Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins (from this recipe)
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 pint fresh blueberries – rinsed and patted dry
2 tablespoons sugar
Position rack in the middle of oven. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray the top of a muffin pan with non-stick coating, and line with paper liners.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, 1 1/4 cups sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Mix together 1 3/4 cup of the flour and baking powder. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, mixing just until incorporated. Crush 1/4 of the blueberries, and stir into the batter. Mix the rest of the whole blueberries with the remaining 1/4 cup of the flour, and fold into the batter. Scoop into muffin cups. Sprinkle tops lightly with sugar.
Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until golden brown, and tops spring back when lightly tapped. Makes 12.
Recommended for: a special weekend breakfast treat, that time when you have too many blueberries and the buttermilk is nearing its expiration date, and any time when a little extra effort for some delicious food sounds like a good idea. Great with coffee or tea for a mid-afternoon snack, too.
p.s. I AM going to buy a camera one of these days and actually take nice pictures of food. Really. Just so far I've been using my crackberry, and it's...subpar. Apologies!