Monday, May 2, 2011

Cookbook Sunday with Melynda

Today I am linking up with Melynda at Mom's Sunday Cafe for Cookbook Sunday.

The idea is to share your best recipes from your favorite cookbooks.
I feel I'm cheating a little bit because my favorite cookbook happens to be a conglomeration of several cookbooks.
I ordered a Tastebook online.
It's a cookbook that you customize. I sent them my favorite recipes online and they made the cookbook for me.  It's so much nicer than a recipe box and the prices are great.  I love mine.  Check them out if you get a chance.
I'm not sure where the original recipe for this came from but it's in my Tastebook and one of our favorites.

Yes, I took the cookbook outside to get better light,  What, you don't do that?

Blueberry Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel
Makes 10 muffins

Muffin batter:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Zest of 1 small lemon
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Crumb topping:
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.
In a separate bowl mix vegetable oil, the egg and milk, vanilla extract, and lemon zest. Combine well. Incorporate the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Do not over mix, the batter will be thick and heavy, almost like cookie dough. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups to the top.
To make the crumb topping by mixing the sugar, flour, butter, and cinnamon. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.
Bake for 20 minutes or until done.


just call me jo said...

Those muffins look delicious and blueberries are so healthy. I wish Rick liked breads and muffins. Alas, when I bake them I eat them all. I love streusel too even without muffins. Good idea about the customized cookbook.

Tammy said...

Mmmmmmm those look amazing!

Ashley said...

I take things outside to take picutres all the time!

Anonymous said...

That sounds amaaaaazingly yummo right now~!

jenny said...

if i gain a couple pounds in the next couple weeks... i'm blamming you. and yes... i bring my stuff outside to get better light too.

Kris said...

How great is that. Yes, I take things outside to get better light too. It has such a pretty cover! I read cookbooks like novels, but rarely actually cook from them. I know, weird right?

BrownFamily said...

these look fantastic! I'm going to test them out tomorrow morning for my daughter..I'm sure they'll be a hit!

Shelia said...

Hi Holly! These muffins look so good! This is my favorite fare for breakfast.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tabitha said...

You had me at streusel! They look so amazing. I'm now craving blueberry muffins. lol

Anonymous said...

Think I can make those at 8,000'???

It doesn't help that I'm starved right now and would love to have a muffin to munch!

Beautiful book cover (and yes, I've taken stuff outside to take a photo of unless it's SNOWING).
Your book is MUCH nicer looking than all the dog-eared cookbooks I own! You have given me an idea....

Hugs to you Hoosier Babe,

Melynda said...

How creative! Not only do I love your cookbook, the recipe is so delicious! thanks.

Genn said...

Of course I take pictures of my cookbooks outside too!! Doesn't every blogger?? :)

That's a neat idea for your cookbook. Pretty cover. Those muffins look DELISH!