Recipes for Commercially Frozen Blueberries and/or Strawberries
A while back I purchased a bag of frozen blueberies and one of strawberries, and they are just sitting in my freezer. What can I do with them -- aside from making a sauce or smoothies, neither of which is of interest? I am thinking of some sort of baked goods, such as muffins or a coffee cake. Can they be substituted for fresh berries in a reciped? My concern is that there will be a greater volume of liquid that will affect the recipe. Ideas?
Frozen blueberries can definitely be substituted for fresh in any baking recipe. You might want to drain them to get rid of the extra liquid. Frozen strawberries would end up kind of mushy. You could make jam with them.
I don't thaw or drain, just dump into muffin batter frozen. Never a problem, and keeps the batter from turning blue.
Second the worry-free recommendation re: blueberries in muffin, pancake, etc. batter. Never had a problem.
Strawberries you can defrost and stir, along with a bit of honey, into yogurt for breakfast. Or use this recipe (which calls specifically for frozen berries), and make a crisp: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...
America's (Nazi) test Kitchen has a great recipe for blueberry cobbler w/ a buttermilk biscuit topping, although in summer I used raspberries, nectarines, peaches, whatever. Their recipe specifically calls for frozen blues, so it should be good w/ strawbs, too. It's the one where you cook the berries first in a pie plate and then spoon on the biscuit dough after and cook it again. Too delish...just adjust the sugar/ cornstarch according to your taste and thickness prefs. You can always sub milk w/ lemon juice for the buttermilk, too. Adam
I have used a recipe in the past for a Strawberry Nut bread, that everyone loves. I got it years ago in one of the Southern Living Annual cookbooks - I believe it was 1984 - not sure now - I know I have it at home. It is very easy and uses the frozen containers or now bags of Strawberries. I still make it once or twice a year.