Saturday, April 7, 2012

Crazy Cooking Challenge.. Blueberry Peach Crumb Muffins..

Its time again for the Crazy Cooking Challenge. This month we were set out to find the best Blueberry Muffin Recipe and share it with the world :) I had so many to choose from and they all looked so good. I mean who doesn't love warm blueberry muffins ?. My family loved these and will for sure make them again. I got this recipe from carolinesbakeshop.blogspot.com She has an great blog check her out. So here it is my Crazy Cooking Challenge recipe for April hope you all enjoy them as much as we did :) Give them a try. 



Crumb topping:
1 cup all-purpose flour (spoon flour into a dry-measure cup and level off)
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
6 tbsp. unsalted butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar

Muffin batter:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spoon flour into a dry-measure cup and level off)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 freshly grated nutmeg ( I think I would only use 1/8 tsp next time)
8 tbsp. unsalted butter, barely softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 pint blueberries, rinsed, drained (I used about 1 full cup frozen and let them thaw most the way)
1 peach peeled and diced ( I used about 5-6 large frozen peach slices thawed)


1. Preheat oven to 375°

2. For the crumb topping, combine the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl and stir well to mix. Melt the butter in a small pan. Remove from the heat, then add the brown sugar to the pan of melted butter and use a small heatproof rubber spatula to stir them together. Scrape the butter and sugar mixture into the flour mixture, stirring it in until the flour es evenly moistened. Set aside while preparing the muffin batter.

3. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg in a mixing bowl and stir well to mix.

4. Combine the butter and sugars in the bowls of an electric mixer fitter with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed for about 1 minute, or until well mixed and a little lightened in color. Beat eggs one at a time, beating smooth after each.


5. Decrease the mixer speed to low and beat in 1/2 the flour mixture. Stop the mixer and use a large rubber spatula to scrape down the bowl and beater.
6. On low speed, beat in the milk. After the batter has absorbed the milk, beat in the remaining flour mixture. Stop and scrape down the bowl and beater again.

7. Add the blueberries and peaches to the bowl and beat them into the batter on the lowest speed for no more than 2 to 3 seconds, to crush some of the berries slightly.

8. Remove the bowl from the mixer and use a large rubber spatula to give a final mixing to the batter.

9. Divide the batter equally among the cavities in the muffin pan. Break the crumb topping into small crumbs with your fingertips and scatter over the top of each muffin. Bake the muffins until they are well risen, feel firm to the touch, and the topping is golden, about 30 minutes. Cool the muffins in the pan on a rack.


This recipe made 6 jumbo size muffins and one mini loaf of bread. So I bet it would make 9-10 jumbo muffins. The loaf of bread took about 50 min to cook.



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17 comments:

  1. Interesting combination. I would have never thought of it but I bet it was delicious. #63

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  2. Mmm I love peaches. What a yummy muffin you've made!

    Jen #35

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  3. YUM! I can't even imagine how delicious this was with peaches! And I love the bread!

    #65

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  4. How yum is this! What a great idea to add peaches!
    Great combination!

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  5. These look so delicious! I bet blueberries and peaches taste amazing together.
    #55

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  6. Love the combination of blueberries and peaches. And your loaf looks wonderful, would make a great gift!

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  7. Oh my! This combines two of my favorite fruits, I bet they were delicious!

    Visiting from #42 :)

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  8. I like the combination of blueberry and peach, these look delicious!! Stopping by from CCC #41.

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  9. I love the idea of blueberry and peach...I bet these were delicious!
    #20

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  10. Yummy! How did I miss this? Love the combo of blueberry and peach! Glad to follow you!

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  11. These really sound good, especially with the blueberry-peach combo! Thanks for stopping by (#14).

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  12. I like that you used peach and blueberry in your muffins. Yum. Check out my recipe #29.

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  13. Your muffins look perfect! Thanks for visiting me!!

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  14. Delicious looking muffins, peach and blueberry are a fantastic combination. I love crumb!

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  15. Oh yum! Blueberry and peach are such great flavors together! Looks and sounds delicious!

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