Bilberry, blåbär or blueberry, these close relatives are all very rich in vitamins, antioxidants and minerals they are real Superfruits or perhaps we shall call them Superberries.
We ought to eat a lot of them – they are good for the hole body/system but perhaps mostly for our sight/eyes. It says to the hold back the degenerative diseases of the retina, AMD (age- related macula degeneration) and to give you better night vision and we all need that.
As always the best thing is to eat them fresh and they are so delicious as they are but here are two recipes with blueberries/bilberries.
Blueberries/bilberries 6 – 8 dl (about 25 oz)
Sugar 1 dl (3,5 oz)
Flour 2 tablespoons
Roll the berries in sugar and flour blend well and put them in a pie dish
For the dough:
Butter 100gr (3,5 ounces)
Sugar ½ dl
Flour 2 dl (7 oz)
Melt the butter I a saucepan and stir in the sugar and flour. Cover the berries and bake in 200 degrees for 30 minutes. Picture from Systembolaget
The next recipe is a Blueberry Jam with Apples and Cinnamon
1 liter blueberries, 3 apples, 6 dl. sugar with pectin and a cinnamon stick. Peel the apples and cut them into small pieces, add a small amount of water and bring to boil together with the cinnamon stick, stir well and boil until soft, mash the apples and then add the blueberries, boil an additional 5 min. add sugar (after taste) and boil 1 minute. Leave the Jam to rest for a while and then pure them into clean jars. This jam doesn't contain any preservatives so keep it refrigerated.
Now I'm hungry after writing down those recipes....I think I have to get a snack, perhaps a Blueberry smoothie.....