Thursday, August 14, 2008

Orange & Blue: What a Team!


Fresh Blueberries & Orange Yogurt Cake - A Scrumptious Combination

Back in May I created an easy orange yogurt loaf cake specifically to enjoy with the beautiful ripe strawberries that were in my kitchen garden. I quickly became addicted to both the cake and the combination, but what I didn't realize at the time was that this cake was actually made for blueberries. Oh yes. Oh yum.

Other ways I enjoy fresh and frozen blueberries:
100% Whole Grain Blueberry & Blueberry Banana Bran Muffins
Blueberry Breakfast Bars
Just Peachy Blueberry Breakfast Bars
Apple Blueberry Crumble Bars (and blueberry woes)

© Copyright 2008 FarmgirlFare.com, the award-winning blog where it is indeed possible to polish off an entire gallon of local blueberries (along with a fair amount of orange yogurt cake) by yourself in about a week. Urp. (But think of all those antioxidants!) And one of these days we'll get around to actually baking a blueberry pie instead of just thinking about it. Anybody have a good recipe - or another favorite way to use blueberries?

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Now I'm hungry.

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  2. Oh my goodness! That looks so delicious!

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  3. Oh yes, it came from friend and I have no idea where she got it. Scatter 2 pints of blueberries in a tart pan lined with a pie crust. Pour over it a cup of sour cream, mixed with an egg, a teaspoon of vanilla and about 1/3 cup of sugar. Bake at 350 until it is done, nice and brown on top and puffy (though it deflates out of the oven).

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  4. Just last week, we also had an abundance of fresh blueberries (all gone now, of course) and also a few stalks of rhubarb left in the garden. After searching online for a few minutes, I found a few recipes for blueberry rhubarb pie. It was as good as, if not better than, the strawberry version!!

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  5. I made a lot of Blueberry Galettes this year during blueberry season...just using my favorite pie crust. I threw some blueberries in the middle with a bit of sugar and a few thin pats f butter. They were delicious and easy. Plus, I liked the ratio of pie crust to berries, being a crust fanatic! The other benefit was that in our household of 2, a galette was just the right amount for a quick treat. It was easily finished while the crust was still tender and not soggy.

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  6. I was wondering where the title of this post was going....being a big Chicago Bears fan! I think I have a new gameday dessert! Thanks! =)

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  7. We have a organic blueberry farm just minutes from are cabin. I picked several quarts of berries to put away for the fall. The cake looks yummy!

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  8. Yummers! Have you tried blueberry clafouti? If you like puddings and custard, that's a great way to go. Blueberry yogurt sundaes with honey? Blueberry shakes? And, of course, blueberry scones. Have recipes on my blog - and one day I'll figure out how to link.....

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  9. Ah blueberries - pure heaven.

    And may I note here that between Farmgirl and Katrina (see comment above this one), these are my two favorite sites for recipes - these two ladies make the most amazing food!! Both are down-to-earth pure deliciousness.

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  10. I went on such a blueberry binge I made a huge pan of blueberry and maple bread pudding every morning for breakfast for two whole weeks. I weaned myself of it for calorie reasons but I still fantasize about it constantly. Though blueberries in the raw are most delicious, in baked goods they are insanely amazing.

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  11. Oh yum. I've got to try to Weight Watchers modify this orange cake recipe! Or just save the points so I can eat it. Yummo.

    My favorite blueberry recipe:

    Bake sugar cookie dough in ramekins. Cool. Top with lemon curd and then top with blueberries. Fresh sweet whipped cream spiked with vanilla and a little lemon zest makes a great topping.

    I've made this all from scratch and I've also cheated with refrigerator dough and bottled lemon curd.

    It's so delicious.

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  12. I just made this cake yesterday, and oh my goodness! It is delicious with blueberries! It is also scrumptious toasted in the morning with a little cinnamon.

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  13. We love blueberries and oranges together. It's a match made in heaven. Scrumptious cake!

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  14. oh! this orange cake is fantastic when you add grand marnier to sugar syrup you apply after you have baked the cake.

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  15. I would love to use blueberries for all sorts of things, but they always end up eaten by my 3 year old before I can bake with them. Sigh...I guess there's worse things in the world for a toddler to beg for than berries!

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  16. one day I combined my blue beads with orange ones, and they really look nice, same with your food...

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