Now onto Blueberries!!
Wildflower Inn Blueberry Jam
5 cups fresh blueberries
5 1/4 cups sugar
2/3 c fresh orange juice (about 3 oranges)
1 T fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
1 (6 oz) package liquid fruit pectin (such as Certo)
Place blueberries in a large saucepan; crush with a potato masher. Add sugar, juices, and salt; stir well to combine. Let mixture stand for 30 minutes.
Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; add pectin, stirring until well blended. Pour jam into jars or airtight containers. Cool completely; cover and refrigerate for up to 4 weeks. I put it in really hot jars and seal with hot lids and let it seal. It will last a year.
My daughter will not eat pancakes or waffles unless she has the blueberry syrup on them.
And now for breakfast before all the jam. I made a Blueberry Crumb Cake which is out of the Everyday Food magazine. It is a nice moist and delicious cake and did I mention easy?
(From Everyday Food May 2004)
4 T unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pan
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, plus more for pan and 1 tsp for blueberries
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground allspice
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups blueberries
Preheat oven to 350. Butter a 9" square pan; dust with flour. Make the streusel topping and chill.
In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 c flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and allspice. In another bowl, cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat until combined.
Add flour and buttermilk in alternating batches beginning and ending with flour. Beat until just combined (batter will be very stiff).
In a small bowl, toss blueberries with remaining tsp flour. Fold berries into batter and pour into pan. Sprinkle with streusel topping. Bake until golden brown 45 -50 minutes. Let cool completely
In a medium bowl, mix 1 cup all purpose flour, 1/2 c packed light brown sugar and 1/2 tsp salt. Using your fingers work in 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter cut into tablespoons until large moist crumbs form. Chill until ready to use.
After all that I made some really refreshing tea I bought yesterday at Whole Foods. I had never heard of Acai
before but I really enjoyed the tea this afternoon. Doesn't it look pretty? I put orange slices in it because I had one left from the blueberry jam.