Blueberry Muffins

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I love muffins.  They are quick and easy to make and cover a whole range of moments when you need something sweet. You can put fruit in them or use wholemeal flour and claim they are a wholesome healthy treat.  The other benefit is that the muffin dough doesn’t taste good, so you are never tempted to sample (or over sample) it as you go.

I put these muffins into the wholesome category because they have a generous quantity of blueberries in them, and everyone knows that blueberris are a superfood.  This is one of my grandmother’s recipes and they are really good.  You know those muffins you get with the sweet crunchy crumbly top? Well this is one of those kinds…

 Recipeblueberry muffins

  •  3 c flour
  • 2 c sugar
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 225 g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c milk
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 T melted butter, extra
  • 1 3/4 c blueberries (can use fresh or frozen)

Mix flour, sugar and butter until in crumbs. Put 1 cup of the crumb mixture aside in separate bowl. To other mixture add eggs, milk and vanilla.  Mix with wooden spoon til just mixed. Gently add blueberries. Fill muffin cups.  Melt butter and pour over set aside crumb mixture. Toss with a fork til mixed.  Sprinkle on top of muffin batter. Bake at 170 C for about 18-20 minutes – will be golden brown.  Makes 15 good size muffins.

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About baking bohemian

My name is Jen and I am the baking bohemian. My blog identity comes from the cultural background of my mother’s family, (Bohemian), and my mother’s more left wing lifestyle (bohemian). The big ‘B’ Bohemian refers to the rich cultural heritage of our family that emigrated from Bohemia when it was still its own country (it now comprises two thirds of the Czech Republic). Food featured prominently in the family and broader social life of that part of my family. No social interaction was without sustenance, and any celebration, large or small, was an invitation to cook up a storm. My own family emigrated from the United States to Australia when I was a child. For the most part we lived with our mother, and my dad eventually moved back to the US. The little ‘b’ bohemian relates to the semi-alternative lifestyle we led with our mother. I hesitate to refer to her as a hippy, for that conjures up so many misconceptions, but certainly she was on that side of the fence. She was probably more eccentric than radical at the end of the day, but she could really cook. We always set extra plates at the dinner table because inevitably people would visit at dinner time. I started cooking when I was about eight. Cookies. Obviously I was motivated by desire! I loved cooking, I loved that the kitchen was always, in every way, the heart of the house, so I was always part of anything else that was happening while I was cooking. I loved people loving my food. With all the different things that I have done in my life and am interested in, food has remained my most consistent and enduring passion.

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