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Steve’s Blueberry Muffins

on 08/02/2011

Welcome to Southern Cookin’ Makes You Good Lookin’!  Today our very special guest is renowned cook, gardener, fisherman, tax guy and all around goofy boy, Steve Scott!

‘Tis true!  Ever since these calorie-laden posts began, it was intended for my little brudder, Steve, to join in the fun.  When i say the boy can cook, i mean the boy can COOK!  I really wish more men would venture into the kitchen for something other than making a mess or getting a snack.  How many chefs are men?  Huh?  Guys, you can go beyond the grill in your culinary pursuits.  Steve is an excellent example.  He’s my kinda cook–the experimenter.  Like a mad scientist in the lab, he’ll take a recipe or the ingredients for some dish he’s seen or tried and will tweak them until he’s found the combination he likes.  And at least he’s smart enough (or i should say, his wife Kim is smart enough because she’s the one who urged him to do so) to start compiling his recipes.  Me?  If i get some concoction right, it’s often a one-hit wonder because i don’t write it down and this brain thinks it’s at its storage capacity.  😛

Anywho, Steve has graciously sent along a recipe with photos from his latest escapades.  You know Violet Beauregarde from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?  Well, that’s gonna be  Steve’s family soon.  They picked 64 pounds of blueberries last week and are going again today!  He’s dehydrating a lot of them but he’s also used them for the recipe that follows. If his girls Courtney, Haley and Karrigan seem a little blue, not to worry.  It’s their diet, not their disposition.

This is how Steve describes his muffin-making madness.  ” I love the taste of lemon with blueberries so that was my main theme but I had a crumble or strudel topping left over from a peach crumble I made last week and thought it would make a great topping and boy did it!!  I later decided to blueberry it up even more (after everyone ate their first muffin) and I blended some berries, lime juice and brown sugar and drizzled it over a warm buttered muffin.  MMMM-MMM  Man, I wanted to slap somebody’s momma!!  I thought ahead this time though and made pics of all of them plus one individual (didn’t get the one with the drizzle tho..oops)  If you have some berries lying around I highly recommend this one.  There are a ton of variables too…I listed a few on the recipe card (like using buttermilk instead of milk and brown sugar instead of white granulated) but you could also do a sugar glaze (powdered sugar milk and butter melted) or something like that. ”

Oh, do you know the Muffin Man?  Yes, i do!  His name is Steve Scott.  Thanks, boudreaux!  Love ya!

Steve’s Blueberry Muffins

(makes 12 muffins)

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 tsp. salt

4 tsp. baking powder

2/3 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

2/3 cup milk

1 (or more) cup blueberries

1 Tbs. vanilla extract

1 Tbs. lemon extract

Strudel Topping

1/2 cup butter, chopped

3/4 cup brown sugar

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup pecans, chopped

2 Tbs. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder with a wisk.  In separate bowl combine oil egg and milk until smooth then mix in vanilla and lemon.

Now combine wet and dry ingredients in large bowl with a spoon until smooth.  Butter muffin pan liberally or use Pam or liners.

Fill muffin cups halfway with mixture then toss in blueberries (I prefer 8-12, but adjust the number to your own taste preference).  Cover blueberries with remaining mix, all the way to the top of the cup.  Now sprinkle strudel mixture over each muffin (my kids like a LOT of topping).  Place in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Take muffins out of oven when done and allow to cool for 10 minutes.  Break open muffin, butter and serve with a smile.


2 responses to “Steve’s Blueberry Muffins

  1. Julie Barton says:

    Hey April: I am going to try this recipe and sub generic Splenda and see how it goes. These recipes are hilarious!! Thanks for cheering me up. Love from jul

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