Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Blueberry Muffins

Every summer I get so jealous of all the great ingredients everyone seems to be getting from their local farmer's market. Unfortunately, we don't have anything like that around here. The few farm stands we do have are not very thrilling and I actually find better produce at the grocery store. One of the few exceptions is blueberries. My mom stumbled across a small stand in a neighboring town a couple year's ago and now we anxiously await their appearance each year.

This recipe falls under the category of foods Kay likes to cook, not eat. But that is ok because her dad absolutely loves them so it just leaves more for him!

This is a Martha Stewart recipe. Most of her recipes, although they taste good, I find to be way too fussy and detailed for my patience (or lack thereof). This one is very straight forward though.
Blueberry Muffins
1/2 cup softened margarine
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 cups fresh blueberries
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners. In a medium sized bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder. Place the blueberries in a fine sieve and dust with 1 tsp of the flour mixture.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the margarine and sugar on medium-high speed for 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one by one, beating until combined. Mix in the vanilla.

With the mixer on low speed, add the reserved flour mixture, beating until just combined. Add the milk, beating until just combined. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the blueberries. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups.

Bake, rotating the pan halfway through, until the muffins are golden brown, about 30 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool 10 minutes. Turn the muffins on their sides and let cool.

Kay: The only reason I like making them is to surprise my dad and to eat the batter without any blueberries.

Dana: Forget about letting them cool. I ate one almost straight out of the oven!! Two notes about the pictures. First, all we had were Halloween liners. Also, today was carnival day at day care and Kay got her face painted. I don't want anyone to think she walks around with a filthy face!


Ms Mac said...

No, we barely let muffins cool either before we scoff an entire batch.

And Kay, I like to lick the bowl clean as well so if we found ourselves in a kitchen, baking together, you'd have a fight on your hands!

Champsleeve said...

Funny you mention that. My husband was heartbroken the day he realized that he now had to split bowls and beaters with not only me but now a child as well!! We usually just end up making less of the baked item so that there is more batter left over!


Holler said...

Those muffins look great. Blueberry mufins are my favourite, I just love the way the bluberries explode inside of the cake!