Two weeks ago, when I came home, I saw a packet of Kirkland dried blueberries on our dining table. Hubby told me it’s from Auntie Jenny. She bought for me as she knows I love to bake.
I was excited and posted on my facebook “What should I bake with this?”
The suggestions that I received were blueberries pie, tartlets, cheesecake, scones, ice-cream, yoghurt, muffin, cupcakes, cookies, waffles, etc. I knew blueberries are good for cupcakes and muffin but these are dried ones. So, I wasn’t sure.
I asked my aunt and she suggested for me to soak the blueberries with pure orange juice and I did.
I searched on the internet for blueberries muffins recipe and this “To Die for Blueberry Muffins” pop out on top of the search. It was a simple recipe and with 4.5 stars by almost 7,000 reviews. In addition, I’ve been using several recipes from All Recipes and they turned out well.
I decided to double the recipe as the original recipe only makes 8 large muffins.
- 3.0 cups (380g) all purpose flour
- 1.5 cups (300g) white sugar
- 1.0 tsp salt
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 2/3 cup (160ml) vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups (290g) fresh blueberries (if using dried blueberries, to soak with warm water or fresh orange juice)
- 1/2 cup (100g) white sugar
- 1/3 cup (40g) all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup (55g) butter, cubed
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
- Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.
- Place vegetable oil into a 2 cup measuring cup; add eggs and enough milk to fill the 2 cup.
- Mix this with flour mixture. Fold in blueberries.
- Fill muffin cups right to the top.
To Make Crumb Topping:
- Mix together sugar, flour, butter and cinnamon with fork
- Sprinkle over muffins before baking.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.
When those muffins were baking in the oven, the smell of muffins, especially the cinnamon were really nice.
When those muffins were out from the oven, Jared instantly wanted to eat it.
Later in the evening, Hubby ate one muffin. After finished eating, he said “Your muffin is excellent”. He said it has all the things that muffin should have … crisp topping, moist muffin, a dash of tangy from the orange juice, a little of sweetness, etc. He just know how to motivate me to bake more often.
My instinct tells me the muffins will taste even nicer if I were to use fresh blueberries. Will take some to the office tomorrow for my colleagues. Glad that I bake them today before our crazy yearly planning activity kicked in over the next few days. All of us need all the tender, loving, care during this period. Hugs will be great.
Thank you Auntie Jenny for the blueberries. I can feel the TLC 🙂