Old Fashion Blueberry Muffins

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My mom has always been a muffin lover.  I remember waking up many mornings to the aroma of her newest creations.   As she grew older, she started making “healthier” muffins,  full of all sorts of unusual ingredients that I was not so fond of as a kid.    She is almost 80 now and not able to bake like she once did.   However, last week I brought her some of our fabulous 100% pastured lard (which is once again gaining popularity as a healthy fat source).   She immediately pulled out her favourite blueberry muffin recipe, eager to give it a try.

I went for a visit last night and was unexpectedly greeted by the wonderful smells and tastes of my childhood and thought I would share her recipe here with you all.

RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 Tsp baking powder
1/4 Salt
1 egg
2/4 cup milk
1/3 cup melted lard
1 cup blueberries fresh or frozen

TOPPING
1 Tbsp grated lemon rind (yellow part only)
2 Tbsp sugar

DIRECTIONS

  • Grease 12 medium muffin tins or line with paper baking cups
  • Pre-heat oven to 400 F
  • In mixing bowl sift and mix all dry ingredients together
  • In medium bowl, beat egg; add milk and melted butter
  • Add liquid to dry ingredients all at once, stirring until just moistened.
  • Gently stir in blueberries
  • Spoon into muffin tins filling about 3/4 full
  • Combine lemon zest with sugar and sprinkle over tops of batter
  • Bake 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched
  • Remove to wire rack to cool

Written by Joelle

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