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Baking with frozen blueberries: Defrost first or not?

LulusMom Oct 3, 2007 04:05 AM

I'd like to bake a cake this morning and have a bag of frozen blueberries. Do I need to defrost them first, or is it better if I don't? Thanks for any advice.

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  1. Allstonian RE: LulusMom Oct 3, 2007 04:14 AM

    Far better if you don't defrost - defrosted they will seep juice throughout your batter and turn the whole thing blueberry-colored. I always toss them (frozen) with a couple of tablespoons of flour, which purportedly helps to keep them from sinking to the bottom of the cake.

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      LulusMom RE: Allstonian Oct 3, 2007 04:47 AM

      Fantastic. Thank you so much.

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        Texchef RE: LulusMom Oct 3, 2007 05:25 AM

        I don't defrost either. I also find that adding them as the last ingredient and folding in gently keeps them intact with minimal "bleeding".

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