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Monday, February 21, 2011


Basic Muffin Recipe

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Whisk these together in a bowl.

2 large eggs
1 cup milk
2/3 cup sugar
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla

In a separate bowl, whisk these together, then add the flour mixture and fold into until the dry ingredients are moist. Do not over mix, batter should be lumpy.

Spray muffin pan or use liners Fill each cup evenly (should make 12) and bake until toothpick inserted comes out clean – 12 to 15 minutes. If you are adding fruit then allow a few extra minutes. Let cool 2 to 3 minutes, serve as soon as possible.

Summer Fruit Variation

1 1/2 cup Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries or mixed.
Zest of 1 Lemon
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon Lemon juice

Mix first four ingredients, and then fold into batter along with the Lemon juice.


  1. These muffins look really good. Now not really summer here and we are a ways away but these sure look good. And the grocers currently has all their berries on sale. I guess I am going to be baking muffins today. Thanks for the recipe, can't wait.

  2. That marbled greenish colored tomato in your header photo is very attractive. When I was taking photos of the school market day, the parent told me to take a photo of them. I haven't tried them. Are they nice.

  3. To Ann, yes the tomato's are wonderful. You should try growing some of the heirlooms, the flavor is wonderful and many can be grown in a pot on your patio if you don't have a garden plot.