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An Alaskan Treat: Blueberry Boy Bait

Straight of out the oven, Blueberry Boy Bait. Photo by Teresa Trigg, KNOM.

This recipe is from the late Lucie Okpealuk Trigg from Little Diomede, AK.


  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 eggs – separated
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup drained blueberries


  1. Sift flour and sugar together, cut in butter, until like peas.
  2. Reserve ¾ cup mixture for crumb topping.
  3. Add baking powder, salt, 2 egg yolks, and add milk to remaining crumb mixture. Beat 3 minutes, low speed.
  4. Beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry. Fold gently into batter. Spread in well greased floured pan 13X9X2”.
  5. Arrange blueberries over batter, sprinkle with crumb topping.
  6. Bake 40-50 minutes in a preheated oven at 350 degrees.

Photo at the top: Straight out of the oven, Blueberry Boy Bait. Photo by Teresa Trigg, KNOM.

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