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Home Grown Blueberry Muffins

It has been a very hot and dry summer, not something you usually can say here in England.  In fact, we have been warned that hosepipe bans may soon be announced so severe are the drought conditions.  I have watered the the gardens almost every night but still the beans aren't producing and the lettuces are going to seed.  The only plants that seem truly happy with the weather are the blueberries.  We have a bumper crop!

Time to bake some Blueberry Muffins:

1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter- room temperature OR 2 Tablespoons butter + 2 tablespoons oil
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon cider vinegar* optional
1 cup blueberries

Preheat the oven to 375F or 190C.  Place paper cupcake liners into a 6 hole muffin tin. 

Beat together the butter (or butter and oil) and sugar for about 2 minutes or until light and fluffy.  I used a wire whisk but you can use an electric mixer if you like.  Add the vanilla and stir to c…

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