Makes 12 large muffins
2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter or margarine
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 cups fresh blueberries, chopped apple or peach, etc. (optional)
1 cup chopped nuts: almonds, walnuts, pecans, etc. (optional)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg mixed with 1 tablespoon sugar for top
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
Combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
In a separate bowl, cream the butter or margarine with the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and beat well. Blend this mixture with the dry ingredients alternately with the milk. Fold the blueberries and nuts (etc.) in quickly.
Because these muffins will rise up and over the edge of your muffin tin, you'll want to grease the top of the pan as well as the cups. Fill the cups nearly three-quarters full and sprinkle with the spiced sugar.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
Muffins are so easy to prepare without much notice and make a delicious treat for your guests. Next time you go to the store, pick up the ingredients, so that you'll be prepared to serve your company something special. Have a great week!