It was last week during my visit to the fruit stall that I noticed the packets of blueberries.
RM9.00 for a packet seemed reasonable at that moment but I still hesitated, did I have the time to bake?
I called up the hubby and asked if he still wanted me to bake him something with blueberries. He mumbled "I guess so" and so I grabbed a packet.
He has been suggesting to me to bake something with blueberries since he adored them during his time in London. I kept telling him that blueberries were hard to find in KL, and they were expensive! =P
I probably skipped with glee my way back to the office after my purchase while my mind buzzed with ideas and recipes.
The very next day, I packed 3 to bring to work. I only managed two for breakfast!
The last one was cut in half and given to 2 of my colleagues who enjoyed it.
The To Die For Blueberry Muffin Recipe.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar (I reduced to short of 1/2 cup)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup milk (I added 1 - 1 1/2 Tbsp more)
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup white sugarNote: I also added a 1/4 cup of choc chip, to add a tease of sweetness, since I reduced the sugar.
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, cubed
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder.
Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup.
Mix this with flour mixture.
Fold in blueberries.
Fill muffin cups right to the top, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.
(I omitted the toppings.)
To Make Crumb Topping:
Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon.
Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.
Mine took less than 20 minutes, I think. I can't remember!
I was pretty worried that I overmixed the batter but thank goodness they turned out moist and wasn't sweet at all. I guess I shouldn't have reduced the sugar?
But nah, we liked it that way! =)