I used these cute little ceramic teaspoons I found at anthropologie a few weeks ago. That store is dreamy. Anyway, this weekend I made blueberry grunt for dessert. There are still plenty of blueberries on the shelves, and this is a delicious way to use them. For those of you not from Nova Scotia, it’s a steamed dessert – you cook the berries a bit, then plop the biscuit dough on top of the cooked blueberries, lower the heat, put on the lid and let it all steam together and YUM. Blueberry grunt. It’s good for dessert, and I even had some for breakfast the other morning. Here’s the recipe in case you want to try it.
Blueberry Grunt – Thanks to Select Nova Scotia for the recipe.
4 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg (I used freshly grated)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup water
2 cups all purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
2 Tbsp butter or shortening
In a large saucepan with cover, heat berries, nutmeg, sugar, lemon juice and water; boil gently until well blended and slightly cooked down. In a mixing bowl sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in butter and add enough milk to make a soft biscuit dough. Drop by spoonfuls into hot berry sauce.
Cover tightly with a lid and simmer for 15 minutes (no peeking!). The dumplings should be puffed and well cooked through.
It’s a delicious treat.
Speaking of a treat, I went to a networking event tonight at Electronic Arts and I’m pretty sure it was a recruiting event. This must be good news. I’m no economist, but someone must be feeling optimistic about the future when I get a free ride to a free event, get fed, watch a video about how awesome it is to work at EA, then have the head of University Relations say they are going to have many co-op, internships, and entry level jobs in the near future, get some dessert, and then get a free ride home afterward. WHAT? I know! Pretty exciting times ahead!