I first started making this when I used to make Christmas breakfast for my husband's family. This makes 3 braids, so sometimes instead of making all blueberry, I would make a variety. I also probably use a little more than 1 cup. I don't measure I just spoon on. They can be shaped and refrigerated for baking the next day. Just allow an extra hour to rise if they are cold. Cook time includes chilling and rising time.