Posts Tagged ‘blueberries’

Tuesday Recipe: Blueberry Muffins

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Tis the season for blueberries, and we have a special recipe to cure that craving you’ve got!


Moist Blueberry Muffins

Yield: 1 dozen muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 1/8 cup sugar plus 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups  unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. table salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tbsp. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS
Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray standard muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.

Bring 1 cup blueberries and 1 tsp. sugar to simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, mashing berries with spoon several times and stirring frequently, until berries have broken down and mixture is thickened and reduced to 1/4 cup, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and cool to room temperature, 10-15 minutes.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk remaining 1 1/8 cups sugar and eggs until thick and  homogeneous, about 45 seconds.

Whisk butter and oil into egg mixture until combined.

Whisk buttermilk and vanilla into egg mixture until combined.

Using rubber spatula, fold egg mixture and remaining cup blueberries into flour mixture until just moistened (batter will be very lumpy with few spots of dry flour; do not overmix).

Divide batter equally among prepared muffin cups (batter should completely fill cups and mound slightly). Spoon a teaspoon of cooked berry mixture into center of each mound of batter. Using a chopstick or skewer, gently swirl berry filling into batter using a figure-eight motion.

Bake until muffins are golden and just firm, 17-19 minutes, rotating muffin tin from front to back halfway through baking time. Cool muffins in tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and cool 5 minutes before serving.


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No Fuss Fourth of July Fruit Salad

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

With the 4th of July right around the corner, many of us are thinking of which red, white, and blue themed recipes we will be making.  And, if you are like me, you want a recipe that is simple to prep, and does not involve too much time in the kitchen.  Less time in prep mode equals more time spent with friends and family on this fun-filled holiday!  To aid you in your search, here is an extremely simple July 4th themed fruit salad for you to make and enjoy:

Bananas, Strawberries and Blueberries, oh MY!What you will need:

Note: this recipe can be scaled up or down to suit your needs

  • 2 cups chopped strawberries
  • A handful of raspberries
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 apple, peeled and chopped
  • 2 bananas, peeled and thickly sliced
  • Zest of 1 lemon or orange (optional)
  • 2 tsp. juice of 1 lemon or orange (optional)

To assemble the fruit salad, place all of your prepped fruit in a bowl to fit.  Next, sprinkle the zest and juice on top.  Using a serving spoon or rubber spatula, gently mix the fruit until well coated with the zest and juice.

Remember, it is always a good idea to wash fruit before chopping.  What better way to celebrate summer colors than with this bright colander?  And, when serving your Fourth of July treats this year, or any year, don’t forget to grab themed coasters!

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