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.
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 www.TexasCoopPower.com/food 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.