I bet you didn't know that one of my best friends name is Cris....Cris Co. For real. I don't know what I would do with out her. My life would be at a stand still, I would be barely existing if not for good ol' Cris. From the time I was a very little scarffer...I have been depending on Cris. Why if not for her I would not have this fabulous donut permanently and for ever more around my middle amen! Ummm, hmmm maybe she is not such a good friend after all. But if not for her I would not be able to share my pies, fried chicken, muffins, cookies etc. with all my friends and family. Thank you Cris Co...your the BEST!
Now that I finally have given a proper THANK you shout out to my life long pal. I would love to share with you my lemony blueberry muffins.
Today is the second Monday of the month. And for me that means baking day for my friends down at the PRC. The second Tuesday morning of the month is the "Meet the PRC" meeting. Where people from the area who are interested in finding out what the pregnancy resource center does, and is about, can go in and have a tour and hear all about the facility. AND have a homemade goody from ME. So if you want to learn more about the PRC and/or have a fresh baked muffin with out making them yourself...then head on down there tomorrow morning.
Or you can make them for yourself. Here is what you will need. I was having an out of body experience when I took this picture.
Lemony Blueberry Muffins
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup shortening
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup milk
1 lemon zested
1 1/2 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)
1/2 stick butter
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
preheat oven 350
Cream the shortening and sugar together, add eggs, beat well, then add the vanilla. In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients together, flour, salt, and baking powder.
Then alternate adding the 1 cup milk and the dry ingredients until incorporated in to the sugar mixture.
Now you can grab yourself a lemon, wash with water and dry. Then get your self a zester, if you don't have one, then use a serrated edged knife and scrape off the outer yellow part of the peel right on into the batter.
Oh it smells so fantastic..... Lemony fresh!
There is the poor little naked lemon, sitting on the window sill wondering what is in store for him now.
Add your blueberries, then fold the berries and the zest into the batter.
Grease your muffins tins, unless you decide to use muffin papers, then no need. Fill tins 3/4 full of batter. Go ahead lick your finger...it's OK.
Now the crumble topping needs to be made. I like to use my mini food processor. If you have one cut up your cold butter into pieces throw it in there add the flour and sugar and pulse until it looks like the below picture. Before I acquired a mini food processor I just used a good old fashioned fork and it worked just dandy. So don't feel like you need one of these gadgets. I got along for decades with out one.
What would the world be with out crumble topping? Or what would muffins be with our crumble topping. Or should I say where would crumble topping be with out muffins. Oh boy!
What are these you ask? No they are not calf nuts. They are butter balls. Literally butter balls. If you get these little guys in your food processor after you pulse the dickens out of the topping..then remove them because you don't want to plop one on top of your muffin. They will make you muffin all weird on the inside. Side note: when I turned my back these babies where gone.....some one ate them, gobbled them right up. I think it was my youngest. She is such a scrawny butt, a little sugar and butter might do her good.
Scoop muffin tins 3/4 full.
Give the top of each muffin a good coat of crumble topping. Approximately 1 tablespoon each.
Bake at 350 degrees for normal sized muffins 18-20 minutes.
Or for these monsters you will need to bake them 30 minutes or until they are a nice golden brown. Watch them closely so they don't get too brown. You don't want dry muffins. Dry muffins are a very bad thing.
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It's nice to share!
LuvYA as much as Cris Co....reeally I do!