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.”
Blueberry Muffins La Posada
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup softened butter
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.