It’s “Blueberry Time” at The Mill House! We are fortunate to have an amazing local fruit farm near The Mill House. The owners have stayed with us in the past and they even worship at the same church we do!
Yesterday I picked up 40 pounds of this healthy, sweet, and yummy fruit. It’s so easy to freeze them and you’ll have “fresh” berries all year round. I have bought Michigan blueberries in the past, and they are known for them, but these Ohio grown are the best I think I have ever eaten! www.johnstonfruitfarms.com.
Here is my favorite recipe for Blueberry Cobbler…it was given to me by a guest who found it in the Farm and Dairy Magazine! Can’t go wrong with those recipes from farmer’s wives!!
2 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 teas vanilla
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teas all purpose flour
1 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
4 teas baking powder
6 Tablespoons white sugar
5 Tablespoons butter
1 cup milk
1 pinch ground cinnamon
2 teas sugar
Lightly grease an 8 inch square baking dish. Place blueberries in baking dish, and mix with vanilla and lemon juice. Sprinkle with the 1/2 cup sugar and flour, then stir in the melted butter. Set aside. In medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and 6 tablespoons sugar. Rub in the 5 tablespoons of butter using your fingers, or cut in with pastry blender until it is in small pieces. Make well in center, and quickly stir in milk. Mix just until moistened. You should have a very thick batter, or very wet dough. You may need to add a little splash of milk. Cover, and let batter rest for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spoon batter over blueberries, leaving only a few small holes for berries to peek through. Mix together cinnamon and 2 teaspoons sugar, sprinkle over the top. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until top is golden brown. A knife inserted into topping should come out clean- of course there will be blueberry syrup on the knife.
This recipe is well worth the time, and really isn’t as time consuming as it sounds! It is great warmed up with ice cream or with a dab of freshly whipped cream! Our guests love it for breakfast…like eating dessert first!!
Enjoy the recipe and remember to buy local….it supports our local farmers and it is even more economical…you’re not paying for trucks to deliver to large stores!!