Thursday, August 1, 2013
Blueberry feather muffins
We had a grand time picking blueberries for the third year in a row. I have a friend who has a brother in law with a blueberry farm:) We are allowed to pick after the professional pickers have gone and the crop is off to the stores. I wish everyone could have the experience of harvesting something at least once. There is something magical to see fruit on the bush or vine, to experience the joy of the "season"! It is a miracle missing from plastic containers in the grocery store!
I wish everyone could have the experience of harvesting something at least once. There is something magical to see fruit on the bush or vine. It is a miracle missing from plastic containers in the grocery store. We were rewarded for our efforts with a beautiful sunset along with fresh blueberries.
We love blueberries in smoothies, cereal and muffins. Our Nellie's Cottage retreaters enjoy them on our famous sweet potato pancakes along with homemade buttermilk syrup, and cinnamon walnuts.
This is our very favorite blueberry muffin recipe. It is light and fluffy with a cinnamon sugar topping:)
Blueberry Feather Muffins
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 2/3 cup sifted flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup blueberries, rinsed, drained
1 tsp cinnamon
Cream 1/3 cup sugar and 1/4 cup butter in bowl.
Add egg; beat well.
Combine 2 1/3 cups flour, baking powder and salt.
Add to creamed mixture alternating with milk, mixing well after each addition.
Stir in vanilla;beat well.
Fold in blueberries.
Fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full.
Combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/3 cup butter and cinnamon in bowl;mix until crumbly.
Sprinkle over muffins.
Bake at 350 degrees for20 min or until golden brown.
Serve warm. Yield:1 dozen