Blueberry Muffins at the Beach Cottage Cafe
Sat 6th, Nov, 2010
Gday! Australia Calling!
I don’t know whatever happened to summer over this way…so I’m broadcasting to you loud & clear from good old Down Under sans sunshine mais avec muffins.
You already know I am not a baker, I won’t bore you any further with that…but today with rain lashing down I decided there was nothing other to do than to potter in the kitchen, coffee brewing happily and make my family some home cooked fare.
A few years ago now, long before this blog, I decided to take myself on a baking challenge, I think I’ve blogged about it before, and was determined to have just a few recipes under my belt so that my lovely BC children didn’t think cakes came from Betty Crocker and my husband thought he was onto a good thing.
This here is one of those said recipes, the BC Go-To Muffin Mix. You can sling just about anything at it in the way of fruity or not-so-fruity additions and it will take it laying down…and much more importantly it doesn’t require you to be precise…the only measuring equipment you’ll need is a cup….my kinda slapdash recipe.
This morning I had also, other than the grey sky, a few reasons to get my posterior up and into the kitchen…
1. I am creeping to Mr BC cos I want something reeeeaaaaal nice from the Frenchy shop but it is reeeeeaaaaaaly not in any shape or form errrm cheap and after an early morning of surf patrol I thought home-made muffins might do the trick.
2. My kids like muffins for breakfast & I refuse to let them eat E-Muffins
3. I had Ballbag Blueberries (errm yeah my blueberries were on their last legs).
4. (and the real reason) I wanted to play food stylists
These can be whipped up in minutes, and truly, I wouldn’t lie, you will look like a goddess, but underneath while you are smirking in pleasure, you, and only you, will know that it really was easier than ripping open a Betty Crocker.
Bye from Greytown
BC Go-To Blueberry Muffins
2 cups flour
1/2 cup butter melted
1/2 cup sugar
3tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup blueberries (or other fruit)
rind of 1 lemon
1 cup milk
1. mix dry ingredients in bowl & lemon rind
2. mix all other ingredients in separate bowl
3. fold wet ingredients into dry (will be thick & dense)
4. do not over stir
5. add blueberries, fold in lightly
6. bake on high 15 mins
**BC Note this is a non-sweet breakfast muffin…just how I like it…you may want to double the sugar
*edited to add: I bake these at 200C but my oven runs cool*