Living in Upstate New York this time of year, we’re blessed with an abundance of fruits, like raspberries and blueberries.
Inspired, I paraded through the Internet to locate recipes that have me headed straight for fresh picking tomorrow morning early so that I can head to the kitchen.
How about Raspberry Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream Frosting? Wow! But with only 4T of champagne in the frosting recipe…I better pass along my personal note that you can toss a few fresh raspberries into a flute of champagne et voila! It’s time to have over your girlfriends in spades.
For the blueberries…did you know that freezing fresh blueberries for a few hours will stop them from sinking in the cupcake batter while baking? Another idea is to dip them in flour, also to prevent sinking. I settled on Chocolate Blueberry Cupcakes with a recipe calling for both bitter and sweet chocolates, goat cheese, and cinnamon. Who needs a partner with this much comfort in a cup?
Enjoy the fresh pickings!