Blueberry & Cinnamon Streusel Brunch Cake

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This blueberry brunch cake also known as blueberry cake or blueberry buckle is the perfect cake recipe for a brunch. This is an easy to make fresh berry dessert that you will want to make again and again, especially when blueberries are in season. For the full step by step fresh berry dessert, you will want to take a look at the Your Party Tuned Up site.

This blueberry streusel cake recipe is just one of the fresh berry desserts you can try. Blueberries are a colorful fruit that you can enjoy in a wide variety of cake recipes, dessert recipes, drink recipes and fresh berry desserts. Fresh blueberries are always a treat, but frozen blueberries are a great way to preserve the berries so you can enjoy them all year long. Frozen blueberries will also help to retain all of the nutritional value of the blueberries when they are harvested. If you really want to preserve the blueberries in the freezer and have individually frozen berries to toss into your smoothies all year long, you will want to follow these tips. Preserving blueberries in the freezer is an easy and takes advantage of the blueberries' natural coating. Freeze the blueberries as is. Most instructions for freezing fruits and vegetables will typically have you rinse and dry the produce first. This makes good sense for most agricultural products that have grown from the earth and are picked, processed, and then handled by multiple people along the way. The problem with washing the produce first is that any residual moisture that comes from rinsing can cause the fruits or the vegetables to stick together when they are frozen, which then requires salad spinners or some parchment paper or freezing on paper towels to help combat the issue. Blueberries, however, are a fruit that has a natural protective coating that is known as bloom. You've probably noticed this protective coating that is waxy, and somewhat cloudy coating on your blueberries. Blueberries produce the natural bloom to help protect them against pests and bacteria, but it is also naturally nonstick. For this reason, you do not rinse the blueberries before freezing, or you will remove the natural coating and have to dry the berries before freezing to prevent sticking.

Longer-Term Storage. Freeze the blueberries in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet so the blueberries can freeze quickly and evenly. Once the blueberries are frozen, you can move them to a freezer-safe container with a lid to allow for longer storage. You can also store the blueberries in a zip-top freezer bag so that you can stack several bags of blueberries together and easily open the bag to remove just the right amount of blueberries for your dessert recipes when needed. Remember to label and date the blueberry bag before storing. Frozen blueberries are best if they are used within six months, but can be stored for up to 10 months. Rinse to Thaw. Blueberries for smoothie recipes or your morning yogurt don't have to be thawed you can just give the blueberries a quick rinse and toss them right in. When you need thawed blueberries for a dessert recipe, cover the blueberries with some water at room temperature and thaw for about five minutes per cup. Then drain the blueberries, dry, and use the blueberries. Sort the blueberries and spread the blueberries on a rimmed baking sheet in an even layer. Remove any of the stems and any shriveled or moldy blueberries.

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