Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Do You Know The Muffin Man?

I love muffins. They're sweet, but not too sweet. They're like the perfect balance of sweet and savory snack, in my opinion. How you can dislike something that is sweet and you can still put butter on it!? So tonight I got a bit of a sweets craving after dinner, waiting patiently for the final episode of Project Runway... We're low on butter, flour, fruit and completely out of brown sugar. But we had a pint of blueberries and a meyer lemon. So I lifted the delicious-looking blueberry cake recipe from Jen at use real butter. Jen posts really inspiring recipes along with beautiful pictures. Nothing makes me salivate like good pictures :) Definitely check her out.

These came out really well, though the cooking time, even for the muffins, was more than the recipe called for, about 40 minutes. I also think the did a good job with the pictures :)

Blueberry Muffins
(from Donna Hay Modern Classics 2 & posted originally at use real butter)

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup superfine sugar
1 cup sour cream (I used 2% greek yogurt - we didn't have any sour cream. Also yogurt is better for you, and me)
2 eggs
1 tsp finely grated lemon rind
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 1/4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl. Add sugar and combine. Whisk sour cream, eggs, lemon rind, and oil together in a bowl. Stir in the dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in the blueberries. To make muffins: fill a dozen 1/2 cup muffin tins about 2/3 full and bake for 15 minutes or until clean toothpick stage (Like I said, this really took me about 40 minutes, but I would check at 15 and then keep checking every 5... who knows).

I also figured out the nutritional info for everyone:

Serving size: 1 muffin (or 3, if you're me)
Calories: 209.8 Total Fat: 7.7 g Cholesterol: 36.4 mg Sodium 99.4 mg Potassium 43.5 mg Total Carbs: 31.2 g Sugars: 13.3 g Protein 5 g


Georgia said...

What??? Blueberry muffin's without moi??? Arghhhh....oh well, hopefully you and the kitty ate enough for me too!

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

These muffins DO look delicious!!!!

Peter M said...

Randi, I'm gonna give these a go. Superfine sugar or icing sugar?

Pixie said...

We're missing out on Project Runway but are watching Project Catwalk (british version). Blueberry muffins are Delish!

Psychgrad said...

No, I don't know the Muffin Man. But, after seeing this post, I'd like to meet him.

Mike of Mike's Table said...

I also just recently made blueberry muffins. They look great--the worst part is they disappear so quickly!

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