With the blueberries waiting to be used in the ref, I excitedly put out my copy of the sexy Nigella Lawson's How To Be A Domestic Goddess and chose between making a trifle or a muffin. The muffin won over as I lacked some of the ingredients of the trifle. These were great, and a good start for this Nigella-wannabe. As my copy is fairly new, this is the very first recipe from the book that I have tried.
The locally-grown blueberries did not disappoint, and provided just a tad tartiness to the muffin. The Little Bee tried it, and was amused that we were putting fruits in our baked goods. She prefers chocolate chips though.
Freely adapted from How To Be A Domestic Goddess
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
pinch of salt
6 tbsp butter
3/4 cup + 2tbsp buttermilk (or 1/2 cup yoghurt + 1/4 cup milk)
1 large egg
7 ounces blueberries
Melt butter. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix together all the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, beat gently egg, buttermilk and butter. With a light hand using a wooden spoon, pour over wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix gently. Do not overwork, lumps are ok. Fold in blueberries gently. Pour half-full into muffin papers. Bake for 20 minutes and cool.
Fresh bake aroma was wafting in the house the whole time these little muffins are baking in the oven. Oh, how I wish I could have all the time in the world to bake, if only for the warm fuzzy feeling that certain aroma brings, especially on a particularly cool February night!