Why would anyone purchase blueberries out of season? Because they’re just that good when they are in season. Luckily for you, now is prime blueberry-time.
However, last July I was lured into a blueberry purchase by a local fruit stand. $1 for a pint? Hard to say no. But the season was passing, and I had to use them all immediately. So I used google as it was meant to be used and found a rash of berry recipes. I read among them, looking for a hands-down winner. Instead, I found a competition.
I read through and found a winner of my own. The judges tested the recipes and found a different winner.
Try them out and pick a blue-ribbon recipient of your choice.
Seasonal Blueberry Cake
1/4 c margarine
1 1/2 c sugar
1 c soy milk
3 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
sprinkle of salt, if desired
1 pint of blueberries [approximately 2 c]
Cream margarine and sugar. Mix in eggs and soymilk. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt. Add in blueberries; mix gently.
Bake in 9×9 circular pan at 350 for 45-55 minutes.
1/2 c confectioner’s sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon
Mix together all ingredients. Drizzle over cooled cake.