Summer may be here at last and it’s definitely hot. Everything’s gasping for water and I’ve been praying for rain. The newly discovered roses in our garden aren’t looking quite as fresh and blooming beautiful as they were in May. But this heatwave hasn’t stopped our love of chocolate or some of us from baking.
Well it seems I was being a bit optimistic about blueberries being ready in our gardens this month, though I have seen British blueberries on sale in the shops. We don’t have blueberries down on the plot, but my mother’s crop still has a way to go before it’s ripe. Luckily, this set back didn’t deter some of you from entering this month’s We Should Cocoa and of course blueberries are pretty much available all around the world at any season these days.
Christening her new oven in her new home, Elizabeth over at The Law Student’s Cookbook made this blueberry and chocolate banana bread, which was reckoned to be the best banana bread ever.
White chocolate was a popular pairing with blueberries and Blissfully Scrumptious combines this with lemons, which I find go so well with blueberries, in this blueberry, lemon and white chocolate sponge.
Chocolate apple pikelets with blueberry sauce sound just my sort of thing. I’d forgotten about pikelets and about adding grated apple to the batter, so many thanks to Johanna at Green Gourmet Giraffe for reminding me.
Who knew there was such a thing as blueberry icing sugar? Well Caroline over at Caroline Makes managed to get hold of some and used it in these mini vegan chocolate blueberry cakes.
I had blueberry plans, but realised I wasn’t going to achieve them in time for We Should Cocoa, so I ended up posting a recipe for blueberry and white chocolate flapjacks that I made two years ago. Surely I can’t be the only one who has draft recipes going back years?
I’ve never seen anything quite like these blueberry and white chocolate buttermilk scones, but Ros over at The More Than Occasional Baker has me desperate to try them. The scones are rolled around a filling of blueberries and white chocolate and have a crunchy sugary crust which sounds just too good for words, even though I’m not normally a fan of sweet scones.
Dom over at Belleau Kitchen is getting good at bribing the office with cake. He’d certainly have me in his pocket offering up such goodies as these blueberry and marmalade eat-from-the-fridge brownies. What a fabulous combination and they are apparently “the best brownies ever”.
Suelle over at Mainly Baking was rather doubtful as to the combination of chocolate and blueberries, but I’m glad to say she didn’t let that put her off as came up with this tasty blueberry streusel cake with chocolate-orange chips.
I was really pleased to see this late entry from Lucy aka Baking Queen who made a proper chocolate cake and filled it with blueberries. Her children were delighted and given that she used coconut oil instead of butter, this chocolate, almond and blueberry cake has got to be good.
Blueberry Recipes on Tin and Thyme
If you need any further blueberry inspiration, here are a few more ideas.