Well here it is, my first blog (I’m Glutton – the recipe queen and Lush is the resident restaurant reviewer).
Summer is my favourite fruit season; I love all the berries and stone fruit. This year I took a trip up to Milawa and came across a fantastic berry farm called Blue Ox Berries (on my way to the amazing Milawa Cheese Company) where delicious blueberries were only $9 for 500g.
Of course, having bought my half a kilo of blueberries I now had to find something to do with them. After much scouring of blogs for inspiration (I wanted something pseudo healthy) I found a recipe on Farmgirl Fare and with a few tweaks of my own came up with the following...
n.b. I re-used the same bowl for each layer; just wiping it out after each, but if you wanted to make all the layers at once it would be better to have 3 decent sized bowls.
Blueberry Bonanza Recipe
2 cups wholemeal oats (not quick oats)
¾ cup spelt plain flour
¾ cup brown sugar
¼ tsp baking powder
175g butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla essence
500g fresh or frozen blueberries
½ tsp almond extract
½ white sugar
3 tbs spelt plain flour
1 ½ cup spelt plain flour
½ cup light brown sugar
100g butter melted
Heat the oven to 180°C. Line a lamington tray with baking paper.
For the bottom layer
Combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Add in the melted butter and vanilla essence and mix until combined. Line the bottom of the pan with the mix.
For the middle layer
Toss the blueberries with the almond extract and pour over the bottom layer in the pan. Combine the sugar and flour and sprinkle it over the blueberries.
For the top layer
Mix the flour, brown sugar, and butter. It should be quite a dry mix forming crumbs for a crumble. Sprinkle the crumble over the blueberry mixture.
Bake at 180°C for 30mins until golden, serve warm with ice cream or cool and have as a morning tea snack.