Monday, August 10, 2009

Huckleberry Time!

On Saturday, I got to go out into the bush and pick huckleberries. You can read more about that here.

I got 10 cups of huckleberries! So, now what? Well, yesterday morning I made huckleberry pancakes, using Nigella's homemade pancake mix. The pancakes were totally excellent and I still think this recipe makes the best pancakes I've ever had.

So, now what do I do with all these other remaining huckleberries? Yeah, there's muffins and pies...But I want to do something different.

Hucklberries are quite tart in comparison to blueberries. I'm thinking goat's cheese; I'm thinking pork loin; I'm thinking spinach!

Any ideas? Let me know!

Full Flickr set from the berry-picking spree is here.

13 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What delicious pancakes! I love berries!

Cheers,

Rosa

Coleen's Recipes said...

I'm afraid I can't help you. I've never tried Huckleberrys. The only think I know about the word is Huckleberry Hound.

Palidor said...

10 cups? Wow, that is a bumper crop. Glad you got out before the storm - you definitely do not want to be in the woods during a thunderstorm!

A Year on the Grill said...

Coyote, you seem to be getting comments but no suggestions. Possibly a glaze for the pork loin (1/4 cup), or even making a jam that you can make a BBQ sauce with (1/5 cup). But that still leaves you with 8 more cups of berries...

The internet is an amazing place. with a simple google search, you can find information that once would have cost you 1/2 a pack of cigarettes and your honor.

Try making some prison toilet wine. Detailed instructions (with photos) can be found here...

http://www.thesneeze.com/mt-archives/000373.php

Looks like you should have everything you need in a moderately well stocked pantry, except possibly a tube sock to strain the wine prior to serving.

Oh wait, I forgot, you are not a drinker... Maybe an English Trifle instead.

But, challenge yourself, get out of your comfort zone. We all would prefer you to make the prison toilet wine.

Either way, Bon Appetit

Dave

Cathy said...

Make a sauce and pour it over a wheel of brie, baked and wrapped in puff pastry.

Natashya said...

I have never had huckleberries, they sound really good.
I like your pork loin idea, yum!
Great pancakes, everyone loves a good pancake! We were on the same wavelength this weekend.

Bunny said...

I've never even seen huckleberries! You have given me pancake envy, I'm soooo terrible at making them. I'll have to try this recipe!

Finsmom said...

My gramma had a huckleberry bush in her backyard when we were growing up, and I used to LOVE picking them. They are so good! I can never find them now!

Reeni♥ said...

There's nothing better than pancakes made with fresh fruit you picked yourself! The pictures are so gorgeous with the misty, cloudy mountains.

Joie de vivre said...

Huckleberry Jam? It could get you through that long winter! Thank you so much for visiting and your continued support of my little blog. :) It's good to be back!

Pierce said...

Oh damn...I love panckes soooo much. Sunday morning I made sour cream banana panckaes and that was good. Yours look great.

Donna-FFW said...

Ive never tried Nigellas version of pancakes, Ill have to try. .. They look scrumptious!

Bob said...

I'd love to give you ideas, but I've never had a huckleberry. I'd love some of those pancakes though, they look awesome!

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