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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins

soft, fluffy and juicy Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins

Cup cakes or muffins or whatever you call, they are one of my favorite snacks when I have baking sessions. There is still so much of learning process going on with my baking and using oven. I tried different muffin-recipes but always ended up with very dry and hard ones. Finally I got hold of a very good one which leaves the muffins moist from inside and fluffy and soft all over even after 2-3 days kept at room temperature stored in not so air-tight container. The search for a perfect blueberry muffin recipe is over, for me ;) after I tried and tested this recipe from Recipezaar.com.





slice me up!

Cuisine: International ~American
Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 30-35 mins
Serves: 8-10 people
Ingredients:
1C fresh blueberries or frozen (unthawed)
2C all-purpose flour(unbleached), plus
1T all-purpose flour(unbl)
2/3 C granulated sugar
2t baking powder
1/4t baking soda
1/2t ground cinnamon
1/4t salt
1 large egg (or 1/4 C orange juice)
1 1/4C buttermilk
1t vanilla extract
3T unsalted butter, melted and cooled
for Crumble topping(optional):
1/4C all-purpose flour (unbl)
1/2t ground cinnamon
1/4C firmly packed light brown sugar
2T unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
Method:
  1. To make the bluberry muffins: preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. generously butter or grease the muffins cups/tins.
  2. If using fresh blueberries, rinse and thoroughly dry the berries. In a small bowl, toss the fresh or forzen berries with the 1t flour.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together 2C flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon. Add sugar and salt, stir well so that all the ingredients mix well.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg and 1C of buttermilk until combines, whisk in the vanilla and melted butter.
  5. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the well, begin stirring the liquids, gradually drawing the dry ingredients into the well until they are blended well. If the mixture is to thick add theadditional 1/4C of the buttermilk and gently mix.
  6. Add the blueberries and fold in just to distribute evenly taking care not to overmix.
  7. Evenly divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups
  8. To make the crumble topping (optional): In a small bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon and brownsugar. Add the butter pieces and cut into the sugar mixture with a pastry blender until the topping looks like crumbled
  9. Evenly divide the crumble topping among the muffins, sprinkling it on top.
  10. Bake the muffins for 30 to 35 mins, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin come out clear. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 mins, then carefully turn out onto the rack.
  11. Serve warm, or cool completely. Store in an airtight containers at room temperature for up to 2-3 days.

Variations: You can choose to add your favorite berries, cherries or any dry fruits according to your taste.


46 comments:

Sig said...

soft after 2-3 days, huh? This recipe is a keeper for sure then... Have a great weekend Padma!

Wonderful Destiny said...

Hi Padma: I have been a silent spectator of your blog till now but couldn't resist the urge to leave comment after seeing the delicious blueberry muffins. Blueberries are our favorite at home and I know I will be trying your recipe soon.

Thanks a lot!

Lisa said...

YUM! I like the idea of adding orange juice. I bet you could add the egg and the orange juice with minor adjustments. This is another recipe I would like to try. Thanks Padma!

Red Chillies said...

Look at that! I love snacking on muffins too especially with tea :-)
Also loved the fact that this can be made eggless way ( not that I am allergic, but cannot stand the egg-yolks).

Jeena said...

Padma these muffins look so fluffy and yummy. :-)

Rachel said...

fresh even after a couple of days..wow...and these look delectable!!!

Lewis said...

I AM SO SORRY!!!! I thought this was a blog about the host of Top Chef. I clicked on the link and was saying to myself "Oh boy here we go again with another celebrity" BUT OH MY WHAT A GREAT BLOG!!! I love it!

Your recipes are delicious looking. I am subscribing to your feed and adding you to my blogroll :) Delicious!

~Lewis
http://tablebread.blogspot.com

DK said...

Wow! This is a wonderful coincedance or what! Two of them to be more precise!

1) I was planning to come to ur blog just 2 min back and was searching for ur link when your own comment came in! That was pleasurably scary! :)

2) I sat down to chk out blogs jus after finishing blueberry and cinnamon muffins! I will post that in a couple of days!

Wow! :)

Oh ya! The muffins luk utterly delicious..will luk at ur pics and have mine :-D

Red Icculus said...

Wow, these look amazing. My grandma loves making things with buttermilk living on a dairy farm, so I must tell her about these.

Thanks for the recipe!

Pravs said...

i just baked a cake with blueberry..so now seeing a muffin with it is great :)

Mansi Desai said...

though I already ahve a tried-n-tested blueberry mufifn recipe, that's ones a low-fat version:) so I might try yours:)

the muffins look perfect padma! I use sour cream too, so I guess these should be soft too:) bookmarked to give it a try!

Laavanya said...

I love the swirls that the blueberry lends to the muffin and they look so soft and moist. Thanks for a great recipe.

Hima said...

Hey padma, those muffins are looking great. I will have to resist myself though cannot have too many sweets as I will have to stay away from them for atleast 7 more months.

bhags said...

The muffins look inviting with a cup of tea....:)

TBC said...

Love muffins. Though these are breakfast items here, I like to have mine for dessert with some whipped cream on top. :-)

Sagari said...

like that crunble topping a lot padma nice recipe have to try

Argus Lou said...

Hi, Padma. I came to look at your wonderful blueberry muffins. Mmm...
It hasn't snowed here on the plains, or at least the snow melted away quickly.

remya said...

muffins looks delicious and really divine....this comes in my must try dish....

Cynthia said...

I'm with Sig, lasting 2 - 3 days is right up my ally :)

Kribha said...

You say it's perfect, I trust you. Moreover your picture is an added proof. Will surely try this. Thanks for sharing.

Cakespy said...

Oooh these look great, and it looks like they keep pretty well too!

Kalai said...

Blueberry muffins are my fave! These look fantastic. :)

Archana said...

very inviting with a cuppa coffee. Waiting to see blueberries in the bangalore market.

Archana
http://www.archanaskitchen.com

DEEPA said...

awesome one ....i wish i could have tasted one of them ....they looks so yummy and tasty .....

Srivalli said...

padma, this looks great!

WokandSpoon said...

Great minds think alike!! I'll have to try your recipe - the crumble topping sounds great!

teeth whiteners said...

These muffins sound oh so good! I doubt they last 2-3 days in my house to test your softness time. Any baked good does not make it more than 1 day around here, but I like watching my family enjoy them.

bindiya said...

have been looking for a good recipe for muffins since ages,thx Padma.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

I love blueberry muffins, and your buttermilk blueberry ones are very tempting!
I have 30 mins left to wish you Happy Valentine's day! :)

Madhavi said...

lovely looking muffins padma.I like many recipes from your blog.my all time fav one is udidpi sambar.

Vcuisine said...

Buttermilk in muffins gives unique texture to it. Nice one Padma. Avial is yummy. Viji

Hetal said...

yummy muffins.....seem to be very delicious!!hey do check out my blog,recently started.

Hetal said...

yummy muffins.....seem to be very delicious!!hey do check out my blog,recently started.

Hetal said...

yummy muffins.....seem to be very delicious!!hey do check out my blog,recently started.

RnR said...

Hi,

Can anyone please tell me if and where blueberries are available in Bangalore?

Thanks.

John Tantalo said...

Lets straight aways go the the recipe without wasting much time and ofcourse, I know you gals have to do bloghopping too! So keeping this short amd simple.

You should probably copyedit and remove sexist comments before posting your recipes — which are delicious.

Padma said...

what do you mean by copyedit and remove sexiest comment? I did not use any in my blog? kindly explain in detail john

John Tantalo said...

I gather you are not a native english speaker, but you should at least read over your writing before publishing, to make sure you didn't make any mistakes that you can catch.

For example, without changing the message, there are several parts that can be improved as you can see:

Lets straight away go to the recipe without wasting much time and of course, I know you gals have to do bloghopping too! So I'm keeping this short and simple.

Simply reading over your post would have caught these mistakes.

That said, I was more offended by the suggestion that your readers are exclusively female. I know as many men that enjoy baking as women.

Although this stereotype may be largely true in your culture, in writing for a larger audience you should avoid bias and bigotry, especially if it may be interpreted offensively in other cultures.

Padma said...
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Padma said...

Thank you John for bringing this to my notice. No, I am not a native english speaker.

I am not that good at writing, but I am positively improving my writing skills.

I admit that I should not have made such gender bias statement. Will definitely edit my post.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

well john the majority of people who bake at home are female so it wasnt really gender biast, get a grip man and stop trying to be so politically correct. she hit the nail on the head her target audience are women thats the simple truth and who do you think you are correcting her grammar ! the utter nerve of you makes me so mad.

Anonymous said...

This recipe worked perfectly! It's pretty rare to find a recipe on a blog that works so well... especially when it comes to baking. Thanks so much!!!

Travis and Amber said...

I found your blog by searching for a buttermilk blueberry muffin recipe. I tried these on Saturday, and they were awesome! My whole family gobbled them up! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Wow...just made these and they are delicious! You're amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Sasha said...

I have been making different versions of blueberry muffins for a couple of years now. This is hands down the best blueberry muffing recipe to date. My husband said they were "impressive"! I folled recipe exactly, but I added some chopped walnuts to the topping part of it.

Anonymous said...

These were delicious! I used veg oil instead of butter, they are so fluffy and light.

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