Blueberry Coconut Bites by Vintage Kitchen Notes




Blueberry Coconut Bites by Vintage Kitchen Notes


I am so thrilled to have Paula here with this amazing dessert. I have followed her blog for a long time and have enjoyed every mouth watering recipe that she was shared. I have a cupboard full of these little spoons and can’t wait to make these delicious looking Blueberry Coconut Bites!! ~Tara



It might have something to do with the fact that the first recipe I ever made on my own, a recipe from my grandmother, and the dessert of choice in my house growing up, included a crumble, or the other obvious fact that when you mix sugar, flour and butter you get a crunchy topping that makes everything better, especially fruit desserts, but the truth is that when Tara asked me to write an original recipe for Bonbon Break magazine, I knew it would include a crumble.
Can I tempt you with some blueberry coconut bites?


Blueberry Coconut Bites by Vintage Kitchen Notes
For those who don’t know me, I live in Argentina, and though not a harsh one, we’re in winter right now. Imagine my despair as I tried to look for summer fruit in the middle of cold days, rummaging the stores for an overpriced box of imported strawberries or a pineapple delivered from tropical central america. And then I found the best, plump blueberries, sweet and flavorful, just the thing to remind me of sunnier days.


Blueberry Coconut Bites by Vintage Kitchen Notes
The thing about doing guest posts is that I try to get a little bit more creative than usual. And these blueberry coconut bites just make me feel adventurous, not only because miniature desserts are the epitome of cuteness, but because the crumble is baked first, something new to me. And it’s just as easy as dumping the sugared fruit in the bottom of a ceramic mold and scattering the raw crumb mixture on top. Which you can totally do with this recipe if you need to. But these crunchy bites have a sweet fruity bottom and a coconut walnut topping with a much livelier crunch. Just the thing when you need a bite for dessert.
Just like the apple crisp of my childhood, this is a keeper.


Blueberry Coconut Bites by Vintage Kitchen Notes

Makes about 30 bites


For the crumble:
½ cup flour
¼ cup light Brown sugar
¼ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
¼ cup coconut flakes
2oz (60g) butter, cold

For the blueberries:
4/5oz.package fresh or frozen blueberries
Zest and juice of ½ orange or tangerine
1 Tbs light brown sugar


For the crumble:
Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
In a bowl mix flour, sugar and shredded coconut.
Add cold butter, in pieces, and with your hands of a fork start mixing it all together. There will be large and small clumps, and that’s fine.
Add coconut flakes, mix briefly, and spread on a baking tray.
Bake for 30 minutes, mixing it around twice, until light brown in color.
Let cool completely. It will harden and become crunchier once cold.

For the blueberries:
In a saucepan, mix all ingredients, and cook over medium/low heat for 10 minutes, or until a syrup has formed but most of the blueberries are still whole.
Let cool to room temperature.

To assemble:
Have ready individual spoons.
Put a teaspoon of blueberries on the bottom of each spoon and top each with crumble.
Serve immediately.

Blueberry Coconut Bites by Vintage Kitchen Notes

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PaulaABOUT PAULA: I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina. My name is Paula and I own sold a very small cafe that is was both a joy and a lot of work! My other job is in the decoration business. Handmade textiles. I feel like I arrived late to the party. You see, I discovered this whole world of food blogging a year two years ago. Whatever it was that I was looking for opened a new window, and another, and another… the amount of recipes, anecdotes, great photography was life changing. Now I could clearly see a few things: first of all, I wasn’t the only person out there with never ending piles of magazines and cookbooks. That was really a relief. Second, I finally understood what all this technological progress could do for me. So I decided to be part of this and started this blog thinking about all the food-related things I want to share. I write it in english though my first language is Spanish. Probably because it will reach many more persons around the world. I also have a Spanish cooking blog, this one, but it doesn’t get that much attention from me. I give credit to all the sources I use for recipes and if I omit something by accident, please let me know.

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