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Jun 172016
 

Glazed Blueberry Honey Breakfast Cake

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Folks, I’m still picking blueberries, probably 4 quarts already with more to pick tomorrow. I have been giving them away and freezing the rest for use later on. Having so many berries this year is the cause for so many of these tasty recipes popping up on mama. The one thing about our wild berries, is that they do lack a little of the sweetness that you have in the store bought ones which is fine by us because they have that little bit of tartness to compliment these sweet treats I have been posting.

Every morning when I go down the drive to get our paper, I have to stop by just to have a little breakfast for my short journey! This recipe would be a great way to start dad off this Sunday served up with a piping hot cup of coffee. I also topped my cake with some chopped pecans which was the cat’s meow for me but you can add any chopped nut of your liking or DAD’S………..

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Glazed Blueberry Honey Breakfast Cake
 
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Ingredients
  • For the cake:
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ cup honey
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2-1/2 teas baking powder
  • ¾ teas salt
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries rinsed and dried or 2 cups frozen berries, thawed and drained
  • For the topping:
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teas vanilla
  • 1-2 teas hot water
  • Chopped pecans, as many as you want to add
Instructions
  1. Mix the flour, honey, butter, milk, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and beat for 30 seconds; fold in the blueberries.
  2. Pour batter into a 9-inch round cake dish that has been greased and floured.
  3. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until cake tests done.
  4. Cool for 10 minutes.
  5. While cake is cooling, combine the powdered sugar and vanilla and adding enough water to make it to a drizzling consistency.
  6. Drizzle cake immediately and sprinkle with nuts if desired.

Hope all you dads out there get treated like royalty this Sunday! Happy Father’s Day to all and enjoy!

 

Jun 022016
 

Spicy Blueberry Topping

I forgot the whipped cream..Dang!

I forgot the whipped cream..Dang!

Yep, I’m on blueberries again and probably will be posting more since our wild blueberries here are thicker than we have ever seen! We’ve picked about 3 quarts so far with more on their way to be cooked up in some tasty food to satisfy our tummies and add a few unwanted pounds, ha ha! Our black berries kind of fizzled out this year for some unknown reason, leaving way, I guess for the blueberries to steal the show! With so many berries, I really didn’t want to freeze them all and was very thankful the other day when I saw that my friend Bonnie over at bonniebanters.com just posted a special trick that she has on keeping all kind of berries fresher for longer in your frig. Go check it out as all kinds of berries are in season as we speak and she has plenty of delicious recipes for you to try. It was a new one on me and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

Can't wait to try it.....

Can’t wait to try it…

This recipe has already graced the top of Kenny’s homemade ice cream and my daughter is making up a batch to serve over cheesecake that she is taking to a church supper this week. Now she has me in the mood to make a cheesecake for us here at the homestead. Our berries here aren’t as sweet as the ones that are grown commercially but that’s okay by us, they’re FREE and actually taste more like the berries I used to pick with my dad when I was young; young, when the hell was that? Well, let’s get on with this recipe that has just enough spices to compliment the flavor of the berries………

We have a lot more pick'en to do!

We have a lot more pick’en to do!

 

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Spicy Blueberry Topping
 
Author:
Ingredients
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ teas cinnamon powder
  • ¼ teas nutmeg
  • Generous dash of ground ginger
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
Instructions
  1. In a small heavy sauce pan, combine the first 5 ingredients and stir to mix.
  2. Over medium heat, stir in the hot water to the mixture followed by the lemon juice.
  3. Continue to cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and begins to boil.
  4. Add the blueberries and continue to boil for a minute or so, stirring constantly.
  5. If not serving at once over cake or ice cream, let cool slightly and place in a glass container and refrigerate.
  6. Best warmed slightly when ready to serve.

I hope you all had a great holiday weekend and honored all who have sacrificed so much to give us the freedom to enjoy today, and so we can have our cook-outs and good times with friends and family! Hope you enjoy………….Coming up we have pictures of the newest wild life resident, Bambi and our latest vehicle to grace our driveway! Oh, a couple of bacon tricks too, just in time for the BBQ: later, I promise……..

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