Blueberry Muffins

October 16, 2009

When I was a kid we always had blueberry muffins made from a box.  The box contained a little can of ‘fresh’ blueberries and I thought that was as good as it got.  Then I discovered fresh blueberries and a recipe from The Joy of Cooking, page  582 in my old, tattered version.  I don’t even look it up anymore and this isn’t exactly the same, but it’s good!

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  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 to 3/4 Cup Sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Butter, melted
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Pint Fresh Blueberries, rinsed
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon

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Preheat oven to 400. Grease a muffin pan and set it aside.  You could use those muffin papers but I prefer a plain pan.  Too much good muffin sticks to the paper!

KBP_1440Rinse the berries and remove any icky ones.

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With a whisk, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar.   Use 1/2 to 3/4 cup of sugar, depending on how sweet the berries are and how sweet you like the muffins.

KBP_1477Add the eggs to the milk and whisk until well-blended.  Stir in the melted butter.

KBP_1494Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients and blend it very lightly.  It’ll still be lumpy.  Don’t overmix it.

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Gently fold in the blueberries.

KBP_1506Fill the muffin cups nearly full.

KBP_1507Sprinkle the top of each one with a bit of sugar.  Bake at 400 for 20 to 25 minutes.

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Let them cool for a bit before removing from the pan.

KBP_1543Enjoy them while they’re still warm.

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1 Hannah E. June 11, 2010 at 10:45 pm

This is a totally awesome blog! Good for you for being such an accomplished woman… the kind of role model young women need today.

-H

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2 Ray Rhodes June 24, 2010 at 7:56 pm

This is great, I’m a novice and this seems very simple and delicious! Thanks!

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3 Chef Tom January 26, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Yep, blueberries are my favorite! I will make these Sunday morning for my wife and I to go with our cappuccinos! Thank you for the post Karen!!

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4 Jeff January 26, 2011 at 8:47 pm

kudos to the photographer. Great shot of cracking the egg

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