Quote of the day...er...week...umm...hey, look, a quote!!

Tibi gratias agimus quod nihil fumas.

It says "...freedom of...", not "...freedom from...".

Nolite te bastardes carburundorum!

"It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness. People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we're compassionate we'll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint." - Penn Jillette

Monday, August 11, 2008

You Say "Muffin Top" Like It's A Bad Thing

Of course I had to make blueberry muffins. I have three quarts of fresh, lovely blueberries - you know I am going to have some fun with them!Look at them steaming in there - what on Earth could they be doing to fog up the container that way??

It must be nerves - they know I have plans, muahahaha!!

Ahem.

Muffins, anyone?

The cast:

3/4 cups mlik
1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
1 egg
2 cup all purpose flour (I used unbleached, and you can use whole wheat if you like)
1/3 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder (yes, I know that's a Tablespoon, but work with me here)
1 teaspoon salt (see? This way you only dirty one measuring spoon)
1 cup fresh blueberries (picked through for bugs, weirdoes, or random things kids thought should go into the berry bucket)

Heat oven to 400. Hot stuff!

Grease the bottom of muffin cups or line them with foofy paper thingies. I like foofy paper thingies - look at the colors, aren't they festive?

Beat milk, oil, and egg in a bowl until they look like this:

Wow that looks really...unappetizing. Moving on.

Stir in flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt all at once.

Stir just until moist (batter will be lumpy), then add blueberries.
Gently fold in blueberries.

Spoon batter equally into muffin cups. Try to actually get it into the cup and not, you know, all over the pan, the stove top, your shirtfront, and two of your three cats.

Sprinkle the tops with sugar if you like (I like). Bake at 400 for twenty minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from pan immediately.


Mmm. Fend off Evil Genius who wants a muffin NOW!!! because the berries are like little, sweet, blue lava bombs in there.

Brew some coffee or tea, or pour some juice, and breakfast is served.

7 comments:

Mamma Schmoo said...

Those look sooooo yummy!!! I have some blueberries in my fridge that need to be used. The weather is kind of dreary here so tomorrow might the perfect day to have the oven on....

Kyddryn said...

Sounds like a plan.

Right now, there are only two left from that batch - guess I'll have to make more.

Kit said...

We've just been munching ours fresh thus far, but I have some blueberry baking in my near future, too.

RachelW said...

I luuurve fresh hot homemade blueberry muffins with exploding hot juicy berries...

Now I challenge you, no I *dare* you, to reinvent those muffins without sugar, wheat, eggs or dairy! Yeah! ;)

Kyddryn said...

Kit, yummers!

Rachel, wouldn't that be, umm...blueberry jam??

noble pig said...

These look amazing with those beautiful berries!

RachelW said...

Kyddryn.. umm... well yeah, but then it wouldn't be muffins, would it? You actually have to replace the eggs, dairy, wheat and sugar with other ingredients... that's the trick.