Episode 607

Fan Favorites

Show DescriptionThis episode is dedicated to the awesome fans of how to Do florida! Fans send the producers their favorite show to Do Florida moments from the five seasons of the show! The moments include cooking, fishing, funny, dangerous or just plan ridiculous moments!

When/Where/How Much/What You’ll Need: We’ve had so many great moments, so many great shows! Be sure to check the individual show pages for specific activity information.

Florida Cooking: Florida Blueberry Breakfast Casserole

 

Yield 6 Servings

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and dried
  • 8 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 loaf bread (any kind)
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat milk
  • 4 ounces low-fat cream cheese (cold so it can be cubed)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Cooking pan spray

 

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut bread into 1-inch cubes. Cut cream cheese into small cubes.
  3. Lightly spray a 9x9x2-inch baking dish.
  4. Place half the bread cubes in the dish. Evenly place the cream cheese cubes and 1 cup of the blueberries over the bread. Add the remaining bread cubes and blueberries to the top of the casserole.
  5. In a medium-sized bowl, combine eggs, milk, maple syrup and butter. Slowly pour egg mixture over bread.
  6. Cover casserole with foil and bake for approximately 45 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the center of the casserole. When the toothpick comes out clean, remove the foil so the casserole can brown on top.
  7. Let cool slightly and serve warm with extra maple syrup on the side.

 

Florida Blueberry Compote

 

Yield 4 to 6 Servings

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups fresh Florida blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

 

Preparation:

  1. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine 2 cups blueberries, sugar and lemon juice.
  2. Place the pan over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer while stirring. Cook blueberry compote for 6 to 10 minutes until thickened.
  3. Transfer blueberry compote to a bowl and add the other 2 cups of fresh blueberries.
  4. Serve at room temperature.

 

Florida Blueberry Cream

 

Yield 4 to 6 Servings

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh Florida blueberries
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 6 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

 

Preparation:

  1. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine blueberries, 3 tablespoons sugar, salt and lemon juice.
  2. Place the pan over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer while stirring.
  3. Cook blueberry compote for 6 to 10 minutes until thickened. Let cool slightly and purée in a food processor or blender.
  4. Strain blueberry mixture through a sieve and refrigerate until cool.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, whisk cream and 3 tablespoons of sugar until soft peaks form.
  6. Add the blueberry mixture and carefully fold in, making sure not to over mix. Serve cold.