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Using frozen fruit in muffins

dimples Dec 10, 2006 03:01 PM

I want to make blueberry corn muffins but its the wrong season. Can I use frozen blueberries?

  1. HillJ Dec 10, 2006 03:08 PM

    Sometimes the defrost can create a wet batter, so you might need to adjust any liquid called for in your recipe.

    I use alot of fresh-frozen fruit in batter recipes (pancakes, breads, cupcakes, etc) so I usually defrost the night before, pat dry if necessary & adjust wet ingredients if needed.

    It's wonderful to have fruit all year, once out of season.

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    1. re: HillJ
      hotoynoodle Dec 10, 2006 03:27 PM

      i use frozen blueberries all the time in muffins, and they don't require a defrost. and i actually prefer using them because their texture is better maintained --less mushy.

      1. re: hotoynoodle
        HillJ Dec 10, 2006 03:43 PM

        hoto..do you buy blueberries frozen or do you freeze fresh berries yourself?

        Commercial flash freezing is probably better than my own method of picking/freezing in a home model freezer..but either way I hope this information assists the OP. Thanks!

    2. hotoynoodle Dec 10, 2006 03:02 PM

      absolutely. and if you roll them in a bit of flour, the color won't bleed into the batter.

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