Two days ago, I found a big bowlful of blueberries on the kitchen table. Dad said that one of our relatives bought so many of them, for some reason, that she didn't know what to do. So she kindly came to our house to give us some.
OH! So many blueberries!!
Now, long term readers of my foodblog may remember that I used to grow a blueberry bush in a planter when I was living alone in an apartment. It yielded only a handful of berries, but I was really making a big deal out of it. Remember?
And it was my dream to one day get so many fresh, ripe blueberries, smother them with something like custard cream and eat them from a big bowl with a big spoon. I experienced that luxury at a Thanksgiving dinner or something at my friend's house in America almost twenty years ago. And it became a wonderful memory that will last a lifetime. OK, OK. You can laugh at me. But food-related memories can be really deep seated for anyone, you know?
Anyway,this could be my once-in-my-lifetime opportunity to make that dream come true! Actually, I thought, "Mmm.... If I use relatively small amount for one purpose, I could make a couple more blueberry-related dreams come true."
One of the dreams was making fresh blueberry pancakes, stacking them up and drizzling them with maple syrup with a few fresh blueberries on top. So that became Part 1 of my blueberry project, which I went for yesterday. Look at my breakfast yesterday morning! :D
Part 1. Blueberry Pancakes
And last night, I made something similar to custard cream as a step to my lifetime dream. LOL Then this morning, instead of just eating it from a bowl, I expanded the project a little bit. So, Part 2 of my project was taking some photos of my blueberry-custard cream dessert...
Part 2. Blueberry Custard Cream Dessert
... and then, of course, eating it! :D
The dessert was not exactly the same as what I had in America decades ago. But it was close enough. Quite satisfactory. Really! :D
But I couldn't stop there... I ended up adding Part 3 to this project, which I will share in my next post. :)
Yeah, the baking fairy in me went hyper!! LOL