Cooking is not really my passion but I do like to bake. A friend of mine gave me a little book on making muffins when we lived in
Berlin Germany in the late 70's ... actually it was Carlisle Pa. in the 80's. This is such a good recipe and I think the secret is sprinkling sugar and nutmeg on top. They are so good.... thought you might like to try.
The Best Blueberry Muffins
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter at room temp.
1 cup sugar, or slightly less depending on tartness of blueberries
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsps. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cups blueberries (mash 1/2 cup with fork) I don't mash the 1/2 cup. I put them all in at the end.
2 cups flour
1/2 cup milk
1 tbs. sugar mixed with 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
Heat oven to 375. Grease 12 muffin cups or use paper liners.
In a medium 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 ( I skip this step and just put 2 1/2 cups of berries at the end. I like it better but it's your choice)
Fold in half the flour with a spatula, then half the milk. Add remaining flour and milk. Fold in blueberries.
Scoop batter into muffin cups. Sprinkle with nutmeg sugar.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool and serve.
From Muffins by Elizabeth Alston