Mexican Grilled Corn with Green Chile Honey Butter.
I think the time is finally here for a super fruity dessert.
We are well into June now and I just spent Monday through Wednesday in Minneapolis, where it is definitely summer. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday where sunny and eighty degrees, meaning summer time all the way!
Anyway, my point is that it’s totally time for fruity desserts and I’m in love with this blueberry brown betty. The recipe comes from one of my favorite bakers, Alexandra Stafford of Alexandra Cooks. She recently released her new cookbook Bread Toast Crumbs and I could not be more obsessed with it. If you guys are into bread baking, this is the book for you. She has created delicious, easy, and approachable bread recipes that anyone can master. And even if you’re not a bread baker, I’d still recommend this cookbook, as it’s full of fun toast recipes, dinner recipes, and desserts too. So yes, if you did not already put two and two together, this is clearly a cookbook for me. I mean, all of the recipes somehow involve bread, whether it’s an actual bread recipe, or one that includes bread…the carb lover in me is basically jumping for joy over this cookbook.
I know I said this, but I love it!
After flipping through the book five times over, I finally landed on this blueberry brown betty. There are of course so many recipes I will be making, but all the berries in the grocery store had me convinced that I needed to make this brown betty. It just looked too good and too perfect to pass up.
Plus, I’m excited to create some summer berry desserts and this betty is just kicking things off in all the right ways.
What I found so unique about this recipe was the topping. Instead of using toasted bread crumbs or a mix of butter and flour, this recipe uses “fresh breadcrumbs”. If you’re unfamiliar with fresh breadcrumbs, which I was, they are just day old bread, pulsed in the food processor until crumbs forms. You don’t toast them or do anything to them, you’re just turning the fresh bread into crumbs, simple as that. Keeping the breadcrumbs un-toasted allows them to soak up some of the liquid from the berries while the crumbs on top get crisp, it’s so good.
The best part about this recipe, I mean aside from how delicious it is, is how quick and easy it is to make. The entire recipe requires just six ingredients, blueberries, sugar, lemon juice, salt, butter and breadcrumbs. I mean, I’m not sure about you guys, but I have all of those ingredients on hand right now. And if you don’t have blueberries, you can certainly swap in just about any other berry as well. I think blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries would all be awesome. Or do a triple berry brown betty and use all three!
Side Note: a triple berry brown betty would be very festive and perfect for the 4th of July. Just sayin’
Alexandra recommends serving this with a scoop of whipped cream or ice cream. Seeing as it’s ice cream season, I went with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. Perfection and especially when the betty is still warm. <–because everyone knows a warm dessert plus ice cream is the best.
So weekend plans? Blueberry Brown Betty making and ordering up a copy of Bread Toast Crumbs. Trust me, you will not regret either.
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PS. did I mention all the bread and butter in this recipe?! It’s basically my dream fruity dessert
Hi! Will sliced sour dough bread word for this recipe?
Yes, that will work well for you! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xx
Could you use frozen blueberries or do they need to be fresh?
Frozen blueberries would be just fine for you to use! Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx
Might be a silly question. Once we pulse the bread do we toast the breadcrumbs before using in the recipe?
No need to toast the breadcrumbs! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan