Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Blueberry Gingerbread

This recipe originates in Machias, Maine. It is absolutely yummy!

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg
1 cup sour milk (which means you add one teaspoon lemon juice)
3 Tablespoons molasses
1 cup Maine blueberries (I prefer low bush blueberries and you can get Wyman's in most supermarket freezer sections)
2 Tablespoons sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl combine first 6 ingredients.
  3. While stirring, one by one add the next four.
  4. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed until combines, and then on high for two minutes.
  5. Fold in 1 cup Maine wild blueberries.
  6. Pour into greased and floured baking pan.
  7. Pop in oven and bake for about 35 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle the top with sugar.

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