North Star Blueberry Muffins

October 15, 2012 8:59:04 AM PDT
From Chapter 19 of THE SWEETNESS OF FORGETTING A novel by Kristin Harmel

Muffins:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ? tsp. salt
  • ? cup milk
  • ? cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • Streusel topping (see recipe below)
  • Directions:

    1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

    2) Prepare streusel as directed below. Set aside.

    3) In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs, beating well.

    4) In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter-sugar mixture, alternating with the milk, sour cream and vanilla. Mix just until fully combined.

    5) Gently fold in the blueberries.

    6) For oversized muffins, fill each muffin cup nearly to the top. Sprinkle generously with streusel topping (see below).

    7) Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a knife inserted through the top of a muffin comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in pan, then move to wire rack to complete cooling.

    Streusel Topping:

      Ingredients:
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup flour
    • 1/4 cup very cold butter, chopped into small cubes.
    • 2 tsp. cinnamon

    Directions: Combine all ingredients and process with quick pulses in a food processor, until mixture has consistency of thick crumbs. Sprinkle over unbaked muffins, as directed above.


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