving Size : 8
MAKES 2 QUARTS -
Double or Triple for size of your ice cream freezer

1 cup Sugar
2 Tbsp Flour
1 cup Milk
2 cups Mashed peaches
2 Tbsp Lemon juice
1/2 pint Whipping cream -- (half-pint carton)

Mix sugar, flour and milk and cook on medium heat until thick, stirring occasionally. Add mashed peaches, lemon juice and whipping cream. This makes 2 quarts.
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This is our formula... "Neutro" is an ice cream stabilizer which helps to obtain the right texture... if you can't find anything similar a small amount of gelatine will help to keep it from too "icy". After you blend the ingredients let it rest in the fridge for at least 6 hours before you put it in the ice cream maker, or give it a good whip in a cold bowl and freeze.

350g ripe Peach (peeled, pitted and sliced)
80ml Whole milk
20g Powdered skimmed milk
120ml Cooking cream (fresh cream with 25% milkfat)
80g Inverted sugar
110g sugar
3g Neutro
+pinch of cinnamon
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Thank-you both! Those look awesome

I don't actually have an ice cream maker, but I've had plenty of luck making different varieties without one.

Urmaniac, is Inverted sugar powdered (icing) sugar?
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