So, I love to cook. Always have really. I remember being so excited when it came time for the cooking portion of the home economics class I took in highschool. Actually, I took a home economics class at all the high schools I attended. Yes, plural. I just have always loved to cook, and after many years of making shitty dishes I finally learned the basics of cooking when I lived overseas in Italy.
Cooking makes me happy and relaxes me; even though the kitchens ends up in complete disarray when I am done. I love watching cooking shows and competitions. I want all the kitchen gadgets I can fit in my drawers. I wear an apron when I enter my sanctuary and I love to capture my creations on camera! Trying out new recipes and new food is my idea of a good time. I love shopping for new serve ware and I have a fucking theme in my kitchen. I like to describe myself as a self-proclaimed foody and amateur cook.
Anyway, I was never a sweets person before Charlotte, so my baking skills were at a fifth-grade level. At best. I burned prepackaged cookies. I mean seriously; break off, put on cookie sheet, bake for 7 minutes. Burned. Always. I don’t know. But when I was pregnant with Charlotte that all changed, and the need to learn to bake was born.
I love muffins, and they are a super easy way to learn how to bake from scratch. My husband especially loves blueberries, so this is a recipe I make often. They are not too sweet, so perfect for breakfast, and just sweet enough that I can have one at night to quiet a craving.
2 cups blueberries
2 eggs (room temp)
3 tsp baking powder
3 cups flour
1 1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
6 tbsp butter (room temp)
1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 375. Combine butter and sugar in mixer. Once mixed, add eggs,
vanilla and then slowly add the milk. While that is mixing combine dry ingredients.
Slowly add the dry ingredients to the batter.
Lastly, fold in the blueberries carefully.
Fill your muffin trays fitted with cupcake liners 3/4 full of batter.
Bake at 375 for about 25 minutes.
These muffins are super easy and delicious. Not to mention, few ingredients are involved so the cost to make these is on the low side!
Grab a cup of coffee, a muffin and get to it!