Greek Salad Dip

As usual…haha…this recipe is just written on a piece of paper & I have had it for over 30 years! I love going through my recipe binders & deciding to make some of the older recipes!

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Blueberry Pudding

This delicious Blueberry Pudding is a lovely dessert.

I have the recipe in my recipe binders], but I do not know where I got it from! I cut it out of a magazine years ago. It is one of the recipes I saw one time, & thought it would be good- then did not make it! I have to say that I missed out on years of enjoying this Blueberry Pudding!

This Blueberry Pudding has a cake-like texture studded with blueberries, not too sweet which is perfect so you get the real taste of the blueberries.

Very easy to make with few ingredients. You can use fresh or frozen blueberries, though the original recipe calls for frozen blueberries. I like to bake with frozen blueberries to save time.. otherwise I wash & dry the blueberries then sort through to make sure none of the fresh blueberries are moldy, so I prefer to use frozen ones! And, if you keep a bag of frozen blueberries in the freezer you can make anything whenever you want! like these Blueberry Muffins or Blueberry Galette

You can serve this with some ice cream or whipped cream is delicious. On its own is great too ( I sprinkled it with some icing sugar but it quickly got absorbed into the Blueberry Pudding!)

A few recipe notes- This overflows a bit so the bottom of the oven will get some butter on it… my suggestion would be to but a foil lined baking sheet on the oven rack below the baking dish to catch any spills ( I always forget to do this & then regret it!!_. Also note that there is melted butter on the top of this when it comes out of the oven & this is puffed up a bit…as it cools the butter soaks into the pudding & it deflates…

Here is the recipe

Ingredients

4 cups blueberries, frozen

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 tbsp + 1 cup flour

1/2 cup butter, cut into small cubes

1 cup milk

1 egg, beaten

2 tsp grated lemon peel

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Method

Preheat oven to 350f

Grease a 9 inch round pie plate and the batter filled it up to the top! So next time I am going to use a bit of a deeper dish

1. Put the blueberries into a bowl, add 1/4 cup brown sugar sugar & 1 tbsp of flour. Mix to coat all of the berries

2. Put the blueberry mixture into the prepared baking dish

3. In a bowl, combine the remaining 1 cup of flour with the butter until it resembles a coarse meal. You can use your fingers for this, 2 knives or a pastry cutter. If you want to use a food processor, just pulse until it is to the texture you want & not too fine.

4. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of brown sugar, milk, egg, lemon peel & vanilla. Mix to combine.

5. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish

6. Bake for about 55 minutes until it is firm in the centre & golden brown. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. You can eat this warm or room temperature. If you want, you can warm up leftovers in the microwave briefly.

Enjoy!

This dish is very full!! So move it to the oven carefully!!! Or, use a deeper pan

Hummus & Pita plus a few other dishes!

The other night I made a delicious dinner of Hummus & Pita plus a few other dishes! It was just what we wanted for a ‘beginning of spring dinner!

I bought pre-made frozen Falafel Balls to save a bit of time since.i was going to make the pita & other dishes! They were good & I am pretty sure they are available in most places now, If you can not find frozen Falafel Balls, maybe you can find the dry mix which is quick to use!

The menu was… Homemade Pita, Hummus, red pepper dip ( I will work on that recipe for the blog!), deviled eggs, pickles, cups up cucumbers, roasted cherry tomatoes & roasted cauliflower. I fried up some eggplant slices as well. OH… I can’t forget the tahini sauce too! So good! I have a few recipes on this blog for some of the food we ate so here they are! And.. I have added some recipes I did not make too!! This kind of dinner is just so versatile! You can add anything you like….

For the tahini, I do not have a recipe here … I have a recipe for tahini dressing & tahini sauce with roast potatoes. but here is how to make it , put this in a jar to shake it up or a bowl & uses a whisk, Take 1/2 cup tahini, juice of half a lemon, pinch of salt, & about 4 tbsp of cold water…mix, if this is too thick then add more cold water gradually. Adjust the seasonings…salt etc. you can add more lemon if you want too! Drizzle the tahini sauce over anything & everything!!

Oven-Baked Pita

I have had an Israeli cookbook for over 35 years… I look through it often but have not made anything for it before!

Hummus & Baked Pita Chips

There are so many recipes for Hummus & so many options to buy it ready-made in the grocery stores. But..I like making it myself. It is fast, easy & I can have it on a whim. I started making my own over 25 years ago and have come up with a recipe that we love.… Continue reading →

Baba Ganoush

As with Hummus, there are so many recipes for Baba Ganoush & I pretty much like all of them. Some are made with mayonnaise which I really like but the one that I have been making lately uses tahini.  Very quick & simple, delicious & healthy. If you can not eat tahini, add mayonnaise in its… Continue reading →

Hummus with Spiced Beef

I just love Hummus with beef. I like to get it when I am in a Middle Eastern restaurant so I jumped at the chance to make it at home when I saw this recipe! It was delicious!

Avocado Hummus

I love guacamole & I love hummus…so I combined them. Easy. Also good because I had 1 can of chickpeas & a couple of avocado that were getting nice & ripe so I needed to use them.