Showing posts with label blueberry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blueberry. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A "Berry" Good Crisp.....

One of the traits I seem to have inherited from dad is this deep-rooted need to have my family experience everything food that I've liked.....anywhere.  And if I knew how easy it would be to make this Blueberry Crisp for A to taste, I'd probably have done it 2yrs. ago and rested easier.

I first ate a Blueberry Crisp  almost a decade ago while I was at a official dinner, at a colleague's insistence. I was pregnant big time with my first daughter, and must have eaten more of this than he anticipated because I remember this look on his face when I finally put my fork down!!
"Your baby must have a really big sweet tooth", he'd said then....much to my embarrassment.
Despite that comment, I'd had this little niggle in my head saying that I should have A taste this lovely dessert; for he's the one with a sweet tooth.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Minding my B's- Banana Blueberry Bread

This post has been sitting in my computer for ages...just couldn't conjure up a story to go with it. Still can't, as a matter of fact. So am just going to quit trying and post it. My friend and I had decided to treat our families out to an open air concert evening and a Friday night picnic dinner. The idea was to just go home after work, look in our pantries and make something quick and convenient. Pulao and cheese quesidillas were an obvious choice for my meal. As I scurried around getting things together for the picnic, my eyes fell on a bunch of bananas gone over-ripe as a result of the the unprecedented heat wave the past few days. Rather than toss them into the dustbin, I chose the alternative of making use of these ugly looking, but perfectly good bananas while satisfying the kids' hankering for dessert. I usually make banana muffins for the kids. This time I decided to bake a loaf instead for the convenience of carrying it to the park. Without any further ado, here is the recipe:

Monday, August 31, 2009

Breakfast Biscuits with Blueberry Sauce.

So, I finally convinced my other half to agree on some DIY home projects in the coming months. And the first one I wanted was to paint our eyesore of a sun room. Ever since we moved into this house, the 1950s wood paneled, chocolate brown door sun room irritated me. It was too dark and gloomy despite full- sized windows on each wall. But my husband is a chronic procrastinator, and not at all handy with home repairs. As for me, I am a really good supervisor, and stick to this role with all my heart....So we jiggled the thought back and forth and ended up doing nothing. Until now, that is.

This saturday, we geared up and made a list of supplies and actually bought stuff we needed to begin painting. The plan was to get up early sunday morning and not waste any morning hours. And plans in our household are meant to be taken with a pinch of salt...or sugar, if you prefer! Sunday morning dawned with massive appetites, that wouldn't agree to the staple breakfast of milk and cereal with cookies. And so I bribed all the family into picking up tape and brushes, prime the sun room while I conjure up a "sunday breakfast". Don't be fooled by what I promised. I was in no mood to cook an elaborate breakfast spread for them. I was just going to toss some things together and come up with something edible. The first thing I saw in my fridge was a fistful of blueberries, picked out of the bushes in our backyard. They were smallish, and not very sweet- guess we didn't wait for them to ripen enough before picking them. Not good to eat, but good enough for a sauce! Hmm...and waffles or pancakes..or..voila- I'd try to make some biscuits instead. Pat on my back; good thinking D! And this is what I did.  

Blueberry sauce: Cook the blueberries in water over low flame for 10-15 min. When soft enough, mash the berries or blend in a blender. If you dont like the skin, pass through a strainer (I didn't), and return to the flame. Add some sugar and a dash of lemon juice.

Biscuits: All purpose flour 1 cup Butter 2tbsp Sugar 1/2 tsp Salt 1 pinch Baking soda 2 pinch Milk 1/4 cup Preheat oven to 375. Mix all the dry ingredients together, and crumble in butter. Add milk slowly while stirring to get a thick sticky batter- should be thicker than the pouring consistency. Drop spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Flatten with the back of a spoon and bake 7-8 min, or until golden brown. Sprinkle some powdered sugar when still a bit warm. Turned out that the biscuits were devoured even before i could click a picture!

So next time folks. And for purposes of full disclosure, the biscuits were flaky on the outside, and soft inside. Yummmm! Blueberry sauce will need some tweaking, me thinks- don't know for sure what kind though. So, either try making it at your own risk, or make do with the bottled kind instead!