Two recipes in one post. Blueberry extravangaza.
Ever since my first jar of Bonne Maman Blueberry Preserves, I have wanted to make my own. That magical little jar with the check top is so fresh & tasty, like it came straight from the farm. So when blueberries went on sale, I knew it was time to venture into preserve making.
Only blueberries and sugar, and you can even add less sugar if you want because blueberries are sweet all by themselves.
Hey its me! I made the bread too, it was sometype of molasses oatmeal bread or something. It was not my favorite ever, a bit too dry, so not worth giving you the recipe. I think the bread machine recipes are all a bit wonky because most that I have tried all come out too dry. I'll have to research some good recipes and let you in on the secret.
The tray I made too, not the cutest thing ever with the two big boards at the bottom for bracing it, but good for a quick project. Just cut two pieces of wood, the same size obviously, to however large you want it, nail them to two pieces at the bottom then add some door handles on the sides or top. I have plans to make a proper serving tray, maybe painted and everything, once I can find some wood I think would be perfect. But I also want to make a table and a little shelf, but all in time, I always have so many things I want to make.
On to the cupcakes.
The cake on this is really soft and try to bake it until it is just set, not browned around the edges at all. When I found this recipe I thought, gosh the blueberries are just going to sink to the bottom of the cup like they did in my muffins. The recipe said to freeze the fresh berries but I still doubted that it would actually work. But alas it worked really amazing and now it's not just blueberry bottom cupcakes, the are scattered throughout the cupcake and even some still stayed at the top of the cake, so nice! It didn't affect the taste at all either, it still tastes like a fresh blueberry cupcake and not like when you use frozen ones it of the bag that get all mushy and dye the whole cupcake purply.
Try to get out just the juicy parts of the preserves, putting the whole or crushed berries on top of the cupcakes looks too lumpy.
Now back to a cupcake work week, which I am actually looking forward to. After a drama relationship ending weekend, which has left me broken, I'm need to get back to baking so I can put my mind on something.
Have a good week everyone!
Recipe from here