My helper, with the book in question. (Yes, she's winking. No, I don't know why.)
I found the recipe on one of my all-time favorite cooking websites-- The Pioneer Woman's Tasty Kitchen site. Here's the link, so proper credit is given to the lovely person who came up with this recipe-- http://thepioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen/recipes/breads/best-blueberry-muffins-ever/.
- FOR THE MUFFINS:
- 1-½ cup All-purpose Flour
- ¾ cups Sugar
- ½ teaspoons Salt
- 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- ⅓ cups Vegetable Oil
- 1 whole Egg
- ⅓ cups Milk
- 1 cup Blueberries
- FOR THE CRUMB TOPPING:
- ½ cups Sugar
- ⅓ cups Flour
- ¼ cups Butter
- 1-½ teaspoon Cinnamon
Place vegetable oil into a 1-cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup. Add all the wet ingredients to the flour mixture, stirring until just mixed together. Fold in blueberries.
Set aside the muffin mixture, and cut together sugar, flour, butter and cinnamon to form crumble topping. (A sidenote-- I think next time I make these I'll use brown sugar for the crumble topping instead of white...)
Fill muffin papers 2/3 full, and then sprinkle with streusel topping. Bake for 25 minutes, and revel in the smell. While you wait, feel free to read an Irving and Muktuk book.
We took the muffins out of the oven, and they looked and smelled fantastic.
After a brief cooling period, we tested them.
They were good. And while I didn't get a "thumbs up" photo from Jay, when I came into the kitchen the next morning FOUR muffins were missing from the pan... I believe that constitutes a thumbs up by proxy. A muffin heist worthy of Irving and Muktuk.