Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Blueberry Muffins (Just for Maven!)

1 & 3/4 c. unbleached flour
2/3 . sugar
1 TBS. baking powder
6 TBS butter (3/4 stick)
1 egg
1/2 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. blueberries (fresh or frozen)*

Preheat oven to 400. Line a dozen muffin cups with papers.

In large bowl, mix flour, sugar & baking powder. Cut butter into small chunks & blend in with pastry blender (or 2 knives, or a fork, or just use your fingers) until mixture resembles fine crumbs.

In small bowl, beat egg, milk and vanilla until blended.

Form well in center of flour mixture & pour in egg mixture. Stir gently until flour is moistened. (Batter will be lumpy.)

Fold blueberries into batter.

Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling 2/3 full.

Bake 18 minutes or so until muffins are just light golden & tester comes out clean. Do not over bake or they get crumbly. (Still tasty, but they make a mess.) Immediately remove muffins from pan & cool on wire rack. Resist urge to pop hot muffins in mouth, as hot blueberries can do serious damage!

*Raspberries are a rather tasty substitute! If using frozen berries, do not thaw.


Maven said...

I just LOVE this blog! I'm going to try a bunch of your recipes - including this one. When I get home tonight I'll put you on my favourites link and link to this recipe when I bake the muffins.

Jinx said...

I was so busy typing recipes, I totally forgot to look for comments!

Thanks, and enjoy!!!

Maven said...

I'm making these tomorrow too. I have perused all your recipes this evening and am beyond impressed! I can't wait to try these as I'm sick of the same old thing.