It’s the end of summer here. The weather changed about 10 days ago, but we’re experiencing the last burst of heat. With a week of February to go, it’ll be Autumn in 8 days, and I can not wait. I am over summer and the heat this year: we had summer come early last year with a big heatwave for about three weeks in November and only bursts of cooler weather since. It’ll end up being a 4 month summer this year, and whilst we haven’t had the searing heat of last summer (which resulted in one awful day of 47C and many many deadly fires), it’s still been stifling in patching. It’s far more bearable here in the hills than it is over on the west coast, but still: over it. To celebrate the end of summer, I cleaned out my freezer today and ended up with these beauties:
Some blueberries left over from a blueberry smoothie about a month ago (regular readers may remember my post on it – Mmmmmm smoothie) featured in my muffin mix today, and gosh they were good.
And to think that I was worried I hadn’t put enough blueberries in. My first muffin was more blueberry than muffins I think!
This is my basic muffin recipe that I made the banana muffins out of. I noticed that I needed to add a splash more milk to counter not having the mashed up banana included in the wet ingredients. However, I think they worked super well, and the only way they could have been better, would have been with a sprinkling of raw sugar on the top of the muffins before they went into the oven, to add a bit of crunch on the top.
1 1/4 cups SR flour (or 1 1/4 cups plain flour & 1 teaspoon of baking powder)
1/2 cup brown sugar
40 gms melted butter
1/3 cup milk (+ a splash, just under a 1/4 cup)
3/4-1 cup blueberries (to be honest, I just put in three scant handfuls)
Mix dry ingredients in bowl. Beat egg + add milk & melted butter, then pour wet mix into bowl. Stir mixture together until just combined. Add in blueberries and fold. Spoon into 4 big muffin cups, and bake for 25 minutes in a 200C oven.
Great quick Sunday morning breakfast In fact, I made the mix before I put the laundry on, they baked whilst the machine was working, and I munched on down after my laundry was done. Fantastic!