Blueberries, blueberries aaaaand blueberries

I just came back from an awesome holiday with my family in Italy. It was amazing, the food was sooo good and the country is – still after visiting it multiple times – really really beautiful.

When I came back the blueberries were already in season and with a friend of mine I visited a blueberry plantation. In the end of that day I got almost 2kg but I actually picked like 2 and a half…where went all the blueberries…? I have no shame.

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My mother also asked me if I could get some more blueberries because she wanted to make jam out of them.

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Blueberry jam

(makes about 9 small glasses)

  • 1kg blueberries
  • 3 shot glasses Southern Comfort
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1kg preserving sugar

Method

  1. Blend the blueberries (let a few still whole)
  2. Add the sugar, orange zest and alcohol
  3. Boil the fruit mixture for about 10 minutes
  4. Take a spoonful of the mixture and put it onto a separate plate. If it is jelled then its ready and you can take the pot off the heat. If not let it boil for a few more minutes and do the jelly test again.
  5. Pour the mixture into washed! glasses, clean the rim of the glass and put the lid on quite firmly. Turn the glass upside down and let it stay like that for about 30 minutes.
  6. Turn the glass around and your blueberry jam is ready to be served. Enjoy!

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It was raining quite heavy yesterday and I thought pancakes were the best option for that miserable weather.

Rainy weather pancakes 

(serves 4)

  • 4 eggs
  • 400g flour
  • 100ml water with gas
  • 400ml milk
  • 1 package vanilla sugar
  • 200g sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt

Method

  1. Separate the eggs and whisk the egg whites.
  2. Put all of the ingredients (except the egg whites) in a bowl and mix until smooth. Gently fold in the beaten egg whites.
  3. Grease the pan with butter and pour in as much batter as you like (depends on how thick you want the pancakes to be) and bake on both sides on medium heat. Repeat this step until all the batter is gone.

 

We filled the pancake with some blueberry jam, some natural yogurt and blueberries, watched American Hustle (great movie!) and just chilled on the couch. And guess what, the weather wasn’t even bothering us anymore.

Blueberries are heaven. I might have a small obsession now. But only a tiny one…

Lots of love,

Johanna

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