Wednesday, May 4, 2011

blueberry muffins

these blueberry muffins were characterized as "to die for" on the website where i found the original recipe. in its original state, which was lumpy and far too thick (needed more liquid and more eggs), i think dying of them would have been closer to the truth. however, i adjusted the recipe and they were quite good, tho' i think it would take an awful lot for me to die for a muffin. use fresh, plump blueberries, they're what makes it.

blueberry muffins

1.5 C flour
3/4 C sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/3 C sunflower oil
1/2 C buttermilk
2 eggs
1 C fresh blueberries

1/3 C flour
1/4 C butter, cubed
1/3 C sugar

preheat your oven to 180°C/375°F. place the dry ingredients in your mixer bowl. in a large measuring cup or another bowl, mix together the oil, buttermilk and eggs and pour them slowly into the dry ingredients, mixing on low speed. when it's well-blended and the lumps are gone, gently fold in plump, fresh blueberries.

in a separate bowl, mix the topping mixture together (i found it was good to do this with a fork, but you can also get in with your fingers) - you can add a bit of cinnamon as well if you feel like it.

pour the batter into prepared muffin tins and sprinkle a bit of the topping on top. bake for 20-25 minutes and serve the hot muffins immediately with a fresh pot of tea. fresh from the oven, they don't even need butter, tho' it's quite yummy to butter them later once they're cooled down. if any of them survive the first round of serving, that is.

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Bee said...

The blueberries are delicious at the moment . . . and I'm always up for trying a new recipe for muffins. If you made them again, would you add some spice (cinnamon, nutmeg?) to the streusel topping?

julochka said...

the original recipe calls for cinnamon in the topping, but that seemed to me rather at odds with the blueberries, so i didn't find that i missed it. the blueberries were the star attraction here - but as you say, it's because they're so good at the moment (i got ours from our organic box folks - so they're organic ones from spain).

Char said...

i've had the cinnamon in the topping on blueberries before. it makes it struesel like. i love fresh blueberries, especially in muffins


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