Blueberry Pound Cake (adapted from Alton Brown)
8 ounces unsalted butter, softened, plus 1 tablespoon for the pan
15 ounces (2 cups) sugar, plus 3 tablespoons for the pan
15 ounces (3 cups) all-purpose flour, divided
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
4 large eggs, at room temkpurature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 dry pint (10 ounces or about 2 cups) fresh blueberries
Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Heavily coat a tube bundt pan 1 tablespoon butter and 3 tablespoons sugar.
Whisk together 10 ounces (2 cups) all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
Cream the remaining butter and sugar together in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on medium speed for 5 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated. After all 4 eggs are in, add the vanilla extract and beat for 3 minutes until fluffy. Add the flour mixture to butter mixture and combine on low speed. Do not overbeat.
Combine the blueberries with the remaining 5 ounces (1 cup) all-purpose flour in ziptop bag and shake. Fold berry mixture into batter. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until probe thermometer comes out clean and registers 210 degrees F. Cool in the pan on a cooling rack for 15 minutes before depanning and cooling completely.
Josh’s Blueberry Salad (from Sarah Manaresi’s Kitchen)
1/2 pint of fresh blueberries
1 large banana
Wash and drain the blueberries. Peel and section clementines. Peel and cut into small pieces the banana. Combine in a bowl and enjoy!
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