Blueberries are the quintessential summertime fruit to me. For as long as I can remember, my parents have had row upon row of blueberry bushes. While I hated picking my daily quota per the summer chore chart as a kid, I certainly didn’t mind stuffing my face with them. It’s hard to get much better than sun-warmed fruit picked at its peak and eaten right away. Except maybe when you turn it into cobbler. This is one of my husband’s favorites, because instead of a traditional cobbler topping, you use cookie dough to top fresh blueberries that have been tossed with a little coriander, lemon juice and sugar. Add a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream and you have summer dessert bliss. I’ll definitely be whipping this up for Father’s Day.
Summertime desserts are all about highlighting produce at its peak, while trying to stay cool! Strawberry shortcake is a quintessential summer dessert. Fresh berries, cold vanilla bean flecked whipped cream, and a buttery crumbly shortcake makes for a winning combination. Although cold butter technically can’t be used in the plastic whipping bowl, using frozen grated butter is a great workaround that allows shortcakes and biscuits to be made with the Ankarsrum.