Friday, July 25, 2008
The kids and I went blueberry picking with our neighbors at a U-Pick place yesterday. A dollar fifty a quart! You can't beat that. Two adults and six children picked seven quarts (Helen slept in the sling), with the other families doing more than their fair share. At the end of our time there, Eli's bucket contained a dandelion leaf, three green berries, one blue one, and a twig. Katherine's bucket had some berries, but her stomach had more. "I'm the best blueberry eater," she said. Very true. (We put in extra money for the berries we ate straight off the bush.)
My sister gave me this recipe. She got it from a friend of hers.
Blueberry Graham Muffins
18 graham crackers, either regular or cinnamon, crushed (approximately 3 cups of crumbs)*
1/4 cup sugar
1 T. baking powder
1 cup soy milk
2/3 cup blueberries
2 T honey, optional (depending on the sweetness of the berries)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease muffin tin or put in paper liners. Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and baking powder.
Beat the egg and milk together. Add the dry ingredients. Stir until moistened. Gently stir in berries. Fill muffin tin. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
*Graham crackers are a sweet, cookie-ish, cracker made with whole wheat and sweetened with honey and molasses. For those of you who can't find them where you live, is there a type of cookie or biscuit that would be a good substitute? Gingersnaps, maybe? Suggestions? Charlotte?
[Edited to add: Charlotte suggests ginger nuts.]
That takes care of a few of the berries. What's your favorite blueberry recipe?