04 October 2011

Fortnightly Baking Fun Challenge #6...........

Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well.

 It is time for a new Fortnightly Baking Fun Challenge! If you haven’t voted for your favorite Italian Food recipe, from the last challenge, please take a few moments to vote here.
Now the theme for this fortnight’s challenge is...............
Any kind of muffins, big ones, small ones, sweet ones, salty one etc.
The PRIZE this fortnight is......

A Food Lovers’ Bread and Muffins recipe book!!!
So many delicious, simple recipes for everyday cooking. This stylish cookbook will help feed your passion by offering a collection of delicious recipes that are straightforward to prepare, doesn’t require hours in the kitchen, and are also a feast for the eyes. 
Whether you are making a meal for two or entertaining to impress, you will love using these exiting recipes, and see great results every time!
To give you an idea of the kind of recipes, here are a few:
Red Onion Focaccia,
Malted Fruit Loaf,
Cherry Muffins with Crumble Topping,
Chocolate Brownie Muffins,
Orange Muffins with Chocolate Chips,
Apple and Cinnamon Muffins,
Carrot Bread,
Cranberry Bread,
Mozzarella and Tomato Muffins, 
Strawberry Buns,
Banana, Zucchini and Apricot Loaf, 
Lemon and Lime Loaf 
Cherry Cornbread,
Herb and Garlic Bread,
Papaya Muffins and many, many more wonderful recipes!!


My sample for this challenge is..........
Blueberry Muffins!!
Makes twelve normal size muffins. 
½  cup butter, at room temperature, plus more for the muffin cups.
1 ¾  cups plus 2 tablespoons flour, plus more for the muffin cups.
1 teaspoon Baking Soda 
½  teaspoon Baking Powder
½  teaspoon Salt 
¾  cups granulated Sugar 
2 eggs 
½  cup sour cream 
¼  cup milk 
1 pint/2 cups blueberries (it’s not necessary for that much can only use one cup too)
Confectioners’ Sugar (optional)
1 Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C/ 350 degrees F. 
2 Unless you are using a nonstick pan, brush the muffin tins with butter and dust them with flour. 
3 In a bowl, whisk together the 1 ¾  cups flour, the baking soda, baking powder and salt.
4 In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar by hand or with a handheld mixer for bout 4 minutes in a stand mixer about 2 minutes, or until smooth. 
5 Add the eggs one by one waiting until the first egg is absorbed before adding the second.
6 Sift the dry ingredients over the butter-egg mixture, and stir in the sour cream and milk. 
7 Stir the mixture with a rubber spatula until all the liquid is absorbed and there is no loose flour in the bowl. Don’t overwork the mixture.
8 Toss the blueberries with 2 tablespoons flour and fold them into the batter.
9 Fill the cups of muffins tins three-quarters full with batter.
10 Bake for about 25 minutes, or until gold brown and a knife or toothpick stuck into one of the muffins comes out clean.
11 Turn out onto a cake rack and sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar (Optional). 

Served hot with butter, it’s delicious.
Now it’s your turn to show me your muffin recipe! I can’t wait to see with what you can come up with!
-You can link-up using your blog or if you don’t have a blog, e-mail your entry to me.
-Create a post on your blog with the recipe and at least one picture of the finished product.
e-mail the recipe, with at least one picture of the finished product and I will enter your recipe in the challenge (remember to come back and check out your entry).
-One recipe per person/blog please.
-You are allowed to have help with your baking.
-Please use the blue frog below to enter. Be sure to add the link to your direct blog posting/recipe and not your whole blog as this makes it much easier to find your recipe. 
-Please comment on at least 3 other entries.
-Each recipe needs to be linked back to Heidi’s Crafts or has to have the button in the post.
-This is a fortnightly challenge, you have two weeks to enter.
-Entries need to be linked up by Monday the 17th of October for this Muffins challenge.
-After the challenge has closed, I will announce the entries in a separate posting and you will be able to vote for your favourite recipe.
-You are all allowed to advertise anywhere you like for people to vote for you, on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
-I will have a personalized blinkie, specially for the Winner. As well as the PRIZE!! I ship anywhere in the World!
-Age doesn’t matter, from little girls to grandmas are welcome to enter!
-The aim of the challenge is to encourage mothers and grandmas with their girls to enjoy making food in the kitchen, to share recipes, find new ones and have lots of fun together!
Baking Greetings!


  1. Hey Heidi -

    Great to hear from you again! All those recipes look sooo delicious! And the pictures are mouth-watering....

    Keep up the amazing work and great posting.

    Izi :)


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