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Jun 27

Learn How To Make Blueberry Muffins

Learn How To Make Homemade Blueberry Muffins (courtesy of Foodwishes.com )

Hello! This is Chef John from FoodWishes.com, with Blueberry Muffins! That’s right – fresh, homemade, sour cream blueberry muffins! Easy recipe…here we go! By the way, I usually always do this stuff by hand, but for some reason, I got out the electric mixer, and I have the most ridiculous electric mixer ever…I mean, look at that thing. It starts really slow, then it goes really fast..it wasn’t pretty.

Anyway, I’ve creamed together my butter and sugar until it’s sort of light and fluffy…the butter was too cold, but it worked. So, that was combined. I threw an egg in, with some vegetable oil and beat that together. I added the second egg – I beat that together. Once that’s all combined, we’re gonna add our sour cream (one of the secrets of the recipe), some milk – give that a whisk. Now, I’m gonna put in a ½ teaspoon lemon extract (in the written recipe, I’m actually gonna put in some lemon zest, but I didn’t have any).

Alright, in another bowl, I’m gonna get my dry ingredients ready. We have flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. OK, you can sift that together, or you can use the modern method, which is just to run a whisk through it . It just kind of aerates it and mixes everything together.

Once that’s ready, we’re gonna take our wet ingredients, dump in ½ of the dry ingredients. Mix it until just combined. Then, dump in the other ½ of the dry ingredients and the blueberries – fresh blueberries. Fold that together again, until just combined. IF you work this dough and get a bunch of gluten buildup, you’ll have tough muffins. But don’t be too panicked about over mixing…just til it sort of looks like that. It’s gonna mix a little more when you scoop it out into your muffin cups.

Alright, so I’ve lined my muffin tin with these paper baking cups…very convenient…and I’m gonna fill those up just above the top. Just barely above the top. I like a nice, substantial muffin! So, this much is gonna make about 14 -16 muffins that size. We’re gonna bake those at 375 for 30 minutes. And, there they are!

So, if you see fresh blueberries at the market and you always wanted to try fresh blueberry muffins, there’s your recipe! All the ingredients are on the site, so go check it out, and, as always – Enjoy!

Ingredients for about 16 muffins:
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup white granulated sugar
1 (1/2 cup) stick butter, softened
finely grated zest from one lemon
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract, optional
2 cups fresh blueberries

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Jun 21

Learn How To Make No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Learn How to Make No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (courtesy of usafireandrescue.com)

Welcome to USA Fire and Rescue’s video recipes, where we feature favorite recipes submitted to us.

Today, I’m making no bake, chocolate oatmeal cookies. Now, this is one of my most favorite cookie recipes. It’s an easy recipe, and it makes delicious cookies! It’s perfect for when you have a sweet tooth and you need something quick. So, let’s get started!

Grab a 3-quart saucepan and add a ½ cup of butter or margarine, 2 cups of sugar, ½ cup of milk and 4 tablespoons of cocoa. Bring this to a rolling boil, and then boil it for 1 minute.

Now, take it off the heat, and stir in a ½ a cup of real creamy or chunky peanut butter, 3 ½ cups of dry, quick-cooking oats and 2 teaspoons of vanilla.

Now, you can drop this, by tablespoonfuls, onto wax paper – but here’s a little tip. These tend to set up really fast, so, to make it easier, take a 9×13 casserole dish or baking pan and spray it with non-stick cooking spray. Now, just pour the mixture into the pan. Let it cool, and then cut it into squares.

And here they are! Quick, easy and delicious no bake cookies. And these are so good that it’s hard to eat just one. For this recipe and many more, check out the website!

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