Monday, June 06, 2011

Surprise ingredient

My friend Brenda made these DELICIOUS blueberry muffins the other morning and i was surprised to find that sour cream was used to make muffins! Apparently this is a well known bakers secret but i had no clue. With the fresh blueberries these were outstanding i have to share. She got the recipe from a blog called The Brown Eyed Baker. Check her out!

Here is the delicious recipe you have to try! I want to switch around the fruit too...like fresh strawberries or apples and cinnamon. What would you put instead of blueberries??


2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt

1 egg

1 cup granulated sugar

4 tablespoons (2 ounces) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

1¼ cups sour cream

1½ cups frozen or fresh blueberries
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F*. Grease a standard 12-cup muffin tin (or line with paper liners) and set aside.
2. Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl untill combined. Whisk the egg in a separate medium bowl until well-combined and light-colored, about 20 seconds. Add the sugar and whisk vigorously until thick, about 30 seconds. Add the melted butter in 2 or 3 additions, whisking to combine after each addition. Add the sour cream in 2 additions, whisking just to combine.
3. Add the berries to the dry ingredients and gently toss just to combine. Add the sour cream mixture and fold with a rubber spatula until the batter comes together and the berries are evenly distributed, 25 to 30 seconds. Small spots of flour may remain and the batter will be very thick. Do not overmix.
4. Using a large spoon or a cookie scoop sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, divide the batter amount the muffin cups. Bake until the muffins are light golden brown and a toothpick or thin knife inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes, rotating the pan from front to back halfway through the baking time. Immediately remove muffins to a wire rack and cool for at least 5 minutes. Serve immediately or at room temperature. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature.
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