It's been a little while since I last did some baking, but since the new season of The Great British Bake Off has started I've been inspired to get back at it.
I've been eating a lot of blueberries this summer. Finally a berry that Jon will also eat and enjoy! We've been taking blueberries to work with us and eating them with breakfast too. I thought it was about time I baked with them so I bought a bag of frozen berries so that they'd be there ready for me when I needed them.
I baked blueberry muffins because I love blueberry muffins. Also I don't feel bad about having them for breakfast because they contain fruit and they are a breakfasty thing. Just pretend I didn't put that crumble topping on top.
The simple recipe for the muffins (minus the crumble topping) is from the BBC.
Makes 8 muffins
For the muffin mix:
110g plain flour 110g butter 65g caster sugar 2 eggs 1½ tsp baking powder 125g blueberries (fresh or frozen (not defrosted)) pinch nutmeg
For the crumble topping:
60g light brown sugar 30g plain flour 1 tsp cinnamon 30g butter
Begin by creaming the butter and sugar together.
Mix in the eggs for 3 minutes.
Add the flour, baking powder and nutmeg. Stir together (but don't over mix) and refrigerate for an hour.
Meanwhile, make the crumble topping by mixing together the flour, sugar and cinnamon, then rub in the butter with your fingertips.
Once the hour is up, fold the blueberries in to the muffin mixture. Place a spoonful of the mixture in each paper case, and then top each with the crumble.
Bake in an oven set at 200C/400F/Gas 6 for 20 minutes, or until golden on top.