Saturday, May 8, 2010

Fresh Blackberry Muffins

Fresh Blueberry Muffins

1 1/2 cups of fresh blueberries
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspooon salt
1/3 cup oil
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk

1. Preheat over to 375F. Spray the muffin tin with cooking spray.
2. Put the blue berries into a colander and rinse them off.
3. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, flour, baking soda, and salt.
4. In a small bowl, combine the oil, beaten eggs, and milk.
5. Add the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir together until they are just blended. Do not overmix.
6. Fold the blue betties into the batter.
7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan so each cup is about 2/3 full.
8. Bake 18-20 minutes or until muffins are lightly browned and cooked throughout.
9. You can serve the muffins fresh from the oven.  After they have cooled, cover them with waxed paper to keep them fresh.

Jael made breakfast this morning; she got a cookbook for her birthday.  She has been so anxious to go through the whole thing and make everything. Her brothers were willing to wait the extra hour while she cooked. Yeah, we gotta work a bit on speed and clean-up. BUT since Jael is not even the cleanest eater, I am sure it will take some time.  She learned one of the the first rules of cooking....substitution. Mommy didn't have blueberries, but she had blackberries.  I pretty much left her on her own in the kitchen, because I tend to want things perfect. I interfere too much, and I want her to realize she can do it on her own.  The ONLY thing I measured was the oil.  So, this was ALL her!!  AND she is prepared for the reviews......

P.S. I appreciate the comments on my last blog post. As soon as I get some more time I will be answering all of the questions. I REALLY am glad for the ideas.


erc said...

Good job, Jael! (Grammie likes blackberries better than she likes blueberries!)

Good job, Serena....for letting Jael cook on her own!

BTW: Grammie thinks she might like some muffins when she comes to visit!

amy k* said...

Great job, Miss Jael! What a lovely little lady you are becoming! The muffins look SCRUMPTIOUS! Keep up the good work, Jeal AND Mama!!

Sheri said...

Those look yummy Jael. Nice job! Keep up the good work. You could make one thing per day like in the Julia Childs movie. Not that you know who that is but she was quite the cook and wrote cookbooks. So you never know.

Persuaded said...

What a cutie-pie she is! and goodness, what a great job to do all that at her age... color me impressed☺

Mrs. and Mama K said...

mmm! looks yummy!

i've made a few batches of BLUEberry muffins lately from the nourishing traditions cookbook. the flour sits in kefir for 12-24 hours so it's better for digestion.