Tuesday, June 16, 2009

i'm sweet like sugar

Personally, blueberries and peaches are THE summer fruit. I like them together, apart, in different forms -- cobblers, crumbles, pies, crisps... you name it!

Today, the name of the game was muffins. Blueberry muffins I've struggled making for the past few years. There are so many great recipes out there, how was it that I kept picking the wrong ones!!! Old fashion blueberry muffins with streusel topping I would typically gravitate toward. Well not today! I had leftover sour cream from last week's chili, so I decided to go for a more cake-like blueberry muffin that was moist and delicious.

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins
by her majesty, the Barefoot Contessa (Ina Garten -- shame on you if you didn't know)

12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
8 ounces (about 1 cup) sour cream
1/4 cup milk
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 half-pints fresh blueberries, picked through for stems

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place 16 paper liners in muffin pans.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. With the mixer on low speed, add the eggs 1 at a time, then add the vanilla, sour cream, and milk. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With the mixer on low speed add the flour mixture to the batter and beat until just mixed. Fold in the blueberries with a spatula and be sure the batter is completely mixed.

Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin pans, filling each cup just over the top, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the muffins are lightly browned on top and a cake tester comes out clean.

1 comment:

Miss. S said...

Do 2 half pints make a pint?