My mom is a huge fan of Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swenson Mysteries. Over the years I have purchased a few of these books for her. If you do not know, Hannah Swenson runs The Cookie Jar, a popular bakery in this mystery series, and she also solves crimes! Each book comes with a few recipes.
While one could turn to each book for their recipes, it's much easier just to find your favorite treat in the Lake Eden Cookbook, like my mom does.
One of our favorite recipes is the Blue Blueberry Muffins. My mom makes them often and I get happy when she sends some home with me. I am currently making a double batch of these muffins for my students.
I hope that you will try this recipe out. They are sure to please!
Blue Blueberry Muffins
3/4 cup butter (1-1/2 sticks)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (no need to thaw)
2 plus 1 tablespoon flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup blueberry pie filling
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup butter, softened
Grease of muffin tin only.
Melt butter and pour into large bowl. Mix in sugar. Add beaten eggs, baking powder, and salt. Mix thoroughly.
Put blueberries in medium bowl, sprinkle 1 tablespoon flour over berries and mix gently until berries are covered; set aside.
Add one cup flour and half of the milk to the butter mixture. Add rest of flour and milk, mix thoroughly.
Add pie filling. Mix well. Fold in blueberries. (Mixture will probably turn blue and that is okay!)
Fill the muffin tine 3/4 full, set aside.
Mix flour and sugar in bowl. Add butter and cut in until crumbly. Fill in remaining space of muffin tins with crumb topping. Bake at 375ºF for 25-30 minutes. Let cool 30 minutes in tin before removing.