On a quest for a little adventure my sister-in-law and I decided to drive to the orginal Cascadian Farms. We went out in search of the last blueberries of the season. So with her two kids and my one we piled into her car and set out with very vague directions. Turns out it was more of an adventure than we bargained for. Thinking it was just a couple miles off of the freeway we quickly realized it was further than we thought. 40 miles later we arrived. Cascadian farms is set below the magnificent Cascade mountains and across the street a river flows. We set out to pick our berries but they had just picked the last crop. With three kids we would have only had the chance to pick 1/2 a pint anyway. So instead we enjoyed homemade blueberry ice cream and bought 4 lbs of frozen berries.
An adventure was had and we walked away with bellies full of delicious ice cream and blueberries waiting to be baked into something wonderful.
First of probably quite a few blueberry recipes.
Blueberry Muffins with Cinnamon Crisp Topping
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Sift dries. Set aside. Combine wet ingredients. Toss blueberries in dry ingredients then gently stir in the wet.
Topping: Combine sugar, flour and cinnamon. Add butter. With your hands break up the butter clumps and blend until pea size clumps form.
Fill muffin pan 3/4 way full and sprinkle with topping. Bake 350* 15 min for mini muffins 25 min for larger size.
NOTE: I followed this recipe word for word!!! (Wonder why this is such an accomplishment? Click Here) But there are changes I would make and will try soon. First I would use brown sugar instead of white for more moisture and flavor. I would add a touch of orange zest for more depth of flavor. Then I would use either buttermilk or sour cream instead of the milk. Changing that then I may have to experiement with adding some baking soda to balance out of the acidity of the buttermilk or sour cream. Also I would decrease the sugar in the topping and make it slightly more like a crumble rather than a sugary, crispy topping.
…what Baron was doing while the muffins were in the oven.