Saturday, March 28, 2009

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup fresh blueberries
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Streusel topping: 1/4 c sugar, 2 1/2 Tbsp flour, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 1/2 Tbsp butter (Mix sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.)

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; add blueberries, tossing gently. Make a well in center of mixture. Combine buttermilk, oil, and egg; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened. Spoon batter into greased muffin pans, filling two-thirds full, and sprinkle with streusel topping.
Bake at 400° for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden. Remove from pans immediately; cool on wire racks.

Almond Poppyseed Muffins

2 c flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 c sugar

Whisk in separate bowl:
1 c milk
3/4 c oil
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract

Stir wet into dry just until moistened, fold in 1 Tbsp poppy seeds. Bake muffins for 18 minutes (rotating halfway through) at 400F.