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Using frozen fruit in muffins

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dimples Dec 10, 2006 03:01 PM

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

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  1. hotoynoodle RE: dimples 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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      HillJ RE: dimples 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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        hotoynoodle RE: HillJ 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.

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          HillJ RE: hotoynoodle 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!

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