Monday, November 10, 2008

my favorite muffin recipe.

i love baking muffins. probably a little too much. cupcakes too, but i haven't mastered frosting yet. i've searched all over for a really good basic muffin recipe, and a couple of months ago i found it. i can't remember where, i just tried it out and fell in love, i've modified it just a bit. today i used to to make mixed berry muffins. they didn't turn out perfect, i think i had to much juice left in my thawed berries. but they were good none the less. here's the recipe:

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1 stick salted butter, room temp
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups blueberries/strawberries/chocolate chips/etc.
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup of milk
1-2 tbs. raw sugar, optional

preheat oven to 375 degrees, line a 12 cup muffin pan with papers ( i like to make 6 jumbo muffins, i couldn't find my papers this time though!)

In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
In another bowl, toss the blueberries with about a tablespoon of the flour mix. (this works so well to keep the berries evenly distributed through the muffins.) Set aside.

Using the paddle attachment on an electric mixer, beat the butter for about a minute, then add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy (i love fluffy butter.) Add the eggs one at a time, making sure it's well combined before adding another egg. Then mix in the vanilla extract.

With the mixer on low, alternate adding flour and milk. Beat until just combined. Don't over beat! Lightly fold in the blueberries (or whatever) using a rubber spatula. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups.

Then I put a sprinkling over raw sugar on the top, it gives it a nice shine and crunch.

baking

Bake for about 30 minutes, until the muffins are golden-brown. Stick a toothpick in there, and if it comes out clean, you're good. Put them on a wire rack and let them cool for a few minutes, eat em' while they are still warm. with a glass of milk. or coffee. or any beverage of your choice. enjoy!


and the aftermath:

aftermath

9 comments:

  1. Awesome pictures! Glad you cleaned up your mess.

    Mom

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  2. I tried this recipe last night and it is the BEST muffin recipe! Thanks so much for sharing <3

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  3. These were yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

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