Blueberry Muffins

I’ve had a day in the kitchen today… and I made some blueberry muffins  🙂

The recipe is extracted from Nigella Lawson’s “How to be a Domestic Godess” Book – ISBN 0-701-16888-9

Ingredients :

75g unsalted butter

200g plain flour

half a teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

75g caster sugar

pinch of salt

200ml buttermilk (or 100g yoghurt and 100ml semi-skimmed milk) – I used the latter

1 large egg

200g blueberries (I only had 135g but they turned out well)

12 bun muffin tray lined with 12 paper cases.

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Method :

  • Melt the butter, and set it aside to cool for a little.   Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C / Gas Mark 6
  • Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl, and in a measuring jug beat together the buttermilk (or yoghurt and milk), egg and melted butter.
  • Using a wooden spoon and a light hand, pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix gently to combine.   Don’t worry about lumps; the important thing with muffins is that the mixture isn’t over-worked.
  • Fold in the blueberries, again keeping mixing to a minimum.   You could also add orange zest at this point if you wanted.
  • Spoon into the muffin cases – I use an ice cream scoop and a small rubber spatula for this – and bake for 20 minutes, by which time the muffins should be risen and golden and firm on top.   Eat warm or cold as you like: I like warm, broken with fingers smeared, mouthful by mouthful, with good unsalted butter and blueberry jam.
  • Makes 12

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4 thoughts on “Blueberry Muffins

  1. looks lovly 🙂 when am i being invited over for tea, i’ll be in dunfermline all next week lol (your not that far from there, right !!!)
    lol only joking

  2. I have no idea where i’ll be next week just in the location west fife not far from dysart then different places in dunferlin possible limekilns /charleston (contractoring work is great aint it)

  3. Pingback: Christmas Morning Muffins in March! « Townie Blog

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