Blueberry Muffins

29 Jan

When you’re home on a Saturday evening, it’s cold outside, snowing and you feel warm and cosy to stay home, what would you do? I, personally think of cooking a meal or baking something sweet. The heated oven, the good smell that enrich the house. We had some blueberries, so I thought, instead of eating them plain, which is also very delicious, I try them in a baked sweet. I looked up the net and found that amazing recipe, courtesy of Martha Stewart’s website. The muffins turned out having the exact fluffiness and tenderness I wanted them to be. I adapted a little bit the recipe, which calls for a certain topping or just a sprinkle of sugar and mace; I opted for the sprinkle to which I added some cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg instead of the mace. And that sprinkle gave a certain crust to the muffin which was perfect, delicious and added a flavour to the blueberries. Try it out and tell me what you think. Enjoy with a cup of coffee or an infusion of fresh ginger, cinnamon stick and anise seeds.

Blueberry Muffins, adapted from Martha Stewart Website

  • 3 cups plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 stick, 85g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 whole egg plus 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup skimmed milk
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • granulated sugar, ground cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg for topping

Preheat the oven to 375F or 180C, butter a muffin tin. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl. In another bowl, with an electric mixer cream the butter and sugar  until fluffy, add eggs and vanilla, mix well until combined; Reduce speed to low, alternate flour and milk, starting and ending with flour. Fold in gently the blueberries.

With an ice cream spoon, divide the batter into the muffin-tin and sprinkle the tops with the sugar-cinnamon-nutmeg mixture. Bake for 25-30 min until the muffins are golden brown. Cool a little before transferring to a wire rack.

Enjoy.

 

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4 Responses to “Blueberry Muffins”

  1. Loulou January 30, 2014 at 4:59 am #

    I want one now! They look like my cup of tea :)

    • Fragolina January 30, 2014 at 5:19 am #

      Yalla next yime you’re here.

  2. Maya January 29, 2014 at 9:34 pm #

    Ils ont l’air délicieux ces muffins! A notre prochaine rencontre, on aura peut être la chance de les goûter ;-) bises

    • Fragolina January 29, 2014 at 9:58 pm #

      Oui très délicieux, j’espère que notre prochaine rencontre sera vraiment proche, tu me manques;mais là-bas, il n’y a pas de “blueberries”, pas grave, on fera d’autres desserts. Bises.

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