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Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

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.

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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.

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Mix in the eggs for 3 minutes.

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Add the flour, baking powder and nutmeg. Stir together (but don't over mix) and refrigerate for an hour.

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Meanwhile, make the crumble topping by mixing together the flour, sugar and cinnamon, then rub in the butter with your fingertips.

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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.

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Bake in an oven set at 200C/400F/Gas 6 for 20 minutes, or until golden on top.

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YUM!

S. xo