Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Prepping for Maine Blueberry Season

Image courtesy of cmckna
While it's a bit early for Maine blueberry season in August (see previous posts here, resources here), there's a fun article on Boston.com filled with blueberry recipes:

Best blueberry cake springs from The Recipe Box Project - The Boston Globe

My personal favorite comes from my first trip to Maine back in the summer of 2001. I went up to Maine for a weekend in August with my roommate, who had family up there, and her friend. They were retired and live somewhere in a hilly area within walking distance of a lake. They had hoped to run a bed and breakfast during their retirement but found it to be too much work (i.e., constantly working). While we were there, I learned that blueberries grew in these beautiful patches in a field nearby:

Image courtesy of chubfisherman
Oh Heaven, I wasn't aware you could turn my fingers blue! After sufficiently filled with blueberries and packing bags of them, we returned to the house. Our host then made the most amazing blueberry muffins I have ever tasted and as luck would have it, she shared her recipe with me. Turns out it was a modified version from the Fanny Farmer Boston Cooking School Cookbook, and is reposted below to help you prep for August:

Blueberry Muffins
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
Mix well. Add:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Add 2-3 cups of wild blueberries.

Bake for 30 minutes at 375 °. Makes 9 big muffins or 12 small muffins.

2 comments:

ebrownman said...

Can't wait to make your blueberry muffins!

Karen Zgoda said...

Thanks - hope you enjoy! Here's a link to the original recipe too:

http://www.bartleby.com/87/r0091.html

This post has made me so hungry for blueberries. :)