Saturday, June 18, 2011

Getting Ready for Breakfast in Bed (Blackberry Muffins)

Tomorrow is Father's Day (I'm sure I need not remind you) and we are gearing up.  Yesterday, my neighbor brought two containers full of fresh blackberries so I poked around on the net to see what recipes I could whip up.  Hubs mentioned muffins and so I had the idea to serve him breakfast in bed on the big day.  On the menu will be a cup of Community Coffee's Hazelnut Roast, Blackberry Muffins served with Saint Paula's (Patron Saint of Southern Cuisine) Blackberry Compound Butter, and fruit salad.  I hope Dad enjoys it.  Bebe already signed the Father's Day card (only got a little of the ink on herself) and I've already wrapped the presents.

Here's the recipe I found for muffins on a fellow blogger's page.  The muffins turned out great!  I'm looking forward to trying out more tasty treats from this Ms. Judy's page and I hope you'll do the same : )

Blackberry Muffins
1 cup buttermilk (could use regular milk)
1/4 cup oil (I use Canola)
4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
2 eggs
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt                         
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries (could use frozen)
  In a mixing bowl, add milk, oil, eggs, melted butter,  vanilla and sugars.  Mix well with mixer.   Add in flours, salt, soda, and baking powder and continue mixing. Fold in blackberries. Spray a muffin pan and fill each cup almost to the brim. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven about 25 minutes. Let cool in pan about 10 minutes.   Makes 12 muffins.  Enjoy!- Recipe courtesy of Judy @ A Southern Lady Cooks.
For our supper menu, I'll fry chicken and serve it with a Pea Salad and Squash Casserole,.  Banana Pudding will be for dessert.  I think we will eat supper after the beach, don't want to be walking around with a "food baby" showing.


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The muffins look great and it sounds like you have a nice Father's Day planned-enjoy:@)

Scribbler said...

These look great! I have never tried whole wheat flour, but maybe I will. I do love my White Lily!

Anonymous said...

I hope you enjoyed the recipe and I enjoyed reading your post. Thanks so much.