Tasteful Tuesday: Blueberry Gingerbread

Blueberries are a Maine summer staple – there are few recipes they cannot be added to. Plus, blueberries are quite tasty all on their own.

Today we’re putting a spin on our Old-Fashioned Gingerbread Recipe by adding blueberries – we hope you enjoy.

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar, if desired

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour one 9-inch square baking pan.
  2. Cream together the sugar and butter. Add the egg, beating well. Mix in the molasses.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and clove. Add to creamed mixture, then pour in the water. Mix well.
  4. Add in blueberries and slowly stir until incorporated. Pour into baking pan and bake for 50-60 minutes. Cool in the pan, sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired. Serve and enjoy!

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