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Baked Blueberry Cream French Toast

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I have been MIA from my blog for almost a month!  Yikes!  I am so sorry.  But the good part for me is that this summer we have spent time with almost all of our children, grandchildren, and one great-grandson!  We have only missed seeing one granddaughter (miss you Abbey) and one darling little great-granddaughter, who we will see this fall.  This has been quite exciting for us because our kids and grandchildren live in Alabama, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada, and California.  Can you see how hard it is to see all of them each year?

This summer has been full of family and fun!  My blog has taken a backseat to all that excitement, but on the flip side – I have a stack of awesome new recipes to share! 🙂


I am starting with this one because hands down it is one of the best overnight french toast recipes I have ever made.  I adapted it from a recipe I found on Taste of Home.  I changed the bread, adjusted the cream cheese added some vanilla and voilà – here you have it!

Bread for french toast

One loaf of soft Italian or French bread works perfectly.

blueberry french toast panful

Fresh berries are in season in the USA and plentiful from our berry bushes, so I used fresh, but frozen will work also.
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Fresh Blueberry Crumble Tarts

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I am absolutely crazy about this dessert!  It is so simple to make, I actually made it and baked it while I was preparing our dinner the other night.  When my sous chef dish-washing mom and the Chief realized there was something in the oven they both got pretty excited.  I haven’t been baking much lately and so a fresh blueberry tart was a huge hit!

fresh blueberries in tart dish

What I really like about this recipe is that it is low sugar and high on berry flavor.  I started with the berries, a little corn starch and a little white sugar mixed together and spooned into the bottom of these little glass tart dishes.
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Blueberry Waffles and Homemade Blueberry Sauce

blueberry waffles

Can anyone tell me why 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, and a piece of bacon typically cost $3.99 or $4.99 at a restaurant and ONE WAFFLE will set you back $5.99?

Recently we were at our favorite breakfast place and my sweet-lovin’ husband said, “I think I’ll have a blueberry waffle today.”  Since we typically order different items and then share everything, I said I would order some eggs and bacon and we could share.  But before the waitress even arrived he had already changed his mind.  $5.99 for one waffle only.  I said, “don’t worry, I’ll make waffles at home with our fresh blueberries!”  It’s not that we are cheap … okay, maybe frugal. 🙂  Besides it’s the principle of the whole thing!


first blueberries 2013

He picked the blueberries, I made waffles. We are soooo glad I did!

My pictures just don’t do these waffles justice.  They were crispy on the outside, warm and blueberre-e-e-y on the inside!  I usually make waffles using my brother’s recipe, Oh BOY! Waffles, but I chose to try a recipe that has the egg whites beaten separately from the egg yolks.  We like how fluffy this made the waffles.  I think you will like them too!

blueberry sauce and waffles

The sauce is very easy to make and delicious served hot!

Have a berry good weekend and happy cooking!
Catherine

Blueberry Waffles and Homemade Blueberry Sauce
 
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Whether it is breakfast, brunch or breakfast for supper, it doesn't get much better than fresh, hot, blueberry waffles.
Serves: 6 Waffles
Ingredients
Waffles
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cups flour, sifted
  • 1½ cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup melted butter
Blueberry Sauce
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. SAUCE: In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the blueberries, ¼ cup water, orange juice, and sugar. Stir gently and bring to a boil.
  2. In a cup or small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and ¼ cup cold water. Gently stir the cornstarch mixture into the blueberries. Simmer gently until thick enough to coat the back of the metal spoon. This should take 1 to 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in almond extract and cinnamon. Thin sauce with water if it is too thick for your liking. Serve over hot waffles.
  4. WAFFLES: Beat eggs whites until stiff and set aside.
  5. Sift together dry ingredients.
  6. Slowly stir in milk, beaten egg yolks and melted butter.
  7. Preheat waffle iron.
  8. Fold blueberries into waffle mixture.
  9. Gently fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
  10. Bake in hot waffle iron.
Notes
Recipe adapted from www.food.com

 

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