The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.
If you have been reading this blog very long you will know I LOVE blueberries! Partly because they are so darned good for us, partly because we grow them, and mainly because they taste great! During the Christmas holidays (and before I was banned from the sugar bowl) I came across a recipe for this Blueberry Cream Coffee Cake. I have baked a lot of coffee cakes through the years but none compare to the softly sweet insides with a lightly crisp outside of this great recipe. Anything that includes buttermilk and blueberries – well, they combine to make an over-the-top breakfast treat that starts the day off perfectly!
If you don’t have blueberries in your freezer, not too worry because the freezer at your grocery store does! Take the frozen berries out of the freezer and put in a colander. Lightly run warm water over the berries to gently thaw and wash them. The original recipe called for lemon zest, but I think orange and blueberry makes for a great combo! I have added the recipe at the bottom of today’s post. Thanks to Alexandra’s Kitchen for sharing this recipe.
In the meantime, I’ve been doing a little unscientific research on the Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallows I used for the Peppermint Rice Krispies and the Mallow Peppermint Patties in December. I was wondering if I could freeze them and use in a recipe or two for Valentine’s Day. I didn’t know if Kraft would keep them in the stores after Christmas. So, I emailed Kraft and asked if their marshmallows could be frozen. I received back a prompt and succinct – NO. Really? Marshmallows can’t be frozen? I am sure I have frozen them in the past. Kraft says they won’t keep their Jet Puffed puffiness.
Well, I beg your pardon, at least for 4 weeks, they came out of the freezer just perfect. They thawed nicely, didn’t get gooey or wet and were ready to be used in the next great recipe! So, if you have extra – I say freeze them to keep them fresh! (But don’t tell Kraft I said so.) My two culinary consultants are still banning anything sweet coming from the kitchen since we over-loaded in December! Lucky for me I have several recipes left to post that I made earlier. So for now I am baking vicariously through previous pictures and recipes! Stay tuned!