Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Sometimes you have to think of food on the 4th!  A few blueberries, strawberries and whipping cream!  Then we topped it off with blueberry muffins, the Betty Crocker way.

Really easy recipe and I could have put an herb in them, but The Herbal Husband likes his traditional muffins!  He had four, but it is the 4th!

1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups all-purpose or whole wheat flour
1/3 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Grease bottoms of muffin tin only of about 12 medium muffin cups, 2-1/2 x 1-1/4 inches.  Beat egg; stir in milk and oil.  Stir in remaining ingredients all at once just until flour is moistened (batter will be lumpy).  Fill muffin cups about 3/4 full.  Bake unti gold brown, about 20 minutes.  Immediately remove from pan.  About 1 dozen muffins.

For blueberry muffins:  Stir in 1 cup fresh or 3/4 cup frozen blueberries (thawed and well drained) with the milk
For surprise muffins:  Fill muffin cups about half full.  Spoon 1 teaspoon strawberry jam (or jam/jelly of choice) onto batter in each cup; top with enough to fill cups about 3/4 full.

I gave you the standard muffin recipe and you can make it your own.  It is not overly sweet and the muffins are a normal size, not too large.  Hope you have a great 4th!  It is going to be a very hot one today!  I think they call it a firecracker!  Appropriate!  Talk to you later!


PeggyR said...

That sounds wonderful. I have all these great recipes to try on Norm when he gets home! Surgery is on the books for Tuesday, no time though...

lemonverbenalady said...

Prayers are coming your way, Peggy! Nancy