Blueberry Muffins

Sunday has begun, coffee and a blueberry muffin I had made yesterday. I’m not one for cake but muffins, Oh my! This is the recipe I used. Mine did turn out just like this. I did put my blueberries in a bag and added just a touch of flour and shook it up then folded them gently into the batter, this helps them stick to the batter and not all sink to the bottom while baking. Next weekend I’m making strawberry ones. Family enjoyed them…a keeper.

Blueberry Muffins

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk, shaken
  • 1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries (2 half-pints)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with paper liners.

Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl and mix together. In a separate bowl, mix together the buttermilk, butter, lemon zest, and eggs. Make a hole in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix with a fork just until blended. Fold the blueberries into the batter. Don’t over mix! With a standard (2 1/4-inch) ice-cream scoop or large spoon, scoop the batter into the prepared cups, filling them almost full.

Bake the muffins for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown.


Simply thoughts

DSCN2624 I was thinking of the old things, I still use, these two don’t seem like much, I know. The grater I use everyday. I cook a lot from scratch, so there is always something to slice or grate. I got this grater years ago from a relative on my hubby side. She had it for years before that. She has long passed and I sometimes think of her and what she would of been cooking when she used it.. The same with the cheese slicer, I got it at a friends yard sale, her mother in law used it before she passed away. I couldn’t help but get it, hubby and I eat sliced cheese and crackers as a bed time snack. Like I said they don’t seem like much, but if you were to ask the kids, they would say I remember mom using that, for this or that. When it comes to my children, I pray always that they knew they were loved and wanted. That we have and will always have memories of each other.  Our youngest, said the other day that her friends think its cute that when I tell about something her dad and I did. I always say dad and I, never Don, just dad and I. I never really thought about it before, don’t think I will ever change after all these years, so dad it is. See the simple things is what matters not the rest………………..