Blueberry Muffins a la Nero Wolfe

Another foray into the Nero Wolfe cookbook: Blueberry Muffins. Hey, I had blueberries and butter so I though, “Why not?”

Transcribed from the book (I really ought to take pictures!):

1/3 cup butter (at room temperature)
2/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 cup fresh blueberries, washed and drained

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Beat the eggs, and add to the butter mixture. Blend well. Sift the four, baking powder, and salt together in a smaller bowl, and add to the butter mixture alternately with the milk. Stir in the blueberries. and spoon into greased muffin tins until two-thirds full. Bake for 25 minutes. (Makes 12 muffins).

1. I played this pretty close to the directions; I wish I had added more blueberries. I also used half and half with some milk because I had to get rid of the half and half. Also, I don’t think going even fattier is a problem for these recipes.

2. Along those lines, I also used duck eggs. I had them and thought why not? They make the tops crispier I think.

3. I made 6 jumbo muffins.

4. Of the two blueberry muffins I’ve reciped, these were certainly simpler than the cornmeal blueberry muffins and they were very solidly good blueberry muffins. The cornbread ones though have a little extra fun so I guess it depends on how much involvement you want to get into with your blueberry muffin making. One thing for sure, Nero Wolfe beats the pants off of Joy and Betty in terms of blueberry muffins.

5. TheMan wanted to add that these muffins were very moist.

2009: The duck egg cake had crispier outer crust and was denser and richer. I like duck eggs, I need a duck!

2008: The short is: Chocolate ice cream and Baily’s makes an AWESOME smoothie.

2007: JSFR: Kabaya Tomato Pretz

2006: My foot was trying to get a message to my head, but the plork was under strict orders not to wake the head until a more reasonable hour.

2005: That’s 21 days of shipping! What the hell is it doing for 21 days…Sightseeing? Bar hopping? Walkabout? Mini-course on global economics?

2004: Polyester and hot burner don’t get along, apparently.

2003: So I did what every red blooded American would do when they see a spider the size of Cleveland (but with more electricity) racing through their house. I grabbed the nearest cat and plopped it down in the spider’s path.

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