..............in a happy way!
Early morning baking....................right
from the oven. Wonderful friend heading this
way for coffee and a catch up chat. Don't you love
to sit with a dear friend and discover all the
great things happening in her/his life when you've
been separated far too long?
Vanessa and I have shared our lives for several years,
a delightful year, until we got too busy.
We miss being able to spend all that time
together, treasure hunting. However, to see what Vanessa
is now up to, and it's keeping her busy in
a wonderful way,
do stop by here A WHITE BARN ~ her painted
furniture pieces are awesome!
Yesterday we were able to relax over coffee - in
lovely new mugs she brought as a gift - nibbling my
'old fashioned blueberry muffins', a favorite recipe.
Right now the blueberries are awesome as the
local North Carolina crop is in, plump, tender
and right off the bush. You don't even have to
~Pick Your Own~ if time is your enemy, they bring
them right from the farm to the local grocery store,
and the Farmers' Market on the weekend.
Here's the recipe if you feel like baking
something good and quick some morning for
friends or family.................
Old-Fashioned Blueberry Muffins
2 cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon each salt and grated nutmeg
1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed/dried, or frozen berries partially thawed
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly
1/4 cup sliced almonds, and 2 tablespoons sugar for garnish
In large bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder,
salt and nutmeg. Add blueberries, stir to coat evenly. In small
bowl beat eggs with fork, beat in milk and melted butter.
Add to blueberry mixture, stir until just blended.
Fill greased muffin pans 2/3 full. Sprinkle with almonds and sugar.
Bake in preheated 400º oven until pick inserted in center comes out
clean - 15-25 minutes for muffins - (or 30-35 minutes for a 9-inch
square coffee cake). Makes 12 regular size muffins.
If you want calorie count etc. let me know - otherwise to heck
with it, just dig in and enjoy!!!