BLUEBERRIES!!!

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by karonadams, May 31, 2013.

  1. karonadams

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    Whole Foods was selling their blueberries $1.99 a pint so, we bought a case. 12 pints. I am planning to make some Flaugnard and Blueberry Cream Scones in the morning. What else would you all recommend?  Something really unusual and cool! I really want to nix muffins and pancakes for this bounty. those will be easy enough with frozen berries. I am looking for recipes that are really unusual, unexpected and really NEED fresh berries. I am hoping to use as many fresh as I can before I have to freeze them.

    Of course, when we freeze, we'll do so with dry ice to minimize the mushiness from ice crystals.

    So, toss me some ideas, if you would all be so kind!!
     
  2. berndy

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    Aldi sells the pint for 99 cents/img/vbsmilies/smilies/peace.gif
     
  3. chicagoterry

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    Must be a regional thing. No 99 cent blueberries at my Aldi yet, but mangoes and avocados are 49 cents apiece this week and cherries are on sale. They're good, too!

    Not sure how crucial fresh is over frozen for ice cream but I make a blueberry cheesecake ice cream when blueberries are in season. I use this Cooking Light recipe as a framework but forget all that silly stuff about low fat cream cheese and reduced fat milk. I use half and half and heavy cream and throw the entire 8 oz. package of cream cheese in. This recipe makes a LOT of ice cream.

    http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/blueberry-cheesecake-ice-cream-10000001206178/
     
  4. karonadams

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    Well, I cannot find too many recipes for fresh blueberries. I made Flagnarde last night and THAT was incredibly delicious! Though, the berries were considerably more tart than the Cherries were in the Clafouti, so, next time, I'll put more sugar or maybe some honey, in the custard. We are going to freeze the majority of them today. We'll use dry ice to do it to prevent as much mush as possible. I made Blueberry Scones this morning. Which reminds me, they should be cool enough to eat by now!
     
  5. durangojo

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    Am i too late?
    'Berries on the bottom' creme brûlée......make it just as it sounds.....berries on the bottom of the ramekins,creme brûlée custard poured over, bake as usual in pan of hot water. in that same vein, lemon pudding cakes....it's a retro dessert....cake on top, pudding on the bottom.....2 desserts in one only using one batter....think soufflé batter with more liquid. Blueberries are not in the batter,but go on top after the pudding cakes have cooled....... Deep dish blueberry pie....oh my! for breakfast,a lemon blueberry quick bread or an old fashioned blueberry coffee cake...the kind with lots of crumb topping.
    Ooh, a blueberry trifle with fresh mint would be good too.

    joey

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    and......how can we ever forget Petals stunning 'Cube'? perhaps you can do a play off that....blueberries, mint, citrus zest etc...While this is not a dessert it still combines two of my favorites,lemon and blueberries. could there be a more perfect match? for last nights supper I made grilled copper river salmon with a lemon glaze and fresh blueberry ginger mint relish....oh yeah!

    joey
     
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  6. karonadams

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    All of those sound marvelous! I will try some of them. I want to try the ones that need fresh berries, first. as much as it pins me, we'll be freezing the majority of them tonight. we will be using dry ice to minimize the Mush factor. I must have missed the Cube. if it is that memorable, PLEASE pass the info along because anything that inspires that much enthusiasm sound intriguing!!  Whether I can do it with blueberries or not, I will have to try it in some form. I love trying new recipes!
     
  7. jake t buds

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  8. durangojo

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    Thanks jake for the link.
    karon, all of my suggestions are for using fresh blueberries. Sorry if that wasn't clear. You can certainly sub frozen blueberries but with the coffee cake and the lemon quick bread, as you know, frozen blueberries will bleed
    joey
     
  9. karonadams

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    Oh, no, I knew these were for fresh. I was just saying, those suggestion FOR fresh go to the top of the list of 'must tries<G>  I made  marvelous Flougnarde. WOW, that was good. but, the tart berries overpowered it. I think it needs more sweet. or, perhaps some sour to balance it. something rich against the snap. The Scones were very nice and, of course, I have been just tossing little berries between the lips every chance I have! So marvelous! But, any that haven't found a culinary home by this afternoon are, sad to say, destined for the freezer. I am not about to chance them going over or beginning to mold or rot on me. it has been a wonderful and delicious Blueberry Weekend!!
     
  10. kellybelly

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    Just made blueberry jam..thru in lemon rind pieces and cinnamon. ..wonderful on our swedish pancakes! !!
     
  11. durangojo

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    Karon,
    I think if you go back to post #56 in the April 2013 challenge, you will see how Petals sliced and served her 'cube'......
    Another idea for your blueberries and nourishment of a different sort......for your skin...facial masques!...just make sure your husband and/or family are out of the house as you could audition for "blue man group" with the color. Great antioxidant for the skin though..blueberries, honey, lemon, oats and olive oil. Some recipes call for yogurt, but I think it would be a bit stinky as it dries...in that spilled milk kind of way.
    joey
     
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  12. jake t buds

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    Blueberry smoothies. But frozen work as well.