#18, Blueberry Muffins, p. 17

Nothing makes a cheerful morning like the smell of fresh muffins baking in the kitchen. (p. 17)

Nothing makes anytime of day more cheerful than the smell of fresh muffins baking. (Chez Bonneau)


Back to basics

I needed to cheer up a little girl who spent all weekend lying in bed feeling bad and missed a day of school on doctor’s orders. So, as soon as I got home….. You guessed it! I popped into the kitchen to pop something wonderful into the oven. Well, it was really what popped out of the oven that was the wonderful part.

Of course, I get to do all the gooey stuff that I enjoy so much. Following authors’ orders, I mixed this one by hand (that is – by hand with a gigantic¬†fouette in it).

The yumminess begins. Glupidy glupe.

I was wondering during my very brief stirring of this mixture, why this recipe needed so little mixing and was even allowed to be lumpy like pancake batter. That’s OK. I am the last one to want tough pastries. After the basic mix up, I got to fold in the blueberries – 2 cups of plump blueberries.

NOTE: The recipe asked for 1.5 cups of blueberries, but I didn’t want 1/2 cup of blueberries on hand to go bad in the fridge, so I just added the extra – contrary to authors’ orders. By the way, the small plastic containers most often used for selling blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries in Doha, contain 1 cup of fruit.

That’s right. Look at that luscious, sticky, gooey, juicy muffin-to-be.

22 minutes later

I see a little bear poking his eyes and nose out of one of these. What do you see?

15 minutes after that

Ready to bring a smile to my patient-in-waiting.

Dear friends. I realize that some of my measuring¬†habits would not be conducive to turning a profit as a baker — Ain’t that sweet?!