Thursday, March 16, 2006

Blueberry muffins

Muffins are a passion of mine. I love giving them to friends as well as eating them of course. This is a lovely recipe which is not very sweet, just about right. Each muffin is filled with blueberries, and terribly moist. Pure goodness. If I am up for an early start I will prepare the dry ingredients and put them in a bowl the night before. As I wake up I only turn the oven on, melt the butter and mix all the liquid ingredients. By the time the oven is ready I just mix dry and wet, pour in the muffin cases …and we have lovely muffins within 20 minutes.

75g unsalted butter

200g plain flour

½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

2 teaspoons baking powder

75g caster sugar

Pinch of salt

200ml buttermilk (or 100g yogurt and 100ml semi skimmed milk)

1 large egg

200g blueberries

Muffin tray

Pre-heat the oven to 200oC gas/180oC fan/gas mark 6. Prepare the muffin tray with 12 paper cases.

Combine all the dry ingredients in one bowl. Melt the butter and let it cool. In the meantime put the egg and buttermilk in a separate bowl.When the butter is cool add it to the wet ingredients and beat it all up. Make a well in the centre of the bowl with the dry ingredients and pour the wet one. Mix it al with a fork so that the mixture stays lumpy. Fold the blueberries in and mix it just gently. Spoon the mixture in the muffin tins and leave it in the oven for 20 minutes approximately.

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