Thursday, 8 September 2011

blueberry and lemon muffins

I am a self confessed non baker, so I was pretty pleased with how these muffins turned out.  I thought it about time that I get some baking practise.  Lily loves lemon blueberry muffins so I thought that was a good place to start.
I adapted a recipe from 'melskitchencafe'

For this recipe you will need

  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 and 1/8 cup of sugar
  • 2 and 1/2 cup of flour
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 50g of butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened natural yogurt
  • 1/2 juice of juicy lemon
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • big pinch of salt

Pre-heat oven to 180c
I let the blueberries thaw out first.
Sift flour with baking powder in a bowl.
Melt the butter.
In another bowl whisk the eggs with the sugar, lemon juice, zest and salt. 
Fold into the flour followed by the butter, oil and yogurt and lastly the blueberries.
Don't overmix, you don't want the mixture to turn out purple.
Spoon into muffin tray.
I just shoved some baking paper sqaures into the muffin trays literally.  They work well as a plate and crumb collector.

Bake in the oven for about 30 mins.  Make sure you check before this time.

Only when I was writing this out now that I realised that I only put 2 cups of flour in.  Still were very good.  I would probably use less blueberries next time too.  A little overloaded for my taste.

I topped off with some sugar and lemon zest.  Caster sugar would have been better.

1 comment:

  1. Is it oil or vanilla. Ingredients say vanilla directions say oil. Confusing