Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

PREP: 15 HOURS
TOTAL: 50 MINUTES
MAKES: 12 SERVINGS
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup vegetable oil
3 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups white sugar
2 cups shredded zucchini
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 pint fresh blueberries
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease 4 mini-loaf pans.
2.  In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar.  Fold in the zucchini.  Beat in the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.  Gently fold in the blueberries.  Transfer to the prepared mini-loaf pans.
3.  Bake 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted in the center of a loaf comes out clean.  Cool 20 minutes in pans, then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.

Fresh Blueberry Fried Pies

Fresh Blueberry Fried Pies

PREP: 35 HOURS
TOTAL: 40 MINUTES
MAKES: 12 SERVINGS

 

For the Filling:
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 cup water
4 cups fresh blueberries, stemmed and rinsed
1 tablespoon Amish Roll butter
For the Pastry:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
6 tablespoons of solid vegetable shortening
1 egg
3/4 cup Dakin Dairy milk
Shortening, for frying
Creole Cream Cheese

 

1.  In a large saucepan, over medium heat, combine the sugar and cornstarch.  Mix until blended.  Stir in the water and bring to a boil.  Cook for 2 minutes or until thick and bubbly.  Remove from the heat and pour over the blueberries.  Add the butter and mix well.  Cool completely.   

2.  Sift the flour, 1/4 cup of the sugar, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl.  Add the shortening and with your hands or a fork, mix until the mixture resembles coarse meal.

 

3.  In a small bowl, whisk the egg and milk together.  Gradually add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and mix until a smooth ball forms.  Cover the ball of dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

 

4.  Remove from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature.  Divide the dough into 12 equal portions.  On a lightly floured work surface, roll out each dough piece into a thin round about 5 inches in diameter.  Put about 1/4 cup of the blueberry mixture in the center of each round, fold the dough over, and crimp the edges together with a fork.

 

5.  Preheat the oil to 360 degrees.  Fry the pies in batches, 2 to 3 at a time, until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes.  Remove and drain on paper towels.  Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar.  Serve.