Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Blueberry Flummery

It's been a while since I posted a recipe on here. Given that it's New Jersey blueberry season, and their selling for $.98 a quart, it's a good time to post this recipe. A flummery is kind of like a pudding, but without the dairy. It's easy to make and delicious. Seamus suggested that it's also good prepared and then placed in a tart shell. Perhaps he'll post a follow-up recipe for a tart shell.

Blueberry Flummery

2 c. blueberries
1 c. water + some
1/4 c. cornstarch
1/2-3/4 c. sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
juice of 1/2 lemon

Wash blueberries and place them in a pot with 1 c. water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. After five minutes take mixture off the heat and push berries through a ricer or a sieve (using a spoon). Add enough water to blueberry mixture to make 2 1/2 cups. Mix cornstarch, sugar and salt together and add to blueberry mixture. Place back onto heat and simmer. The mixture will become clear (or atleast not whitish) and begin to thicken. Cook for about 5-10 minutes or until it is thick as you think is good. Stir in lemon juice. Cool. Eat.


I ate some of this with a little sour cream this morning and it was fantastic. Seamus, as noted above, likes to eat this as a tart. You might consider eating it with ice cream. Also, this recipe works with most or all (?) berries. The recipe is fairly low-fat, but obviously has a fairly high sugar content so may not necessarily be low-calorie.