Saturday, August 18, 2007

Gladys Taber's Blueberry Muffins

This recipe came from the late Susan Stanley's extraordinary Gladys Taber website. I have spent many hours there over the years.

Blueberry Muffins

2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
4 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons melted shortening
1 well beaten egg


Reserve 1/4 cup flour and dredge 1 1/2 cups of the berries in it. Mix dry ingredients, combine liquids and add quickly to dry ingredients. Drop by spoonfuls into buttered muffin tins and bake twenty-five minutes in a hot oven, 450 deg.F.

This makes twelve muffins, and is enough for three ordinary people, so it must be doubled for our brood. G.T.

Nan's notes:
I used butter, as I always do, instead of shortening.

Don't you love that word "dredge?" Here's a picture of the dredged blueberries. The touch of color is the reflection of the orange mixing bowl.


The finished product!

Delicious!

9 comments:

  1. I wanted to climb right into my computer screen when I saw that muffin with the melted butter on top. I am definitely going to use this recipe to make these muffins next week. Thank you.

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  2. You are so very welcome! They are wonderful.

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  3. I have some blueberries left, just the quantity that is needed for this recipe, and I am now going to make these muffins. Thank you for the recipe!!
    Have a nice Sunday! Barbara

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  4. Thank you for posting this recipe! I just bought some delicious blueberries on Friday, and these muffins would make a wonderful treat for the week ahead!

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  5. Blueberry Muffins - is there a better muffin? Thanks for the Gladys Taber website, I will visit it immediately!

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  6. I am missing one of my cookbooks and it has my wonderful blueberry muffin recipe in it. I think I will get out a bag of the berries I just froze this season and make this recipe. I need to find one I like once again. Thanks for sharing this one.

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  7. Thank you all for taking the time to comment. I am quite positive you will all love this recipe. I'd like to hear what you thought after trying it.

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  8. Yum, yum, yum! I'll have to make these, they'd be very popular around here.

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