Sunday, September 27, 2015

Wild Blueberry Muffins

I love blueberries and fortunate
to have them growing in our forests
 here in the Gaspé, Eastern Canada.
 We had a lot of rain this summer
 which gave us a good harvest.

Forest picked wild blueberries,
good for baking or eating raw.
(Great cereal toppers)

These nutritious muffins, 
bursting with berries
 are low in sugar,great for breakfast
 or snack any time of the day.

Preheat oven 375deg.F

Mix together:
2 cups Flour
2 tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt.
1/2 cup Sugar
zest of one orange or lemon.

In another bowl mix together:
2 eggs beaten
1 cup Milk
1/4 cup melted butter
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract.

Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir quickly until ingredients are just mixed and batter is lumpy in appearance.
Fold in : 2 cups lightly floured Blueberries .
(Raspberries or Cranberries may be used also.)

Fill muffin tins 2/3 fill.

An ice cream scoop works well for filling
Bake 20-25 mins at 375deg. F
The secret of good muffins is to stir the batter until the flour is just dampened.
The batter should be lumpy. Over mixing causes tunnels and a tough texture.
Perfect muffins are light and tender with rough shiny golden crusts.

In Quebec, wild blueberries are harvested on two types of land:
forest and developed blueberry fields.
Forest harvesting is done in areas where logging or forest fires have occurred.
Developed blueberry fields, they are developed on sites where blueberries grow naturally.
Wild blueberries can be found in most frozen section of the grocery stores.
Blue Willow plate.

thanks for your visit xo

To view my blog on  "Wild Blueberry Pie" click here
also my blog on How to Freeze Blueberries

all pics are my sole original property.

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