Monday, June 6, 2011

Lemon Blueberry Muffins/Cake

I picked some blueberries this weekend and went searching for recipes. I went to searching for a good blueberry ‘anything’ recipe. I found this one in Southern Living Annual Recipes 2009 edition. It turned out so good. The only thing I’ll do different is add more berries. The lemon adds such a nice zest and to me it says summer. I think you will be delighted when you try this. To me this is much like a crumb cake or coffee cake.

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

4 C baking mix (plus 2 TB

Baking mix, for topping)

¾ C sugar (plus 3 TB sugar for berries)

1/8 tsp ground cinnamon plus 1/8 t for topping)

¾ C Mayonnaise

½ c milk

2 large eggs

2 tsp lemon zest (zest of 1 lemon)

2 TB fresh lemon juice (juice of 1 lemon)

1-1/4 fresh or frozen blueberries

1 TB butter

Preheat oven to 400. Mix the dry ingredients and remove 3 TB to be used later on the topping.

Make a well in center of dry ingredients. Add to the dry ingredients mayonnaise and the next 4 ingredients and mix until moistened. Add 1 TB sugar to the berries and stir. Fold into the mix. Spoon into greased muffin cups filling almost completely full.

Topping: stir together 3 TB of the dry sugar-baking mix you set aside earlier with 2 TB baking mix, 2 TB of sugar and 1/8 tea cinnamon and 1 TB butter. Mix together and crumble over the top. Bake at 400 for 18-20 minutes. Cool for 5 – 10 min before

What I did different: I added a tiny bit more of cinnamon. An 1/8 of a tea is such a small amount . I used about 3 TB of brown sugar added to the topping mix along with about ¼ c of nuts and more butter. I use real butter too when I’m baking, anything. Use more if you like. The brown sugar gives it a little more substance to the topping. I use a non stick pan and I spray it with Pam. Could not find the muffin pan so I used a square pan. I had to bake it longer because number 1 it is in a pan and not muffins and 2 because I reduce the heat when baking in a dark color pan. I ended up baking this 9 x 9 about 38-40 min at 375.

PSSSS... It is hot where you are. We are scorching here in the south. We have set records everyday for the past week but on Saturday it reached 103. Some areas slightly warmer. Rain is scarce. This time of year I wish I lived in Alaska.

Have a good day buddies.


Star said...

Looks wonderful Becca. I have copied it into my recipe folder and will definitely try it out. We call blueberries 'tayberries' here in England and they grow wild on the hills. However, they are getting more popular commercially these days although I don't think they will overtake the more popular blackcurrants we have here.

Boho Farm and Home said...

ooh! Southern Living has the best recipes..we'll have to try it!
It is HOT here too and no rain since winter, which was colder than usual...the weather has been wierd this year. Have a great week!

Olive Cooper said...

I love blueberry anything. I usually make fruit crumbles without a recipe and that serves me well every time. I agree we are cooking here in the south! ♥O

Gatsbys Gardens said...

I have subscribed to Southern Living for many years, love their recipes. I also love blueberries and anything made with them especially cakes and breads. Thanks for the recipe.


Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love anything with blueberries in them, Becca. Yummy!

Daisy said...

Mmmm, yummy! That looks and sounds delicious, Becca! :)

Patsy said...

We got some blueberrys today. Mmm mmm good.

April said...

Looks delicious, Mom! Wish I could share some over coffee with ya :)

Joani said...

Bluberry muffins look great. Too hot to bake these days. We have been hitting the century mark but that is not unusual for our'll hit between 115-120 before summer ends. No rain in sight. Have a great day. Thanks for sharing.

Queen of The Desert said...

That looks tempting. Thanks for sharing the recipe, we're between 99-120 over here. We usually get our first rain in November.It's a long wait.
Have a great day.


Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Mmmmmm they look delicious. Diane

Racquel said...

Yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

Carol said...

Ohhh .... another tasty treat to make :)

Rosemary said...

Becca this looks yummy and I will try.. Warm here but not as hot as you .

darsden said...

Yum, been picking my blueberries too and now I have a new receipe to try :-)

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Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Yum do those look good! We should have lots of blueberries to pick in a couple of months, they are still flowers.
Hope you get some rain soon!

Toyin O. said...

That looks so yummy, thanks for the recipe:)

Susan said...

Can't wait to try this recipe. Looks so good!

PJ | Home and Garden Decor said...

This looks really good to me and I will for sure give your recipe a try.
My hubby loves pretty much everything containing blueberries.
Now since we are living in a hot area too, I bet a scoop of vanilla ice cream will just be perfect with this cake. ;)

We are living just North of Houston and had record temperatures in May and so far also in June. Several days in the row up to 105 and no rain since January. There were some scattered, even severe storms with rain and hail but somehow our neighborhood seems to have a wall around and we have been missing out on all the rain.
Best Regards and thanks for sharing the recipe
Paula Jo

Betty said...

Hi Becca, thanks for your comment on my shrub rose and thank you for the yummy looking recipe!
Your flowers on your header are gorgeous!

Lisa said...

That cake looks so deliciously moist and that lemon blueberry flavor would be oh so good. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your cake up.