Time has been running away with me these last couple of weeks so you may have noticed activity has stepped down a notch on here. Ted developed an obsession with the computer, in particular, the marvelous CBeebies website, meaning I’ve been keeping it switched off when he’s awake. Outside of the house I’ve been running back and forth following a busy schedule of appointments for him which has mean fewer afternoons in the house with him fast asleep whilst I cook, photograph and blog.
Rather like the muffin in this photo above, it’s been a bit of a balancing act. Especially visiting other blogs, rest assured that if even if I’ve not commented on my favourite blogs, I am still looking.
Blueberry and Vanilla Muffins
Makes around 18 standard muffins, 12 large muffins or 30 teeny weeny mini muffins Adapted from Donna Hay Modern Classics Vol 2
270g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
170g caster sugar
250ml buttermilk or sour cream
80mls vegetable or ground nut oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 180c (350f) (gas mark 4). Sift your flour, baking powder and sugar together in a bowl. Stir to mix.
2. Break the eggs into a mixing jug with the buttermilk, oil and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth. Along with the blueberries, stir into the dry ingredients until just combined.
3. Spoon mixture into cases.
4. Bake for 12-18 minutes depending on size: less for small muffins, more for large ones. They are ready when a cocktail stick just comes out dry.
Jessica @ How Sweet says
These muffins look delicious! I am always looking for a new muffin recipe. 🙂
Alessio Fangano says
Muffins are such a pleasure! I made them only few times cause I'd rick to become one myself 😛 I love to eat them right out of the oven, smothered with cream? cheese? anything indeed! yum! Peanuts muffin are my favorite 😀
Nice pics u got here Sarah 🙂
I love the addition of sour cream or buttermilk, it really makes a them so moist. The Food Blogger connect sounds like so much fun, but technically I'm not a food blogger…so could I crash the party anyway? That is my question to help celebrate your 100the fabulous post!
Stephanie Savors the Moment says
Congrats on your (almost) 100th post! I just reached 50 and think that's quite a milestone – good for you:) The muffins look delicious as well – loooove blueberries and vanilla! The FBC 2010 looks interesting will have to read more about it. Look forward to your next post!
Barbara Bakes says
These do look like a great blueberry muffin. Wish I could come to London!
Fresh Local and Best says
These are beautiful blueberry muffins!
Heavenly Housewife says
These would be perfect for breakfast.
Beautiful muffins. I would love to have one for tea later. Awesome to have the FBC in London but so sad I can't join again. Going to miss all the fun 🙁
Oooh i'm so popping over yours some time if it means I get just-out-of-the-oven muffins and get to play with Ted as well!
Wish i could go to FBC, might have to track down a sponser to go though!
French Cooking for Dummies says
I was looking for a blueberry muffins recipe! The last ones I made were a bit dry, I'm sure the cream addition will correct that. These babies look delicious, can't wait to give them a try 😀
Gourmet Chick says
Muffins are such a great standby I agree – and blueberry muffins are the ultimate
deer baby says
These look scrummy….as usual. Are those those silicone cases? Today I'm making turkish delight cupcakes. I keep buying books on cupcakes – I blame you. Another question for you – if you could only save one cookery book in a fire, for example, which one couldn't you live without?
I love their super perfect cracked tops!
faithy, the baker says
Your muffins look so light & scrumptious! Lovely! You use fresh blueberries or dried ones?
Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella says
Yum-sour cream would make it so lovely and moist! 🙂 And I hope you have some time to yourself to recharge Sarah! I know what it's like balancing things and that's even without a littleun! 🙂
Oh, Sarah, do I need muffins now and these are perfect! And funny thing, my cookbooks in grams are marked up in pencil! And can't wait to see you in London at FBC!!! Yay!
Bethany (Dirty Kitchen Secrets) says
You just make everything look easy! These look absolutely Fantabulous! I wish I was TED! Lucky Lucky boy!
Morwenna Ellis-Philips says
Mmm I love blueberry muffins, thank you for the recipe I shall definitely make these xo
Happy 100th post-to-be!:)
Those are silicone cups, aren't they? What a good idea!
Sarah, Maison Cupcake says
@bonjourromance We'd be delighted to have you!!
@barbarabakes Me too!
@marymoh Oh dear… never mind, maybe next year?
@sarah Ha ha you are welcome anytime to amuse Ted whilst I cook!
@deerbaby Yes they are silicon cases from John Lewis. They are thicker than my other ones from Asda.
@faithy They are fresh blueberries
@jamie So excited about FBC!
@bethany He leads a charmed life he does…
@maninas Yes they are!
I happened to go to a Le Creuset outlet yesterday – and guess what I saw! I saw, I bought, I took home some gorgeous green and pink silicone muffin cups! Yay!
What a conincidence, as I was thinking about how I'm running out of paper cups, and how silly it is to have to buy them all the time one afternoon, and then saw your cupcakes in the evening. 🙂
Mr. P says
These are fabulous. You need to do a post on your photography set up, missus. I think the snaps are fantastic!
Sarah, those muffins look amazing. Love your photos. I found your lovely site through Mr P's site. Can't wait to come back and read more. Hope you'll take a look at my blog while Ted is sleeping.
Forgot to ask you something … Do you have buttermilk in the UK? I posted a recipe that called for buttermilk, and one of my readers near London said she had never heard of it.
vanilla and blueberry very elegant flavors – liking it. and yaaahh! for the fbc we'll see each other again! awesome!
My Carolina Kitchen says
I knew these were going to be good and voila, they got even better when I noticed you used nut oil. Fabulous. Congratulations on getting to the 100th post.
Gorgeous muffins! 🙂
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
What wonderful muffins! Blueberries are so delicious…
I could totally wake up to this homey beautiful muffins every morning Sarah! Lovely!! 🙂