Friday, July 5, 2019

10th Anniversary Blueberry Muffins from Vicki Delany




By Vicki Delany

My good friend Mary Jane Maffini invited me to be a guest blogger back in February 2015 in celebration of the first Lighthouse Library book, BY BOOK OR BY CROOK (written as Eva Gates).  Blueberries aren't exactly in season in North America in February, so I think reposting this in July, just in time for berry season is more appropriate!.

Eva Gates' Blueberry Muffins 

I always make tons of these when the farm markets are overflowing with blueberries because they freeze perfectly, right up until it’s time to make another year’s batch. These muffins are traditional in my family for Christmas breakfast.  Nothing beats the taste of a fresh blueberry on a cold winter’s morning.

Ingredients:


1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp
2 cups fresh blueberries
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup of milk
1/4 tsp nutmeg 

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Grease and flour a 12-cup muffin tin

In a medium bowl. whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.



In a large bowl, beat butter and ONE CUP sugar until light and fluffy, approximately three minutes with an electric mixer.   

Beat in eggs, one at a time and add vanilla.



Add flour mixture to sugar and butter slowly until incorporated.

Add milk slowly and mix on low speed until just combined. Do not over mix batter. 

Sprinkle the blueberries with a little bit of flour, no more than a teaspoon, just to coat them. Shake off excess flour. The step will prevent the blueberries from sinking to the bottom of the muffins. 



Fold blueberries carefully into the muffin batter. 



Pour batter into muffin tins.  

Mix remaining 1/4 cup sugar with nutmeg. Sprinkle on muffins for nice crunchy top.



Bake for about 30 minutes until toothpick comes out clean if inserted in the middle of a muffin.

Let cool and remove from pan.


By Book or By Crook was the first Lighthouse Library Mystery.  The sixth is READ AND BURIED and it will be released in October 2019. How time flies!




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40 comments:

  1. I love blueberry muffins...I’ll have to try this recipe!

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  2. The Blueberry muffins look great. Can't wait for the new book to come out.

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    1. Thanks, Vicki! Read and Buried will be out in October.

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  3. My favorite flavor muffin! Love the Lighthouse Library books-can't wait for the next.
    kozo8989@hotmail.com

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  4. Love the books by the authors on this blog! The blueberry muffin recipe looks so good, will be making it soon!

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  5. I just read 'Elementary, She Said' I absolutely loved it!

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    1. Thanks, Faith. I'm glad you like'd it. Here are now four books in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series, with the fifth coming in January.

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  6. The recipe looks so easy and I'm a definite fan of anything blueberry. These books look and sound amazing & I would be over the moon at the chance to win them. Thanks for this amazingly generous giveaway.

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  7. A summer recipe which looks so appetizing. I enjoy Vicki's captivating novels. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Blueberry muffins. Yum.
    patdupuy@yahoo.com

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  9. I love blueberry muffins, especially warm and spread with butter! Thanks for sharing your recipe, Vicki!

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  10. Love this series. Can't wait to read "Read and Buried".

    Happy 10th Anniversary MLK!
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. It's been awhile since I've baked blueberry muffins. I remember the children liking them. I may need to bake some for my grandson to try. I'm looking forward to getting Read and Buried. I love the Lighthouse Library Mystery series. bluedawn95864 at gmail dot com

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  12. Thank you for the recipe. Ohh what a sweet tip about coating the blueberries before putting them in the batter. thanks for that.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  13. Love blueberry muffins - thanks for the recipe.
    Looking forward to the 2019 releases of Silent Night, Deadly Night and Read And Buried.

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  14. Yum. I love blueberry muffins.

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  15. Blueberry muffins are grand the whole year round!

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  16. You're so right, blueberry muffins freeze so well it makes no sense not to make batches and batches when the blueberries are fresh. Happy Anniversary all!
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. We love them for Christmas morning breakfast. I'm including them in the fifth Year round Christmas mystery which I'm writing now as there's a holiday breakfast scene.

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  17. Will for sure try that recipe out...one of the things I love the most are blueberry muffins.

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  18. Can't go wrong with blueberries...yum...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  19. I have muffins for breakfast almost every day!!

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