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I give you - BLUIES - Blue Brownies - updated

Post by StarryNightDave » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:45 pm

I updated the recipe with some additions and changes. I made this for the 4th of July and everybody loved it.

I substituted the chocolate in a brownie recipe with a condensed blueberry syrup I made using fresh blueberries. It retains the brownie texture, although it is a little more cake-like. But, the surprising thing was that it tastes really good! Bluies have a very intense blueberry flavor. Here's what I did.

Ingredients:

2 generous cups fresh blueberries washed and stemmed
grated rind of one lemon
1 tsp lemon juice
1 1/2 sticks butter
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 heaping cup of flour
1 1/2 cups generous walnut halves toasted in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes. Crush with your hand before adding to the batter

Method:

In a large sauce pan on medium heat, cook the berries for about 5 minutes until they start to burst open. Gently smash them using a fork or potato masher. Hot berries can squirt hot juice on you! Reduce the heat a little and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, or until most all of the liquid has evaporated and you have a thick syrup. Make sure this is thick or you won't get enough of a real blueberry flavor. If you stir the blueberries, you should see the bottom of the pot and the syrup will not flow back to fill it in. That's when it is ready. Add the lemon rind and stir just before you take it off the stove.

Immediately take off the heat and add the butter stirring to melt. When melted, add the sugars and stir to combine. After the sugars have been incorporated, the mixture should be cool enough to add the eggs. Add them one at a time mixing each one well into the batter. Then add the vanilla and lemon juice.

In a small bowl mix the flour, cinnamon, and salt with a fork to combine. Add the flour mixture all at once gently folding the flour into the mixture. When all combined, beat the mixture 60 o 80 strokes. Then add the toasted walnuts and stir to combine.

Pour into a prepared 8" square cake pan and bake at 350 for 45 to 60 minutes. Test as you would for brownies. Cool before cutting and serving.

And, you have BLUIES! The cake is deep purple all the way through. This was a neat experiment.

NOTE: unlike brownies, the Bluies didn't shrink back from the edge of the pan. I looked for an even "puff" across the top, plus I used a toothpick in the center and made sure it came out almost clean.

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Post by Corona » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:25 pm

I noticed you didn't post this in the non-sugar thread.

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Post by StarryNightDave » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:44 pm

Corona wrote:I noticed you didn't post this in the non-sugar thread.
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Post by Corona » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:21 pm

:lol:

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Post by StarryNightDave » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:22 pm

Hey - these are seriously good! Nice change from brownies.

I wonder what else would work?

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Post by Corona » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:25 pm

I bet they are. I just see the more convenient side of capitalism making them available for me to buy instead of making them myself.

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Post by trailboss » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:48 am

I give you - BLUIES - Blue Brownies
No Dave...you gave us a recipe!
PM for address.... :mrgreen:

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Re: I give you - BLUIES - Blue Brownies

Post by Carl » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:15 am

Blue is ok, but it needs a little "green"
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Post by abbi » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:25 am

Those sound great. I think I will try making them maybe this weekend.

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Post by Charybdis » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:55 am

Post a pic.

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Post by StarryNightDave » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:03 pm

Charybdis wrote:Post a pic.
As requested . . .

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Re: I give you - BLUIES - Blue Brownies

Post by jimbob » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:07 pm

abbi wrote:Those sound great. I think I will try making them maybe this weekend.
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Post by StarryNightDave » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:45 pm

Hey - now I'm famous. I created this recipe on Allrecipes.com.

http://allrecipes.com/PersonalRecipe/62 ... etail.aspx

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Post by StarryNightDave » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:30 am

Just made a batch of these for the 4th of July. Much easier than a blueberry pie!

:TTC:

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Re: I give you - BLUIES - Blue Brownies

Post by ConsrvYank1 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:41 pm

StarryNightDave wrote:Just made a batch of these for the 4th of July. Much easier than a blueberry pie!

:TTC:
Those look delicious, I love blueberries way more than I like chocolate, so does abbi. :mrgreen:

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Post by StarryNightDave » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:22 am

iamlookingup wrote:
StarryNightDave wrote:Hey - now I'm famous. I created this recipe on Allrecipes.com.

http://allrecipes.com/PersonalRecipe/62 ... etail.aspx
My sister-in-law (from Mechanicsburg, PA) sent a batch of these to us (in NC) this weekend!
How ironic! :faint:
Are you serious? She made bluies and sent them to you? :lol:

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Post by ConsrvYank1 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:57 am

iamlookingup wrote:
StarryNightDave wrote:Hey - now I'm famous. I created this recipe on Allrecipes.com.

http://allrecipes.com/PersonalRecipe/62 ... etail.aspx
My sister-in-law (from Mechanicsburg, PA) sent a batch of these to us (in NC) this weekend!
How ironic! :faint:
Yeah, really. :shock: Did she mail them? Were they as delicious as they look? Maybe you can post something on their (allrecipes) website about how delicious they were. :drool:

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Post by tattulip » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:52 am

iamlookingup wrote:
StarryNightDave wrote:Hey - now I'm famous. I created this recipe on Allrecipes.com.

http://allrecipes.com/PersonalRecipe/62 ... etail.aspx
My sister-in-law (from Mechanicsburg, PA) sent a batch of these to us (in NC) this weekend!
How ironic! :faint:
:shock: Wow! I wish someone would send me food! :wait:

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Post by ConsrvYank1 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:25 am

tattulip wrote:
iamlookingup wrote:
StarryNightDave wrote:Hey - now I'm famous. I created this recipe on Allrecipes.com.

http://allrecipes.com/PersonalRecipe/62 ... etail.aspx
My sister-in-law (from Mechanicsburg, PA) sent a batch of these to us (in NC) this weekend!
How ironic! :faint:
:shock: Wow! I wish someone would send me food! :wait:
Okay, one peanut butter and jelly sandwich is on the way. :TTC:

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Post by tattulip » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:05 am

ConsrvYank1 wrote:
tattulip wrote:
iamlookingup wrote:
StarryNightDave wrote:Hey - now I'm famous. I created this recipe on Allrecipes.com.

http://allrecipes.com/PersonalRecipe/62 ... etail.aspx
My sister-in-law (from Mechanicsburg, PA) sent a batch of these to us (in NC) this weekend!
How ironic! :faint:
:shock: Wow! I wish someone would send me food! :wait:
Okay, one peanut butter and jelly sandwich is on the way. :TTC:
:noparty:

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Re: I give you - BLUIES - Blue Brownies

Post by StarryNightDave » Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:19 pm

Hey - you can make a White Trash Monti Cristo. Deep fried PB&J.

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