Rebecca Gordon’s Cooking Class: Lesson No. 8 Frozen, Fresh Blueberries

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Cooking & Baking Skills

Lesson No. 8
Frozen, Fresh Blueberries

The Objective: Today’s lesson focuses on purchasing fresh blueberries in bulk & freezing them for use in cooking & baking applications that deliver healthy meal solutions for your family. Fresh blueberries may be placed in the freezer for storage as they may hold for several months until needed. Learn how to make the most of fresh blueberries that have been frozen for use in everyday meals.

Cooking & Baking Essentials. Blueberries By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials TV Cooking Personality Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Party Menus Southern Entertaining Southern Hostess Southern RecipesThe Overview

Right this minute is the ideal time to support local farm stands by purchasing the fruits & vegetables that are arriving daily. Plan to pick up a pint or two of fresh blueberries for use in seasonal garden salads & to top over cereal now, however add a few additional pints to your order to freeze. Over the next week or so, I’ll show you how to use the frozen blueberries in a variety of cooking & baking applications that are not only familiar but better for you & your family, too. 

The Profile

Fresh blueberries are certainly one of the highlights of late spring & early summer. They may be used to make desserts ranging from pies & crisps to delicious breakfast & dessert fare that includes muffins, buckles & tea bread. Fresh blueberries are one of those fruits that may easily be frozen however it’s good know the right applications in which they should be used that harness their optimum flavor & texture. 

Freezing Instructions

Rinse one pint of fresh blueberries under cool water in a colander. Dry them completely. If they are not fully dry, they will stick together during the freezing process. Once the berries have been dried, place them in a quart-size freezer bag & push all of the air out during the sealing process. Place in the freezer up to 5 months. Repeat the procedure with each additional pint of berries, if applicable. 

After the blueberries have been frozen, the texture will change once thawed & are best when they are cooked or baked. In most cases, you’ll be able to portion the amount needed for recipes directly from the frozen state & used without the need to thaw them in advance. 

Cooking Applications

Frozen, fresh blueberries may be cooked into wonderful sauces & fillings. They do tend to bubble & climb high up pot sides. Always use the size indicated in the recipe to avoid overflow & never walk away from berries that are over the heat on the stovetop.   

Baking Applications

In general, fresh or frozen, fresh blueberries may be used interchangeably in recipes. I’ll advise through each tutorial & indicate if that is indeed the case for added flexibility.

A Special Note

Buttermilk Lipstick is filled with a wealth of culinary & entertaining knowledge, comprehensive information & photos that guide you through each step of the process & recipes tested in a home kitchen setting just like yours by a food professional with over 20 years of experience & expertise. Whether you have questions regarding how to cook long grain rice, roast a whole chicken or bake a batch of croissants, just know I’m here to guide you through the process. I cook, bake & consume everything you’ll find here. I want this to be an interactive e-learning experience, so please leave your questions or comments below or on my facebook page so that I may respond to your needs & so we may discuss topics together. 
 
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How To Cook & Bake With Blueberries Everyday

Blueberries are a nutrient dense fruit filled with good for you antioxidants, vitamins, minerals & fiber. They can be sprinkled over salads & added to smoothies, oatmeal or cereal for instant taste. They can carry an entire flavor profile or simply serve as an accent making them ideal to use as a garnish for lovely plated dessert presentations. In the weeks ahead, gain insight to the versatility of this crowd pleasing berry & look for ways to use them in the kitchen to create some of your best classic recipes to date. Learn how to make some of your favorite recipes by following the links to each tutorial.

Southern Entertaining Rebecca Gordon Baking Expert How To Make Classic Fresh Blueberry Danish Pinwheels By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary Entertaining Techniques Cooking Baking Tutorials Southern Entertaining RebeccaGordon Southern Hostess Modern Southern Socials Game Day Entertaining Pastry Chef Birmingham Alabama ButtermilkLipstick Culinary Lessons How To Make Classic Pinwheel Pastry TV Cooking Personality Baking Expertrebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstick     20 Ways To Cook & Bake With Blueberries Everyday

From breakfast & brunch to fillings, sauces, garnishes & dessert, fresh blueberries offer all sorts of quality meal solutions. Look to these essentials to provide just what your family needs & drop in daily for new modern classics.

The Recipe Applications

Fresh Blueberry Pinwheel Danish

Fresh Blueberry-Ricotta Danish Turnovers

Fresh Blueberry-Ricotta Filling

 Lemon-Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry-Lemon Tea Bread

Blueberry-Blackberry Buckle

Apple-Blueberry Fried Pies

Strawberry-Blueberry Hand Pies

How To Make Fresh Blueberry Filling For Daniah By Rebecca Gordon Editor In Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary Entertaining TechniquesFresh Blueberry Filling

Blueberry Crisp

Buttermilk Panna Cotta With Blueberry Coulis

Blueberry Coulis

The Blueberry-Lemon Summer Dessert Collection

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The Gift Of Culinary Skills & Knowledge

Lesson No. 1: The Appendix

Lesson No. 2: Eggs

Lesson No. 3: Flour

Lesson No. 4: Rice

Lesson No. 5: Aromatic Vegetables

Lesson No. 6: Legumes

Lesson No. 7 Chicken Breasts

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* Southern Born * Southern Bred * Tailgate Queen * Football Fanatic * Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Instructor * Cooking & Baking Tutorials * Media Personality * Baking & Pastry Artist * Gardener * Runner * Retainer of Useless Pop Culture One Liners * Terrible Dancer * Even Worse Singer * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Rebecca Gordon shares over 20 years of cooking knowledge in the instructional filled original editorial content on Buttermilk Lipstick as well as the cooking class format videos that can be found on her YouTube channel through regular collaboration with numerous media outlets. Gordon draws from an extensive background in corporate publishing spanning over 13 years on both the business and editorial side focusing on women’s southern lifestyle. She is a classically trained pastry chef and draws from fine dining restaurant experience from a James Beard award winning chef as well as her southern roots upbringing to share cooking, entertaining & style content relevant to today’s modern woman.

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