Monday, April 18, 2011

Linking to A Latte with Ott, A.'s Clabber Girl Party: PW's Awesome-est Blueberry Muffins

Me?  Cooking two days in a row?  Only in cyberspace can this happen!

Actually the wonderful school where our girls go had a visit a few days back from a team of five for accreditation review, and I volunteered to head up the breakfast and lunch meals.  Not that food would figure into the final evaluation, I still thought we should serve up some awesome goodies, so I went to a source that all my bloggy buddies love:  Pioneer Woman  affectionately also know as PW or P-Dub.

I have a ton of frozen blueberries in the freezer, so I went with her recipe, The Awesome-est Blueberry Muffins, and they were a huge hit.  And guess what?  I used an ingredient in my cabinet that is always on hand, as it has been for my mom and my grandmothers:  Clabber GIrl Baking Powder!

Here is how it goes together:

In a large bowl, sift together 3 C (minus 2 Tbls. flour), 1 tsp. baking soda,
  
2 tsp Clabber Girl baking powder and a heavy pinch of salt

and a dash of nutmeg.  

SIFT!  SIFT! SIFT!


Cook's note:  I honestly do not like to use this sifter, but my good ol' strainer that I usually dump all my floury "stuff" into and work through with a spoon is sitting in the sink holding the thawing blueberries!  DANG~!  I need to get another one of those!

K!  Now measure 1/2 C. veggie oil, add an egg and blend then ....

add to 1 C. sugar, 1 GENEROUS C. of plain yogurt (throw in extra if you want!), and
a cap-full of vanilla (now that is my kind of measurement!), and whisk together!

Now add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir to a count of ten.

Cook's note:  PW must have some powerful strokes because I had to stir about 15-20 times and DON"T USE THE WHISK!  I had clumps to dig out from the wires about halfway through when I realized my error!


Add 2 C. Fresh blueberries (save out about a 1/2 C. for topping) and stir 3 (or8) times.

Add  batter to well-buttered muffin tins, sprinkle remaining blueberries on top and then sprinkle turbinado sugar on top.....HUH????  Oh!  The recipe says I can use brown sugar if my IGA doesn't carry turbinado sugar????  Whew!  What the heck is that anyway?  I'll Google it later!

Bake for 20-25 minutes and allow to cool completely!

Did you notice in the first pictures my muffin tins have the paper cups in them?  I opted to NOT use them because they don't fit my tins well and thus make gaps in my cupcakes or muffins!  I put them in AFTER they were done so no one would get blueberry stain on their fingers!

They were yummy!  I will let you click here to see the original recipe on Pioneer Woman's blog.  There is a sauce that goes with it, but I chose to serve them as is.  Mmmm Mmmm Good!

I'm bringing these to our Real Farmwives of America gathering next week!  


Just to show I can have an original thought, I took the same recipe the next day, added cinnamon to the flour, and dried blueberries, craisins, and golden raisins to the mix.  I would also tell you to add some more generous amounts of yogurt to moisten up the dried fruit!  It was a nice switch, so this base recipe is a definite keeper around my house!



Have a great day out there, stay dry, and maybe wonder over to your kitchen for some baking therapy!  It's pretty darned good with a little Clabber Girl and some blueberries!










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11 comments:

  1. Holy Cow.... It's after 11 p.m. here and time for me to go to bed... BUT--you have made me hungry.... My mouth watered when seeing your muffins... YUMMMMMMMMMM.....

    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. Wow! Look at all the blueberries packed into those muffins. They look so good! Please share your recipe with our readers by linking up at Muffin Monday. Thanks!
    http://www.talkingdollarsandcents.net/muffin-monday-applesauce-muffins

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  3. I have made PW's muffins before and now I am so hungry I can't stop thinking about them. I love the looks and sound of the muffin/bread you also whipped up with the base. Awesome.
    Katie

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  4. YUM! So glad you linked up to Made From Scratch Tuesday! Good luck in the Iron Chef Challenge!

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  5. Those look great. I've don't have blueberries but I have dried cranberries. That looks like a great base too. I'll have to try it this week, thanks!

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  6. Ooh, both kinds look delicious! I'll take a few [dozen] blueberry please! :)

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  7. Look at those amazing blueberry muffins! I think it's utterly selfish of you to live so far away and not just across the street from me. LOL

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  8. These look amazing!! Thanks for linking up to 2 Maids a Baking!! My hubby loves blueberry muffins... will have to make him some of these soon!! They would be perfect for when he gets in the field!

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  9. Well look at the new food blogger. :) Love that I will get to try these next week, and I can't wait till it's blueberry picking season, these look great. Thanks for linking up to the Iron Chef Challenge.

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  10. Tell me again how far you live from me!! I could probably come for breakfast. Just two and a cup of strong coffee please.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  11. Yummy! Now I know what to do with all of my frozen blueberries too. I wonder if you could freeze these muffins for later? Thank you for sharing....I absolutely love PW recipes!
    Ashley

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