Tuesday, April 17, 2012

good morning starshine



During Passover I attempted to make apple muffins.  After they exploded all over my oven what remained lacked the typical muffin consistency.  Always a problem with Passover baked goods.  They ended up more like apples in crumbs.

Now that Passover is over, I can return to the muffins I love so very much.  Blueberry are one of my favorite muffins.  I prefer pumpkin muffins, but blueberry muffins have the added benefit of being associated with childhood memories.  Because Thatmom used to make blueberry muffins for special morning breakfasts.  

We didn't do pancakes - we were muffin people.  So blueberry muffins will always remind me of coming out to breakfast with giant muffins, sprinkled with sugar, waiting - fresh from the oven.

I can never get my sugar sprinkles to work out the way Thatmom did.  She must have had a touch of magic with her.  But even without sugar on top, a blueberry muffin is one of the best ways to start the day.
 

“Ok… Just One More” Blueberry Muffins  (from Chasing Delicious)


1 1/2 Pints blueberries
2 1/4 cups sugar
18 tablespoons butter (2 1/4 sticks)
4 eggs
8 ounces cream cheese
1/3 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon

  1. Preheat oven to 350. 
  2. In an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes.)
  3. Add the cream cheese and blend
  4. Add each egg, one at a time, mixing well until the egg is completely blended in.
  5. Add the milk and vanilla and mix well. 
  6. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt & cinnamon.
  7. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix until just combined.
  8. Toss the blueberries in a tablespoon of sugar. Then fold the blueberries into the batter taking care not to break the berries or overmix the batter.
  9. Spoon the batter into the prepared cupcake pans. Each cup should be filled to just above the top. Bake for about 25 minutes.

3 comments:

  1. One can never have too many blueberry muffin recipes (i have three on my blog...and this is soon to be a fourth!). We were definitely pancakes-for-dinner people. My mom did NOT do muffins.

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  2. Three cheers for blueberry muffins. This is a big hit in our house. Thanks for sharing.

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