I didn't think I was going to get a very big blueberry harvest this year from my three bushes, but one of them has come good, and although it's not a huge harvest, it's done very well.
I decided I'd use some of the berries to make Blueberry Muffins. Unfortunately, I decided this after I'd picked a much larger amount a couple of days previously and they'd all been eaten, so there weren't as many berries to add to the muffins as I'd have liked, but I made do.
I used a recipe I've used previously from allrecipes. They're so easy to make and taste delicious.
I laid out my spotty dotty cases. Aren't they pretty? These aren't huge muffin cases, but I've found this recipe will make a dozen of this size if there aren't many blueberries in the mix. If you add the whole 225g as the recipe states, it will make many more.
Instead of incorporating the blueberries in to the mixture, I just pressed a few in to the top of each muffin before they went in to the oven, they worked out just as well.
I've since made another batch with many more blueberries included, they don't last long in this house.
The look absolutely delicious, I love blueberries.ReplyDelete
Well done for being able to grow them.
The blueberry bushes haven't done so well the last couple of years so it's nice to get a decent harvest again this year.Delete
Oh my!!!! What to say except pass me one now! With a cup of tea....pretty please!!!ReplyDelete
I do wish I could follow your blogs Jo....and receive them by email....xxxx
There's only a couple of the second batch left now, but you're more than welcome to one before the gannets get to them. I'm not sure how to set up my blog so that you can get updates through email.Delete
Ahhhh....it seems I can follow this one!xxxxReplyDelete
I'm pretty sure that both my blogs are set up the same, so if you can follow this one, you should be able to follow The Good Life too.Delete
Sadly Jo...I only managed to follow up on comments. No probs..xxxxDelete
I really don't know how to change things, or I would. I'm not very technically minded.Delete
What a great harvest - Blueberries are delicious. Your muffins look great. I add Lemon Zest to mine, it gives them an added zing!ReplyDelete
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Blueberries are one thing which all the family will eat, which is saying something as I live with picky eaters. I've never heard of adding lemon zest to blueberries but it sounds delicious with the added zing.Delete
They look delicious! I'm impressed that you grow blueberries. I would enjoy trying that sometime.ReplyDelete
Blueberries like acidic soil, so I grow them in containers in ericaceous compost, it makes things easier. It's been a few years since I've had so many to pick so I'm making the most of them this year.Delete
I've just finished a cup of tea, one of those would have gone down very well with it!ReplyDelete
I rarely drink tea, but they're just the thing to finish a meal off with.Delete
They look, and sound, delicious! Flighty xxReplyDelete
They taste delicious too. I think I'll be making another batch very soon.Delete
One of my favourite cakes, they look yummy!ReplyDelete
I love the tanginess of the blueberries combined with the sweetness of the bun, delish.Delete
They look wonderful Jo. Between the squirrels and the heat wave blueberries were a non crop this year, but I shall buy some!ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear that. I'm making the most of mine as it's been a few years since I've harvested anything worthwhile from them.Delete
They look great Jo. Our blueberries have been disappointing this year, in fact one of them has just about died.Dont know what I did wrong!I'm eating a Weightwatchers blueberry muffin now (5 points-my treat for the day) because I wont be able to make my own like you!ReplyDelete
I've had a couple of years of disappointment with my blueberries so I'm making the most of them this year. Are you growing your blueberry bushes in ericaceious compost as they're acid loving plants. I've had a few Weightwatcher meals and treats and they're quite tasty, I was surprised.Delete
Blueberry muffins made with your own blueberries? I bet they taste amazing! :o)ReplyDelete
They taste delicious, but they don't last long in this house.Delete
Delicious! We need to bake this weekend, just wondering what. ..ReplyDelete
I think my next baking session will be flapjack. I've been promising to bake it for Eleanor for ages but haven't got round to it yet, though saying that, she could always make it herself.Delete
How great to pick your own blueberries, I tend to buy them frozen and they work for smoothies, and of course muffins. Yours look very nice!ReplyDelete
I've never bought blueberries frozen, but I know the fresh ones are quite expensive so I'm pleased to have my own.Delete
I make a 'trifle' with blueberry muffins in the base, custard (no jelly), and blueberries and cream on the top ... my lot love it :)
I'm not a lover of trifle, but I can see how delicious that would be if you are. It's the custard I don't like, so I don't really think there's any getting around that. I know my mum would enjoy it though, she loves those type of desserts.Delete
I shall be right over for some of those!!ReplyDelete
You know my younger kids don't like blueberry muffins, I'm always like GASP!!! They are so delicous, I still make them for me and the teenager though... These look great!
Sorry, you're too late, they've all gone. We all love blueberry muffins, they don't last long here.Delete
I've just caught up with your news. I'm sorry to hear that Daniel's results day ended up being so traumatic - but really pleased to hear that everything worked out in the end. I expect that you are now in the middle of 'getting things organised for uni'!!!! JxReplyDelete
I think the main thing is that he got the place he wanted in the end, which we're all so pleased about. Lists have been made, there's lots to do and organise before he goes, but he's got a month yet so no panic.Delete
Oh yum! Any fruit that is brightly coloured, like blueberries, are full of wonderful antioxidants and thus mititgate some of the guilt of having them in cake form! I love blueberries that have been macerated in a little sugar and squished a bit, over fat-free Greek (or strained) yogurt. Delish!ReplyDelete
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That's my thoughts exactly, the goodness that the berries are doing far outweigh all the bad things in the muffins. I'm not a lover of yogurt really, though I suppose this would change it's flavour so it might make it a bit more tempting.Delete