Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Muffin Madness Recipes - Blueberry Muffins

My aunt lives on about three acres and she has a huge row of blueberry plants. For years she allowed us to come and pick as many blueberries as we wanted. We would pick lots and freeze them so that we would have blueberries all winter long. I haven't picked blueberries at her house for about 5 years or so, for a lot of reasons, but I really miss having my "blue gold" in the freezer. Those blueberries went into muffins, pancakes, coffee cakes, and oatmeal (drop a couple of frozen berries in your kid's oatmeal and it cools it down and adds a fruit serving). Now I buy them at Costco and they cost almost as much as gold! But they are worth it when you use them in recipes like this one:

Blueberry Muffins
makes 1 dozen (or so)

Cream together:

1/2 c. butter or margarine
1 c. sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs


2 tsp baking powder

Next add (alternate the addition of these, a little flour, a little milk, etc):

2 c. flour (can use part whole wheat)
1/2 c. milk

Stir in:

2 - 2 1/2 c. blueberries (small berries are better but the big ones work)

Put in muffin tins and bake at 375 for 30 minutes or so. You can, of course, make mini muffins, but the small berries are even better for the mini muffins. The big berries tend to "take over" the muffins!

1 comment:

Jason Young said...

Thanks Jill :)