Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Blueberry Muffins

Today, I decided to make blueberry muffins with the blueberries that I had in the fridge. The recipe that I used was from Martha Stewart's website, and I copied and pasted it below. It is very tasty and I do recommend it. (I will be posting the pear crisp recipe that I used soon, I just want to try to make it one more time with alterations before I recommend that you make it)

Blueberry Muffins

Makes 1 dozen (if you have the very large muffin tins)
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups fresh blueberries
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Generously butter a standard 12-cup muffin pan and dust with flour, tapping out excess; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Working over the bowl, toss blueberries in a fine sieve with about 1 1/2 teaspoons flour mixture to lightly coat; set aside the flour mixture and the blueberries.

2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or using a handheld mixer, beat butter and 1 cup sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until combined. Mix in vanilla.

3. With the mixer on low speed, add reserved flour mixture, beating until just combined. Add milk, beating until just combined. Do not overmix. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the blueberries. Divide batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups. If desired, in a small bowl, mix together remaining 1/4 cup sugar and nutmeg. Sprinkle sugar mixture on top of muffin batter.

4. Bake, rotating pan halfway though, until muffins are golden brown and a cake tester inserted in the center of one muffin comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool 10 minutes. Turn muffins on their sides in their cups, and let cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.

I am trying to find a recipe for a zucchini/summer squash casserole - hopefully, I will find one that is tasty and easy to make.


Sandy@ Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

These sound great! I actually make blueberry muffins a lot. I buy and freeze blueberries every summer. So I will have to try these.
Thanks for posting the recipe. :)

Classic MaMa said...

I love muffins! I will be trying this one soon. :) What a great mommy you are.