March 16, 2011

Prize-Winning Blueberry Muffins

D.E.F.I.N.I.T.E.L.Y.
There is a reason for their name.

These are
ABSOLUTELY the BEST
blueberry muffins ever!

They are sweet and tangy with a
satisfying crunch on their tops.
Just the right amount of blueberries are
added without being overbearing.


For the record ~
I didn't have the needful ingredients
on hand the other day to make these,
so I tried out another recipe.

Overbearingly BLUE!

And DENSE.

We all wished I had waited to make the *real* ones!
So, I speak from experience when I say a
blueberry muffin can have too many blueberries.
There is such a thing as too much of a good thing.
These do not fall into that category.


They are PERFECT!

The children say they are like dessert.

What are you waiting for?
I'm craving more as I write.
YUM!


~ Prize-Winning Blueberry Muffins ~

As found in the Land O Lakes Cookbook ~
Treasury of Country
Heritage Meals and Menus


1/2 cup Sugar
(you may cut this by half)

1/4 cup Butter, softened

1 cup Sour Cream

2 Tbsp Lemon Juice ~
freshly squeezed

1 + 1/2 tsp Lemon Peel ~
finely grated

1 Egg

1 + 1/2 cups Flour
(you may substitute whole wheat pastry flour)

1 tsp Baking Soda

1 cup Blueberries ~
fresh or frozen (unthawed if frozen)

~ Topping ~

1 Tbsp Sugar and
1/2 tsp grated Lemon Peel


Heat oven to 375* F.

In large mixer bowl combine
1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup butter.

Blend in mixer until creamy.

Add sour cream, lemon juice, peel and egg.

Beat together until well mixed,
scraping bowl often.

In medium bowl,
stir together flour and baking soda.

By hand, stir flour mixture into
sour cream mixture
until just barely moistened.

Fold in blueberries.

Spoon into paper lined
(or greased) muffin tins.

In small bowl,
mix together topping ingredients.

Sprinkle 1 tsp of topping onto each muffin.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until lightly browned
and a wooden toothpick comes out clean.


Cool five minutes in pan,
then remove to cooling rack.

Enjoy!

18 comments:

Jenn said...

Those look SO delicious!

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

These look yummy Camille. I always have blueberries in my fridge - we live in a blueberry growing area so they are always plentiful and very reasonably priced. I even found organic blueberries recently - wow they were just amazing. My husband and I just about ate the whole punnet on our way home from the markets. I am definitely going to try this recipe - maybe even right now!

Cinnamon said...

Those look terrific! Thank you for sharing yummy recipes here for us to enjoy~

~Cinnamon

Noel said...

we love blueberry muffins - what comfort food :)

Trisha said...

These look great, Camille! We'll be giving this one a try. I'm glad I don't have to thaw the berries. :) Love and hugs to you, my sweet friend!

Wanting What I Have said...

I am drooling as I read. These look FABULOUS!!! I am bookmarking these to try very soon! :)

Linda said...

Hi Camille,
Happy Thursday to you!
Oh these blueberry ,muffins look sooooooooo good and blueberries are so my favourite! I will be making these for sure.
I hope that all is well with you.
Blessings and hugs to you my friend.

Camille said...

Dear Jenn ~ Are you going to give them a try? I hope you do! :)

Dear Ann ~ Oh I do hope you enjoy them! How wonderful that you have all those blueberries available to you...and organic? So much the better. :)

Dear Cinnamon ~ I'm so glad you enjoy the recipes my friend. Maybe one of your girls will make them for you? :)

Dear Noel ~ I'd have to agree with you there! They really are yummy...I hope you give them a try. :)

Dear Trisha ~ Oh yes...no thawing required! Enjoy!! :)

Dear Jennifer ~ I'm sure you will love them like we do! Yum, yum! :)

Dear Linda ~ I hope they meet with your approval...British baking can be hard to beat! :)

Many blessings,
Camille

Jill said...

Mmmmmm another yummy, great recipe!! Thank you! ;-)

Blessings,
Jill

The Adventures of a Simple Life said...

These look great! We love blueberries! And yes! Now I am craving them!!! I'll send my address ;) since I am our of blueberries! Can't wait for season to go pick them fresh!

Thank our Lord for yummy things for us to enjoy! He didn't have to bless us with delicious foods!!!

Christine

Treasures Evermore said...

These look amazing...will try them this weekend. We have lots of bags in the freezer.

Thanks for commenting on my blog...it is good to be back and checking in with everyone.

Connie

Camille said...

Dear Jill ~ What a wonderful thing it must be to be able to cook with eggs after so long! I hope these will work for your whole family. :)

Dear Christine ~ LOL! Do you think blueberries would mail well? ;-) Yes, God has certainly blessed us with so many amazing foods! And, as my sweet husband always says, "The LORD didn't have to give us taste buds"! :)

Dear Connie ~ I do hope you all enjoy them! Ease back into *regular* life slowly...don't overdo it! You have had so much on your plate. Welcome back! :)

Many blessings,
Camille

Mountain Mama said...

Oh me oh my! These look delicious! Far more tasty than the heart-healthy ones we make most of the time. It's good to enjoy the full bounty of God's delicious provisions too! Thank you for sharing this one...I see a treat being fixed up in our kitchen real soon.

Love from TX!

Patty said...

The muffins look and sound delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Have a great day.

His bondservant said...

Camille,
These look great. Can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing!

Camille said...

Dear Tami ~ I'm sure they will be a hit at your home...but don't overdo it...I don't want to lead you away from your heart healthy menu! ;-) Enjoy!

Dear Patty ~ Thank you...I hope you enjoy them! :)

Dear Jackie ~ LOL...I don't think they will quite fit into your healthy food suggestions! But, occasionally for a treat, right? ;-)

Many blessings,
Camille

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Love your pictures of this. Beautiful! I bet the lemon just gives these the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing!

Camille said...

Dear Jackie ~ Thank you my friend! And...yes, I think the lemon is truly the *secret* to these muffins. Did you notice I used whole wheat pastry flour? :)

Love,
Camille