Blueberry Muffins

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1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 vegetable oil
1.5 cups all purpose flour (sifted)
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup fresh blueberries

~ What to do ~

Preheat oven to 400 degrees (F).  Line muffin tins with liners.  Beat eggs, stir in milk and oil.  Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Mix liquid ingredients into dry ingredients.  Add blueberries.  Stir until flour is moistened (do not over-stir).  Batter should be lump.  fill cup 2/3 full.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.

 

Drop Cheese Biscuits

This versatile quick bread is an easy way to class up almost any meal.

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2 cups sifted flour
3 teaspoons Baking POWDER
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons shortening
1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup milk

1 tablespoon butter

~ What to do ~

Preheat oven to 450 degrees (F).  Sift dry ingredients into mixing bowl.  Cut-in shortening.  Add shredded cheese to flour-shortening mix.  Stir in all of the milk, which forms a drop batter.  Drop from spoon onto greased pan.  Brush with melted butter.  Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.  Makes 16-20.

substitution:  for an extra shock of flavor try using your favorite flavored butter (herbs de Province, garlic, paprika, etc.)

Banana Muffins

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  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 2.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

~ What to do ~

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).  Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside.

In a separate large bowl cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs.  Mix until smooth.  Mix in milk and banana.  Fold flour mixture into liquid ingredients.  Fill muffin tins 2/3 full.  Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Substitutions:

Finding myself without white sugar (a very happy surprise on one hand, though adding difficulty to this recipe) on a holiday, I had to find a substitute.  Because of my husband’s adoration of maple syrup, it was an obvious choice.  Here’s what to do if you substitute the sugar for maple syrup:  Substitute 3/4 cup maple syrup plus 1/4 teaspoon baking soda for each cup of granulated sugar, and drop the milk back to 6 tablespoons (or eliminate all together depending on the consistency of your batter).

Apple Muffins

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  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 1 cup finely chopped apple

~ What to do ~

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon.  Add remaining ingredients, stir just until blended.  Bake at 375 degrees for 18-23 minutes.  Cool for 5 minutes before eating.