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Blueberry Recipe Contest Winner Announced
Posted 06 - 05 - 2013


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact:

May 31, 2013 Jannette Sparks, 936-564-7351

Bruce Partain, 936-560-5533

Blueberry Recipe Contest Winner Announced

NACOGDOCHES – Congratulations to Tamra Thavaradhara for winning the Texas CoOp Power Blueberry Recipe contest sponsored by the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce.

Winning recipe:

Blueberry-Almond Coffeecake Muffins

2 cups all-purpose flour, divided

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 tube (7 ounces) almond paste

4 ounces cream cheese

2 large eggs

1 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon almond extract

Zest of 1 lemon

1 1/2 cups Texas blueberries

1/4 cup packed light brown sugar

1/4 cup butter, softened

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup sliced almonds

>Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium

bowl, sift together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking

powder, baking soda and salt and set aside.

>In a large mixing bowl, cream almond paste

and cream cheese until well combined. Add

eggs, sugar, lemon juice, almond extract and

lemon zest and mix well.

>With mixer on slow speed, blend in flour

mixture until batter is just combined. Fold in

blueberries gently with a spatula until all berries

are incorporated into the batter. With an ice

cream scoop, divide batter among 6 paperlined

jumbo muffin tins or 12 paper-lined

regular muffin tins.

>To make streusel topping, combine remaining 1/2 cup flour with brown sugar, butter

and cinnamon until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gently fold in the almond

slices with your fingers. Sprinkle an even amount of the topping atop each muffin.

>Bake for 30 minutes on center rack or until a toothpick inserted into center of muffin is


For other winning recipes featuring blueberries, visit and type the keyword "blueberries" into the search box.

For more information, contact the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau at 936-564-7351 or the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce at 936-560-5533.



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