Thursday, June 12, 2008

Yummy muffins

Since I named my blog Recipes for happiness, I might as well actually post a recipe, right? I came across a muffin recipe when I was planning my freezer/bulk cooking that I thought I'd try. Well, I did and since then I've made it a few more times and even treied it in different varieties. The original recipe is for peach muffins, so far I've made peach, blueberry and chocolate chip. They were all good!

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup chopped fresh or frozen peaches (I used frozen)

The batter is really thick, but they come out moist...I think the sour cream is the reason. I did add a splash of milk when I made the chocolate chip ones since the fruit in the others added moisture, those seemed to need something.

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg, sour cream and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour and baking powder; stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in peaches and pecans. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack.

My oven cooks a little hot so I cooked mine 20 minutes at 380 degrees.

Next I'm going to try either apple cinnamon or cranberry orange, I can't decide.


Leanne said...

All of those variations sound fantastic to me...and I bet I could substitute my own gluten free flour blend!

I really thought your blog name was really philosophical, instead of literal, and I never expected recipes, but it's a nice bonus!!

There were cardiac tones.

Do you have my email address?


Leanne said...

I kept waiting for the authors to redeem the situation, and no redemption came. There was never any repentance at all.

Anyway, that's why I chose not to continue reading the whole series again.....I'm a lot more sensitive to nuance and reading between the lines than I ever was!

I still plan on trying those muffins!


Renata said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!!! I followed your link to the buttermilk doughnut recipe & they are just DELICIOUS!!! I'm actually making them for the second time at the moment (waiting for the dough to rise!
Can't wait to try the muffin recipe!
Renata :)