Thursday, May 27, 2010

Blueberry muffin recipe

Vintage Recipe Thursday is meant to preserve your own original vintage family recipes, or out-of-print, copyright-free recipes from old cookbooks, magazines, newspapers, and postcards. You're invited! Get the details by clicking to the Vintage Recipe Thursday Homepage. I post recipes from the Household Searchlight Recipe Book, first published in 1931. My 16th printing is from 1943. What will you post?


Blueberries have a cute little star right on them, which I think is just right for Memorial Day desserts -- 4th of July and any time you need a patriotic dessert, too.  The Household Recipe book only has three blueberry recipes, and unfortunately none of them show off the stars, but these blueberry muffins are delicious nonetheless, and you could always bake them in star shapes like these muffin tins at right.

Have fun and a Happy Memorial Day Weekend,

Blueberry Muffin Recipe
2 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. sugar
3 Tbsp. melted shortening
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup well-drained canned blueberries
1 egg, well beaten

Sift flour, measure, and sift with salt and baking powder.  Combine egg, shortening, sugar, blueberries, and milk.  Add dry ingredients.  Mix only until blended.  Fill well-oiled muffin tins 2/3 full.  Bake in hot oven (425 F.) 12-15 minutes.  12 servings.
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  1. Thanks for visiting my blog today. I've been looking for a good blueberry muffin recipe, I'm trying this one today. Thanks!

  2. I do not do much cooking anymore, but I surely would enjoy one of those muffins. Thanks for stopping by my place.

  3. Grampy stopped at the bakery and bought blueberry muffins to bring with us for breakfast at the shore.
    My favorites!
    Now that blueberry season is almost here, I'll have to be sure and bake some.

  4. I love blueberry muffins - and I will be trying this recipe!

    I have an award for you on my blog, if you'd like it :)


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