Fresh blueberries paired with lime and swirls of blueberry jam
Combined with homesickness. Let me tell ya – it’s worse than the flu.
See, my first week of college corresponded with my mom receiving a giant bucket of blueberries. I knew in advance that these bad boys were gonna be coming in, right as I was going out – & it sent a serious pang through my body. Not only was I going to miss my best buds, Winston, Smokey and Punk’n, I was going to miss some serious blueberry baking.
The day of the berry arrival, I called home as my mom was preparing some muffins. (She makes the best lemon blueberry muffins!) I don’t remember the specifics of what muffin variety she was making, but I remember her asking for advice on making a vegan batch. At that moment, I wanted nothing more than to be back home in the kitchen with her.
Well, I survived, even though I’m sure I missed out on some awesome baking.
This summer (or technically I guess it was spring) we had a brief period of blueberry overload. So, I put it to good use by making a Memorial Day galette, and this pretty awesome loaf. The lime flavor is subtle, but pairs perfectly with the blueberries. The blueberry jam intensifies the overall blueberry flavor.
I highly recommend you never let a summer go without blueberry baking 😉 You won’t regret making this loaf!
Do you have a favorite summer fruit to bake with?