Saturday, April 7, 2012

Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins

Have not made muffins for a long while, wanted to use up the frozen blueberries in the freezer, bought a pack of buttermilk and made a batch of muffins...

Recipe from book Muffin Galore

Makes 12


150g fresh or frozen blueberries
25g icing sugar
300g plain flour              } I use 300g self raising flour
2 tsp baking powder      }
pinch of salt
150g soft brown sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
225 ml buttermilk
2 tbsp milk
50g butter, melted
finely grated zest of half orange

1. Preheat the oven to 200 deg C/ 400 deg F/ Gas mark 6. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin or line the cups with paper muffin cases.
2. Put the blueberries into a large bowl. Sift over the icing sugar and toss blueberries in the sugar to coat. Add the sifted flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar, then stir together.
3. In a separate bowl or jug, mix together the egg, buttermilk, milk, melted butter and orange zest. Add the buttermilk mixture all at once to the dry ingredients and mix breifly until just combined.
4. Spoon the batter 3/4  full into the prepared muffin cups. Bake in the oven for 18-20min, or until risen and golden. Cool in the tin for 5 min, then turn out onto a wire rack. Serve warm or cold.

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