Muffins containing blueberries
successfully all year around. If fresh blueberries are not available,
you can use frozen blueberries or any other fruit you like.
3 tablespoons of butter or margarine, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup milk
2-1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup fresh blueberries
- Slightly grease
nonstick muffin pan (or
place paper muffin cups in muffin tin) and set aside.
- Preheat owen to hot
(400º F or about 205º C).
- Cream the butter, and add the
- Stir in the beaten
- Reserve 1/4 cupful of flour,
and mix the remainder with the
salt and the baking powder.
- Stir the dry ingredients into
- Mix the 1/4 cupful of flour
with the berries and fold
them into the batter.
- Fill prepared muffin pan about
full of the batter, and bake in a hot oven for about 20 minutes.
Makes 6 large muffins.
Cranberries are often
used in muffins instead of blueberries, but to some people they are not
agreeable because of
the excessive amount of acid they contain.
|Did You Know?
are flowering plants of the genus Vaccinium with dark-blue berries.
Species in the section Cyanococcus are the most common fruits sold as
"blueberries" and are mainly native to North America. They are usually
erect but sometimes prostrate shrubs varying in size from 10
centimetres (3.9 in) to 4 metres (160 in) tall. In commercial blueberry
production, smaller species are known as "lowbush blueberries"
(synonymous with "wild"), and the larger species as "highbush
blueberries". The leaves can be either deciduous or evergreen, ovate to
lanceolate, and 1–8 centimetres (0.39–3.1 in) long and 0.5–3.5
centimetres (0.20–1.4 in) broad. The flowers are bell-shaped, white,
pale pink or red, sometimes tinged greenish.
The fruit is a false berry 5–16 millimetres (0.20–0.63 in) diameter
with a flared crown at the end; they are pale greenish at first, then
reddish-purple, and finally blue or blueish-purple when ripe. They have
a sweet taste when mature, with variable acidity. Blueberry bushes
typically bear fruit from May through June though fruiting times are
affected by local conditions such as altitude and latitude.
The blueberry muffin is the official state muffin of Minnesota.