Food photography should be left to the professionals, in my opinion. They have some tricks up their magical sleeves. The rest of us can manage to make a tasty morsel look about as appealing as roadkill with our best attempts. Should I speak for myself?
Anyway, this isn't about the photograph really. More of a little story for a change. Lately, Ethan has developed an interest in geography which I'd like to think began with license plate hunting on our recent road trip. Whatever the cause, he is quick to devour maps and books about states and countries.
Last week he begged for a library trip and came home with arms full of these books. Shortly after, he came to me with a book about New Jersey and reported he had found a great recipe for me to try. Apparently, New Jersey's fruit is the blueberry.
Tonight I discovered I had exactly two cups of frozen blueberries in the freezer. It looked pretty simple and quick and it was. Really good too!
3 T. butter, melted
2 cups blueberries
1 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup plus 2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
1.Preheat oven to 350.
2 Spread the melted butter over the bottom of a 9-inch glass pie plate. Cover the butter with the blueberries.
3. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, 1 cup of the sugar, and salt. Add the milk. When blended, pour the batter over the blueberries. Sprinkle the remaining 2 teaspoons sugar over the batter.
4. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until the top is nicely browned.
On the opposite page, we find this educational tidbit: When talking to more than one person at once, many people in New Jersey say "yous" instead of "you" or " you all". Strangely familiar.