June 15, 2010

Blackberry Muffins

With the kids home for the summer,
there has been a huge amount of baking
going on at our house.

1) Easy Cheesy Fudge Brownies.
Not really that easy.
Not difficult either really.
Just time consuming.
Now I remember why I rarely make them.
But they are soo good.

2) Butterscotch Snack Cake (twice).
3) Turtle Bars.
Both super easy.

4) Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Who doesn't like these?
Oh, that's right.
My father-in-law.
Is there anyone else in this world who doesn't like them?
I think not.

5) Mulberry Pie.
We have a mulberry tree.
So now this picture is self-explanatory.
Don't worry.
They didn't waste all of them.
My hubby had been asking for mulberry pie.
I had never made it.
He and Brookie went out last Saturday evening
and picked a big bowl full.

I felt obligated to make a pie.
I mean I made one because I love them so much.

I'm not crazy about fresh mulberries.
So the pie was much better than I thought it would be.
One of the best parts was it was super cheap.
Free fruit.
Just ingredients for the crust.
And a little sugar and flour for the filling.

6) Blackberry Muffins (twice).
Lately our local grocery store
has had blackberries on sale for $1.
Couldn't resist that.
I decided blackberry muffins were a must.
Muffins are better dipped in melted butter and sugar.
That was something I added to the recipe I found.
I had 3 extra kids at my house the morning I first made these.
They were all playing downstairs.
Instead of letting them know the muffins were ready,
I sat down with my coffee and muffin.
All. By. Myself.
Blackberry Muffins
2 c. all purpose flour
1T baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 c. sour cream
1 tsp. milk
2/3 c. sugar
1/2 c. melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla
11 oz. fresh blackberries, cut in half

Whisk together flour, baking pwd., and salt.
In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, sour cream, milk, sugar, butter and vanilla.
Add wet mixture to dry mixture and mix just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Add the berries. Do not overmix. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
Bake @ 400 degrees in greased muffin tins 17-20 minutes.
Let cool 2-3 minutes. Remove from tins and dip tops in melted butter and sugar.
Makes 15-18 muffins.
Go make some.
And eat one.
By yourself.
Just like me.
That's your dream, right?
To be like me.
I thought so.
Thanks for saying so.
You really are too kind.


Beki - TheRustedChain said...

I'm moving in to your house.

Mmmm, that muffin looks yummy.

We've had mulberries coming out of our ears lately. TONS of trees here, all loaded with fruit!

Marc, Sarah, and Luke said...

Would you happen to have a link or something to the "Easy Cheesy Fudge Brownies?" I recently volunteered (because I too love my husband) to make some "sweet snacks" for him and his coworkers once a month :) So, I'm needing some new and fun and really yummy recipes. You can also e-mail me at scfriesen at sbcglobal dot net.

Thanks, Gina.

Marc, Sarah, and Luke said...

Also, I know you're SUPER busy, so please don't rush or anything.

team pierson said...

Summer will be excited to have these again. It will probably have to wait until the weekend Day Camp makes the schedule insanely crazy and = one exhausted mommy.

Jennifer Carter said...

I LOVE mulberry pies!! My grandma would must my brother and I little tiny pies several times each summer. I looked so forward to those pies! But, now they aren't on the farm anymore, so no more mulberry pies. Kind of sad!!

We saw Ryan on the news a few weeks ago when Emmaus was on tv. So fun to see someone you know on the news (for a good reason)!! Take care!