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                         THE BEST BLUEBERRY MUFFINS
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Muffins                          Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   12                    Regular muffins
 
   Bursting with berries, these are the best blueberry
   muffins of all. The secret is an extra half cup of
   blueberries, which are mashed and then added to the
   batter.
   
   1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature 1 cup
   granulated sugar,or slightly less depending on
   tartness of blueberries 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon
   vanilla extract 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon
   salt 2 1/2 cups blueberries (mash 1/2 cup with a fork)
   2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup milk 1 tablespoon
   sugar mixed with 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
   
   Heat oven to 375 F. Grease 12 regular muffin cups,
   including the area between each cup, or use foil
   baking cups.
   
   In a medium-size bowl, beat butter until creamy. Beat
   in the sugar until pale and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one
   at a time. Beat in vanilla, baking powder, and salt.
   
   Mix mashed berries into batter.
   
   Fold in half the flour with a spatula, then half the
   milk. Add the remaining flour and milk. Fold in
   remaining blueberries.
   
   Scoop batter into muffin cups. Sprinkle with nutmeg
   sugar.
   
   Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Let
   muffins cool at least 30 minutes in the pan before
   removing.
   
   Source: Muffins By Elizabeth Alston
  
 
 
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