Friday, July 2, 2010

Blueberry Muffins!

I took my daughter out myself the other day to go to a beach by a river.  On the way there, I decided to stop by a farm where we do our blueberry picking.  I LOVE this farm, and their blueberries.  It is so charming and I wish that it was more than just blueberries, but that is all they have, and they seem to make a killing.  Maybe I need to start my own blueberry farm. 

The "store" part of the farm is a little shed with a window.  From 7-2 pm (or something like that) there is someone inside the store.  After that, they operate on an honor system where you pick your amount and pay by putting the cash in a wooden locked box.  They have ice pops in the freezer inside to take also on the honor system.  I just love things like this, as we are all so untrusting and suspicious of one another. 

Fresh picked NJ Blueberries!

Blueberry Muffins!  Here's my recipe:
1 1/2 Cups Wheat Flour
1 Tsp. Baking Soda
1 Tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp. Salt
3/4 Cup Sugar
1 Egg, Beaten
1/3 Cup Butter Melted
1/2 Cup Milk
1 Cup Fresh Blueberries

1/3 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp. All Purpose Flour
1/8 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbsp. Butter

1. Preheat oven to 375 F.  Line muffin pans.
2.  In large bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  In another bowl, beat sugar, egg, melted butter and milk.  Stir dry mixture into wet mixture and fold in blueberries.  Spoon batter into muffin cups.
3.  For Topping:  In bowl, mix sugar, flour, and cinnamon.  Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.  Sprinkle over muffins.
4.  Bake in oven for 18-20 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.

And here is my newest sketch that I'm working on: