In the best (worst?) tradition of see something and want it now a post from Sally BR at the Bewitching Kitchen hit my inbox last night. Some not so sublimal message went straight to my brain…..
‘Oh yes!’ , I thought, ‘Blueberry muffins, I want them and I want them now!’ – (after a virtuous light supper of broadbeans and tomato passata on pasta). Thank you Sally! Sometimes reading my friends’ blogs is just what I need to prompt getting out the mixing bowl!
I went outside and inspected my very small blueberry plant, there were exactly 6 ripe blueberries on it. Not quite enough for a batch of these, in fact, let’s be honest, I have never grown more than a handful of these and the dogs have a habit of hoovering them off the plant anyway when they think I’m not looking.
As I have a mild phobia about translating cups to grams, I made them this way…
and I made them very fast.
250 grams plain flour
170 grams golden caster sugar
2 tsps baking powder
150 grams full fat yoghurt
grated fresh lemon zest
100 ml unsweetened soya milk
50 grams melted butter (as used full fat yoghurt reduced the butter- but you could use more like 100 grams if you are using low fat yoghurt I guess)
200 grams big fat blueberries
I sieved the dry ingredients together.
Beat the eggs, yoghurt, and soya milk together gently. Didn’t have buttermilk or much yoghurt left so added soya milk which seemed to work fine.
Added the lemon zest.
Melted the butter in another pan.
Then mixed the dry ingredients with the eggy/milk/yoghurt mix, drizzled the cooling butter in on top, gave that a quick stir, till the butter was just mixed in, folded the blueberries in. Plopped it into 11 muffin cases. I’ve realised that if you use one less muffin case, you get bigger muffins and they look more convincing.
Baked them at 160 C on Fan setting for 25 minutes.
Eaten approx 15 minutes after they came out of the oven.
Watered the veg bed, admired the rainbow, went to bed.
They look great, muffins are so easy to mix and make so thanks for reminding me that I’ve not done them in a while!
C, I see a chain reaction of muffins happening now it’s blueberry season….. it’s all Sally’s doing :)
where’s the pot of gold then, in the rainbow chard? xx
It be under the ol’ apple tree xx :)
Beautiful blueberries and an even more beautiful rainbow! Your veg patch is growing like crazy!
Pulled the garlic today, Celia, smaller than last years, Brian reckons it is to do with when I planted it….. The cabbages are gigantic and have taken over. Something has to be done about them :)
Blueberries and cherries- its all good in your kitchen.
Congratulations on your certificate too- kit kats always taste better in the rain.
Thank you Brydie. Yesterday I felt really 8) so had to brag a bit, the bit I didn’t say was that the 11 year olds of course did Long Swims of a mile! Maybe next year I will join them. Got to get a bit fitter though!
11 year olds don’t have anything else to do so they can swim the mile. You on the other hand need to make wild cherry jam, bake sourdoughs and blueberry muffins! (crikey, a mile thats a long way… I would be floating on my back a lot.)
That is just SO NAUGHTY posting that GREAT BIG PICTURE of that GREAT BIG MUFFIN as I know feel that my life depends upon EATING A HUGE BLUEBERRY MUFFIN WITHIN THE NEXT FIVE SECONDS. Arghhhhh !!!!
I would send you some if I thought the postie wouldn’t eat them :)
The chain reaction to muffins is happening, Joanna.
I’ve just made my first ever batch – 11 of them as I ran out of mix scrapings for a full 12th one.
Yours look delicious in blueberry colours.
11 is the right number! Did you reduce the sugar? You can probably get away with less, I don’t find them very sweet anyway…