March 10, 2008

lazy saturday afternoon

after a long morning in service (i napped on the way home), we got home around 2pm and had all afternoon and early evening to either run errands or relax. we chose the latter. but since i had already had my nap, i started a load of laundry, cleaned the kitchen and decided to bake while e took an afternoon nap.
i've had a can of solid pumpkin sitting in the pantry for a couple of months now, and wanted to make something pumkin-y, namely, pumpkin muffins. since we also had lots of fresh fruit & veg, courtesy of my mum, e requested blueberry muffins also. i was feeling ambitious, but not that ambitious to make 2 sets of muffins, so i just made the blueberry ones.
i used a very simple recipe that i found on

blueberry muffins

1 cup milk
1 egg
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup fresh blueberries (i used a cup)

1. preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). butter and flour-dust 12-cup muffin tin.
2. in a large bowl, stir together milk, egg, and oil. add flour, baking powder, sugar, and blueberries; gently mix the batter with only a few strokes. spoon batter into cups.
3. bake for 20 minutes. serve hot.

these turned out really well - very light and fluffy, packed with blueberries. i have quite a sweet tooth, and these weren't as sweet as i would've liked them, so next time i'll add more sugar. we still enjoyed them though!

sometime this week: pumpkin muffins


Cindy said...

tasty but where are the pumpkin bars at?!

Anonymous said...

Yum yum, blueberry muffins. Delish!