04 April 2012

Gwyneth Paltrow's blueberry muffins

As readers know, I love Gwyneth Paltrow - I know some people don't like her but I just think she seems like a really cool mum who loves her clothes, music and food.   She released a cookbook last year dedicated to her dad called My Father's Daughter which I happily picked up when it was published - it's filled with lots of simple everyday recipes.  She has previously been quoted saying that cooking keeps her calm and happy, I tend to agree.  

On Sunday, I tried out a few of her recipes - I made a very simple and delicious bolognese for dinner -  no more pasta from a bottle :) and baked her blueberry muffins which she credits to her mum.  Super easy to make and very yum.

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tsp sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees celcius. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. Whisk butter, eggs and milk in a bowl. Combine flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt in another bowl. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients; fold in blueberries. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups; sprinkle with remaining 1 tsp sugar. Bake until muffins are golden brown and a knife comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve warm.



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