Thursday, June 21, 2012

Classic Blueberry Muffins: The Way They Should Taste

      You know how there are some things that just should taste a certain way?  I am one of those people that finds something that I like, and I tend to stick to it and not change it up much.  If it is the best a certain way, why change it?  Blueberry muffins are one of those things that seem fantastic just as they are, and I have now found a recipe that hearkens back to my own childhood.  These are good, and in my opinion, they taste the way that blueberry muffins should always taste.  Light, fluffy, blueberry-y.  Delicious.


      I had some extra blueberries from our berry-picking adventure a few weeks ago, so last week, I got this recipe from my friend who said I could share it on here.  (Thanks, Nicole!)  Here's what you need.


1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 cup butter or 1/3 cup oil
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups flour
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp lemon juice

Preheat your oven to 375°.  Make sure your blueberries are clean and dry-ish.  In large mixing bowl, beat together butter, sugar, and eggs until light and fluffy (about 4 minutes, or whenever your assistants tell you it is done).


This is how they try to stand whenever I am making anything.  Mix baking powder, salt and flour together in a separate bowl.


Alternately add your flour mixture and your milk to the egg batter, mixing thoroughly.


Drop in your lemon juice (lemon extract will work as well).


Then fold in your blueberries.  I have a thing for fresh blueberries.  I think they are beautiful.


Line your muffin tin with baking cups - or you could grease them, but really, that is more work.


Pour in your muffin mixture, filling each cup about 2/3 of the way full.  Every time I am pouring in batter for muffins or cupcakes, I am a bit paralyzed with fear that I will do the wrong amount and get really flat, sad looking results.  This was the right amount for this recipe.


Bake for 17-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.


Enjoy them warm and maybe with a cup of cold milk, if you like that sort of thing.  I think I enjoyed mine with a cold Diet Dr. Pepper cause that is how I roll.