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Blueberry Ice Cream- the old fashioned kind

Awesome Blueberry Ice Cream

4 cups Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
1 quart whole cream (whipping cream or 1/2 and 1/2 depending on how decadent you want to be)
2 egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 lemon, juice and zest
pinch of salt.

Puree berries, set aside. Melt sugar into water with lemon juice and zest on low to about 125 degrees.. In separate pan, heat cream to approx 100 degrees. Mix berry puree into sugar (simple syrup) solution keeping at 125 degrees until bright blue, but not cooked.

In large mixing bowl, combine beaten yolks and salt, slowly mix cream in, wisking constantly. Add blueberry mixture, place in refrigerator to chill for about 45 minutes.

Put cooled mixture into 5 qt ice cream maker and follow instructions. Makes about 1.5 quarts.

Prizewinning Orange Scones with Berries and Cream

• 2 c sifted all-purpose flour
• 1 T baking powder
• 1t salt
• 2T granulated sugar
• 5 ½ T unsalted butter, chilled and cut into pieces
• 1 extra large egg, beaten
• ½ cup heavy (whipping) cream
• 2T unsalted butter, melted
• ½ c granulated sugar
• 1T orange zest
• 6 to 8 c fresh berries washed and dried (such as blueberries, strawberries,
raspberries, blackberries)
• ¾ to 1 c granulated sugar, depending on how sweet the berries are
• 1 to 1 ½ c heavy (whipping) cream, whipped and lightly sweetened
with 2t of granulated sugar
Preheat the oven to 425º F. Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside.
In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Using a pastry blender, 2 knives, or your fingertips, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse cornmeal. In a small bowl, combine the egg and cream and add to the flour mixture, mix until just blended together.
Turn out the batter onto a lightly floured board and knead for 1 minute. Roll dough into a rectangle approximately 4 inches by 8 inches. Brush the dough with the melted butter. Sprinkle with sugar and orange zest. Roll up, jelly-roll fashion, and seal the long seam by pinching it together lightly with your fingers.
Cut the roll into eight 1 inch thick slices. Lay slices down sideways on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until scones are golden.
Slice the strawberries and place in a large pretty bowl with other whole berries if available. Sprinkle with sugar and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. To serve, heap spoonfuls of berries over each scone and top with freshly whipped cream.
Makes 8 scones

Blueberry Banana Muffin

• ½ c (1 stick) margarine
• ¾ c granulated sugar
• 2 eggs
• 1 c mashed bananas (2 to 3 ripe bananas)
• ½ c milk
• 2 c all-purpose flour
• 2 t baking powder
• ½ t ground cinnamon
• 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
Preheat the oven to 375º F. Grease one standard-size 12-cup muffin tin and set aside.
In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, cream the margarine and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time. Mix in the bananas and milk.
In another mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Add the margarine mixture to the dry ingredients and mix only until the batter is moist. Do not over mix.
Carefully stir in the whole blueberries. If you are using frozen blueberries, add them to your recipe while they are still frozen or they will turn your batter purple. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling the cups to the top. Bake in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until muffins are golden brown.
Let cool for 5 minutes in the muffin tin, then transfer to a cooling rack. The muffins can be stored in a tightly sealed plastic container or in plastic bags.
Makes 12 muffins