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