Monday, July 4, 2011

All American Muffins!

 Blackberry Muffins

We have an abundance of Farmers Market blackberries at our house so I whipped up some delicious Blackberry Muffins for our 4th of July breakfast today.

I love making muffins and they seem so "All-American" to me.  You really don't see American style muffins in Europe...unless you venture into a Starbucks!   

 Farmers Market Blackberries

My husband grew up in Oregon and loves blackberries. 

Growing up his mom would send him and his sisters down the road to pick blackberries.  She would then make yummy pies, cobblers and blackberry jam.

Today, I just send my husband to the Farmers Market for fresh California blackberries.  I normally make cobblers with them but decided to make blackberry muffins for the 4th of July holiday. 

All American Muffins!

I used Williams Sonoma Blackberry Muffins recipe. 

You need just 2 cups of fresh blackberries for this muffin recipe.  It has a delicious crumble topping with chopped pecans that gives these muffins a bit of coffee cake flair!  ( I added 1t. of cinnamon to the crumble topping and doubled the cinnamon in the muffin batter.)

You certainly could also enjoy these muffins in the afternoon with a cup of tea.  I think they would pair nicely with Twinings Lady Grey

Well, I still have plenty of blackberries left so...
 I think I'm making a blackberry cobbler for dessert tonight!

In the photos:  (Spode The Blue Room Collection "Woodman" 6" plate and Emma Bridgewater Black Toast & Marmalade French Bowl.)

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Mmm, what a delicious breakfast you must have had with these. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your muffins up.