Monday, March 3, 2008

Sore loser makes muffins.

My husband won our annual Oscar Prediction Contest . . . his prize = homemade blueberry muffins. He loves the blueberry any way he can get it. I researched Blueberry Muffin recipes and created this one for the occasion. These muffins turned out great. They have a streusel topping that makes them even more delicious.

Oscar's Blueberry Muffins

1/2 cup unsalted butter1
1/4 cups white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour,divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 pint fresh blueberries -rinsed, drained and patted dry

For Crumb Toping:
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


1. Position rack in the middle of oven. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray the top of a muffin pan with non-stick coating, and line with paper liners.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, 1 1/4 cups sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Mix together 1 3/4 cup of the flour and baking powder. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, mixing just until incorporated. Crush 1/4 of the blueberries, and stir into the batter. Mix the rest of the whole blueberries with the remaining 1/4 cup of the flour, and fold into the batter. Scoop into muffin cups.

3. To Make Crumb Topping: Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until golden brown, and tops spring back when lightly tapped.


Bree said...


Bree said...

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