Hello My Dear Friends,
Since you’re here, I suspect you’ve already seen my first cooking video on YouTube. I thought it’d be better to write down the ingredients and steps here, in a more detailed description and also with a background story on the side.
You’re probably wondering why I choose blueberry muffin as the first recipe to share. Let me explain. 🙂 So, one thing you need to know about me is that I love North America. I’ve always felt an unexplainable bond with the country and the people’s general optimism, the constant development, and ongoing progress fascinates me. If I could wish for one place to travel to right now, it’d be New York. Don’t get me wrong, if you dropped me off in the middle of the prairie, I’d happily wait around for the next tornado (it’s my lifelong desire to see one). 🙂 It’s a place where the peaceful infusion of different cultures is part of normality and this is most likely why I feel so passionate about the area. And the sweets obviously…By preparing american-style desserts I feel like I can connect more to that little piece of my heart that I left there. It’d be a shame to walk past ingredients like peanut butter, salted caramel sauce or avocado because they are so exciting, delicious and variable. With my recipes I’d like to spread this openness, and I want to encourage you to experiment.
Making a muffin is basically baking the most stereotypic food of the States. It exists in salty versions too but this time I’m gonna stick with the good old blueberry flavour. One afternoon I was on my way home from Budapest and we stopped at a gas station where I saw a particularly yummy looking piece of muffin. There was some sort of sugary syrup on top of it (why would you do that?) but non the less it looked good so I bought one. Well, it turned out to be so sweet that I couldn’t even feel the berries in there at all and the batter was more like a sponge cake than a muffin. So it wasn’t a pleasant experience at all. I tend to look up to the sky with a questioning expression on my face asking the rhetorical question “why can’t you people do some research? The internet is full of amazing blogs and YouTube channels to help you”. Apparently, there’s still not enough of them. 🙂 With all that said let me show you my favourite blueberry muffin recipe.
What you need
- 580 g all purpose flour
- 200 g brown sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 large eggs
- 480 g greek yogurt
- 160 ml grape seed oil
- 2-3 tsp. vanilla extract
- 250 g fresh blueberries (you can use frozen blueberries too but it’s going to paint your batter purple. It’s still going to taste yummy, though.)
- graded zest of half a lemon
What you do
- Put some muffin liners in your muffin tin.
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- In a large bowl, fold together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- In another bowl, mix together the yogurt, eggs and oil. Add the vanilla extract and graded lemon zest.
- Add the wet mixture to the dry and mix until it’s fully combined. Always look to the bottom of the bowl. That’s where the flour tends to hide.
- With an ice-cream scoop, add the batter to in to the muffin liners. Leaves some space for them to grow in the oven. Don’t put too much batter, otherwise, your muffin is going to fall apart.
- Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Use a toothpick to check if the inside is ready too.
Have a wonderful time baking, you guys!
Love and hugs,