Saturday, August 16, 2008

Streusel Topped Blueberry Muffins

Good Saturday morning! Hope everyone is having a divine weekend so far! The sun is shining and the sky is blue-which is more than I can say for the past 3 weeks!
My mother in law sent home a big dish of blueberries for us a while ago. I had been meaning to make muffins-and finally got to it yesterday. I pulled out a bunch of recipes I had printed off the net a couple years ago, and chose the one that looked the best. Like I said-not my original or family recipe, but it will be my family one from now on! Let me also add that I do things kind of old fashioned. I don't have a KitchenAid mixer..Just a hand mixer, when I use it! I use my great old enamel bowls for EVERYTHING, and everything in my kitchen is pretty much mix and match. But everything still turns out great!
Blueberry Steusel Muffins
1 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
3 cups blueberries

Streusel Topping
all-purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, chilled

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. In a separate bowl, stir together 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt.
Stir the flour mixture into egg mixture alternately with milk. Fold in blueberries. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping over unbaked muffins.
Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

**This is a large recipe. I got 3 dozen regular sized muffins. I had about 3 1/2 cups of blueberries, and I threw them all in, so there is almost more berry than muffin, but oh, are they good! THe berries were of the very large variety. I don't know where she picked them, but they were huge! The crumb topping was nice and crunchy, and the muffins perfectly browned. Two thumbs up!**

Have a great Saturday, everyone! Peter and Cody are going into the woods for the day, so I am on my own. My top goal is to get the rest of what used to be Cody's play room emptied out of toys, so I can prep it to paint. It is going to be my new scrapbook room! This needs to be done in the next 2 and a half weeks before my daycare kids come back for the year! The contents of the toy room are currently residing in my livingroom, until the scrapbook room upstairs is emptied and I can move everything up there! Follow? Have a good one!


glitzen said...

Omgosh Keri, those muffins look to-die-for! you are seriously making me so hungry for blueberry muffins!

I love your blog. Too cool.

Lisa Renéa said...

Oh yum! These look delicious. Another fav.
I don't have a KitchenAide mixer, either...I couldn't stand the calories that it would bring! :)

Linda said...

Hmmmm... we're planning on picking blueberries this weekend. I think we will try this recipe out! They look GREAT! nice job!