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This weekend has been all about baking and it has definitely paid off! This weekend, I made my first order for A Dab of Frosting: more Tiramisu Cupcakes! (which had led to a second order which makes for a very happy Cassy). Now the last time I made Tiramisu cupcakes I had not really planned ahead and ended up throwing away 12 egg whites. It felt like such a waste… but I knew that Angel Food Cake required a lot of egg whites and I reminded my fiance that the next time I make Tiramisu Cupcakes that I need to make an Angel Food Cake at the same time. This ended up happening a lot quicker than I thought. I ended up following this Angel Food Cake Recipe, exactly. It had great reviews and I couldn’t find anything worth changing, and I am glad I didn’t. Now the one thing I thought would go great with the Angel Food Cake and Cheesecake would be the one thing that is in season in Maine right now: Blueberries!

I decided I was going to try my hand at making homemade blueberry syrup! Once again, my inspiration came from AllRecipes Blueberry Sauce but with some differences.

Measure out 2 cups of Blueberries and put them into a bowl. Pick out as many of the stems as possible. Luckily mine did not have that many!

Once you do that, put the berries into a medium sauce pan and add in 1/4 cup cold water, 1/2 cup of orange juice (I used Oakhurst orange juice but you can use whatever suits your fancy), 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon, and 3/4 cup of sugar. Mix well over medium heat and bring to a boil.


In a separate small bowl, mix 3 tablespoons of corn starch and 1/4 cup of cold water. Once the blueberry mixture has come to a boil, add the cornstarch mixture and stir in until the blueberry mixture has become thick enough to coat the back of the spoon.

Now you can alter how thick you want it by adding in some water. I did. I added about another 1/4 of water because I wanted it a little bit more runny. Then add a teaspoon of vanilla extract and a 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract. And Wha-la!

Homemade Blueberry Syrup! And it tastes amazing! And it goes wonderfully with Angel Food Cake…

And tonight I am going to be trying it with the cheesecake I made… Post about that will have to wait for tomorrow!

But enjoy this yummy picture of it:

Mmmm breakfast food...Enjoy!


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