Monday, 23 February 2015

Blueberry Muffins

I recently went blueberry picking at a local farm and because it was rediculously cheap brought a lot of blueberries. This recipe makes 8-10 depending on size, these also freeze well. If you would like to make it into blueberriy and chocolate muffins just add 1/4 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup blueberries instead of 3/4 of a cup of blueberries.

1 1/2 cups self raising flour, sifted 
3/4 cup brown sugar 
3/4 cup blueberries 
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 egg, beaten 
3/4 cup milk, warmed 
100g butter, melted 
1tsp lemon zest

Preheat the oven to 200C.

Mix the flour, cinnamon and brown sugar together with a whisk, making sure there are no lumps of sugar left. Add the blueberries, being gentle, and stir them in. Mix the egg, milk, butter and lemon zest together (the milk ought to be warm enough that the butter does not solidify when they are combined).

Combine the two mixtures, and fold together with a spatula until there are no dry ingredient pockets left. Be very gentle: overmixing will yield rubbery muffins!

Pour the mixture into greased muffin tins, filling right to the top. Sprinkle each muffin with raw sugar or chocolate chips.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.