Monday, June 21, 2010

Blueberry Muffins



To celebrate the beginning of Summer, we baked a batch of blueberry muffins.
These are my absolute favorite and taste divine. 
The cake texture is firm and moist, not too sweet, and the blueberries are the perfect addition. 
You could also use strawberries or raspberries.
I love bringing a dozen or so when we see friends.
The original recipe is from Martha... with the addition of my culinary expertise...haha:).






Farm Fresh Blueberry Muffins 

1 stick {1/2 c.} butter, room temperature
 2 c. all purpose flour
 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 
1/2 tsp. salt 
1 tsp. cinnamon
 2 c. fresh blueberries, raspberries, or diced strawberries
 1 c. sugar
 2 large eggs
 2 tsp. vanilla
 1/2 c. milk 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Insert cupcake liners into a standard muffin tin. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Working over the bowl, toss blueberries in a fine sieve with about 2 tsp. of the flour mixture to coat. Set aside flour mix and blueberries {separately}.

 Beat butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until combined. Add the vanilla. Mix in reserved flour mixture, beating until just combined. Add the milk and beat again until just combined. Don't over mix!

 Using a rubber spatula, fold in blueberries. Divide batter evenly among cups. Bake {about 30 min.}, rotating halfway through, until the muffins are golden brown and a fork comes out clean from the center. Cool 10 minutes. Take muffins out to cool further.

  Serve warm with butter or cool and fresh on a hot summer day.

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And here is another refreshing thought.  I read this the other day. 







God’s trusting child may say in times of trouble:
FIRST: He brought me here; it is by His will I am in this strait place: in that will I rest.
NEXT: He will keep me here in His love, and give me grace in this trial to behave as His child.
THEN: He will make the trial a blessing, 
teaching me the lessons He intends me to learn, and working in me the grace He means to bestow.
LAST: In His good time He can bring me out again—how and when He knows.
Say: I am here—
(1) By God’s appointment.
(2) In His keeping.
(3) Under His training.
(4) For His time.
Andrew Murray (1828-1917)
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And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you; and you shall glorify me.
Psalm 50:15 (ESV)
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“Little daily worries are heaven-sent messengers to help you on the way home. 
What would you think of a sailor complaining of the wind that bears him homeward? 
A day spent among these worries is a day in God’s school. 
One might say that the way to make the best of them is to make the least of them.”
Andrew Bonar (1810-1892)
Heavenly Springs, 38 


I have these devotions sent to me. They are so encouraging and remind me daily to be content...that God has a bigger plan. 
You can read more HERE. 
Hope you all had a lovely Father's Day weekend! 

~Julia






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4 comments:

Cheech said...

Ju, These are just what I needed to hear! They brought tears to my eyes! Thanks for the reminder to keep my eyes on Him!!

~Cheech

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Hi Julia,
I love blueberry muffins. Yours look DElicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
I'm so glad you came to visit, because now I get to discover your blog. I'm really enjoying it, and I'm a happy new follower!
Thanks for your sweet comment about my bathroom redo! I appreciate it!!
Have a great week!
~ Jo :-)

Secret Garden Cottage said...

P.S. I LOVE your header picture! :)

Secret Garden Cottage said...

P.S. Again ~ Hi girls. I just noticed that you two are a team. Thank you Cheech, too, for your sweet comment! :) Hugs ~ Jo

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