Best Blueberry Muffins

Photo by gizzypooh Used under a Creative Commons license.

Photo by gizzypooh
Used under a Creative Commons license.

Blueberries were on sale last week, so of course I bought some. Finding myself with an abundance of berries, I pulled out this wonderful recipe from my copy of the Vincent Price Cookbook © 1965 which I inherited from my mother. Price was known not only for his films, which ranged from the 1944 noir classic Laura to Tim Burton’s 1990 fantasy Edward Scissorhands, as well as a lot of horror movies, but also as a gourmet and cookbook author. This particular book featured recipes from famous restaurants around the world. About this recipe, Price wrote, ” These are the blueberry muffins that were served on the Santa Fe Railway diners and a specialty of La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Arizona.”

Vincent Price hosted a cooking show on British TV in 1971.

Vincent Price hosted a cooking show on British TV in 1971.

Blueberry Muffins La Posada

 2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup softened butter
2 eggs
2 cups flour
2 tsps. double-acting baking powder
½ tsp. salt
2/3 cup milk
1 cup blueberries

Preheat oven to hot 400°

Cream together sugar and softened butter.

Add 2 eggs, well-beaten. Mix thoroughly with sugar and butter.

Sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Add alternately, little by little, with milk to the creamed ingredients.

Carefully fold in blueberries. Grease muffin pans, fill ½ full, and bake in hot oven for 20 minutes.

Serve warm.




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    • Marlene on June 28, 2013 at 12:13 am
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    I keep seeing you or Kate mentioning the muffins are coming out of the oven. Next time, I’m coming over for sure!

    • Mary Roy on June 28, 2013 at 12:53 am
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    Yes, but how did the Tea go?

    • quiltzyx/sue on June 28, 2013 at 2:30 am
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    Is “double acting baking powder” something special, or is that what you can buy at the regular grocery store? Not that I’m going to bake in this heat, but I was wondering.

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