Muffins, muffins, muffins.

Blueberry Mini Muffins

1 cup butter or margarine, softened

2 cups sugar

5 eggs

1 cup buttermilk

2 tsp. vanilla extract

5 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

3/4 tsp. salt

3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

Additional sugar, optional

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, buttermilk and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; stir into the creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in blueberries (batter will be thick). Fill greased or paper-lined miniature muffin cups with about a tablespoon of batter. Sprinkle with sugar if desired. Bake at 400° for 10-15 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

Yield: 7 dozen

Peaches and Cream Muffins 

1 egg

1/2 cup milk or sour cream

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup chopped fresh or frozen peaches, thawed

In a bowl, beat egg; add milk and oil. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; stir into the egg mixture just until moistened. Stir in the peaches. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

Yield: 10 muffins

Lemon Streusel Muffins  

1 cup butter or margarine, softened

1 cup sugar

4 eggs, separated

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 cup lemon juice

Streusel topping:

1/4 cu finely chopped nuts

2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour

2 Tbsp. brown sugar

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolks. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with lemon juice. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff; fold into batter. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups 2/3 full. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over muffins. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

Yield: 1 dozen

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