Blueberry muffins

I find myself lately looking for simple recipes of cakes that my daughter can take as a snack to her school. Cupcakes of course are a good option. Last time I made muffins, I have told the story how my daughter picked a recipe only because the topping had been decorated with blueberries. Well, when you feel bad that you cannot offer what your kid is asking, then you look for that thing in the the supermarket next time. And I was lucky to still find some blueberries on the market, so it was a clear demand for me to include them in my next muffins recipe. So here they are:

  • 250g fresh blueberries (frozen are fine as well)
  • 100g sugar
  • 25g butter (melted)
  • 1 egg
  • 125ml milk
  • 230g all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  1. Mix the butter with the egg and milk.
  2. Add sugar, flour, salt and baking powder and mix slowly until well combined.
  3. Add the blueberries (fresh or still frozen) and mix gently.
  4. Fill the cupcake cases 3/4 with the composition. I arrived to have 12 muffins medium size.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven at 180ºC for 45 minutes.

But we haven't stopped just doing the recipe. I have tried to work a bit with some sugar paste and we have decorated the muffins with all kind of shapes. My daughter just loved this, because she was not just playing with a "play-doh" she was able also to eat it. And what a nice evening we have spent together cutting all the shapes and combining them as she wanted. Then, of course, was the fight of eating only the topping without the muffins :D

Recipe inspired from Marmiton les meilleures recettes de pâtisserie et desserts de Marmiton, page 171.


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