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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

blueberry streusel muffins

These muffins were made using my brand new American cup measures. My current husband kindly bought me a set from our favourite shop, Anthropologie. If anyone else would like to purchase a gift for me I love their overpriced, but beautiful, tea towels.

I shall be switching back to European measures straight away and using these pretty cups to store rubber bands, paper clips, spare safety pins and the like. It's not that the muffins didn't work, muffin mixtures are in general very forgiving. They seem to be very inexact for baking. A digital scales is very reassuring and if the recipe then turns out to be a disaster you know it's probably not something you've done.

I have translated the measures into metric for all the other cup-phobic Europeans out there. The recipe was adapted from Vanilla & Lace, a blog that I love. You might like it too.

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

For the muffin mix:
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (180g)
3/4 cup sugar (150g)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil (80ml)
1 egg
1/3 cup milk (80ml)
A punnet or 1 cup fresh blueberries

For the streusel topping:
1/4 cup white sugar (50g)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour (30g)
2 tbsp butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) and line a 12 hole muffin tin with muffin liners. Combine your dry ingredients flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.  Beat the egg and add vegetable oil and milk, mixing to combine. Mix this with flour mixture. Fold in your blueberries. Spoon the resulting batter into your muffin cups.

Make Topping: Mix together sugar, flour, butter and cinnamon. Mix with a fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until done.


  1. Yum. They look fab A. I love the crunchy topping. I received a gift of some cup measures myself this week so I may just give it a go... ;-)

  2. Oh, maan, they look delciious))))
    These pictures just capture every tasty bid of them))

  3. I use my (ridiculously expensive but very cute) anthropologie cup holders for measuring out ingredients but I always have them balanced on the scale so that I can double check how much I'm weighing out. I don't think I'd be brave enough to bake by volume alone!

  4. These look really great! Thanks for sharing.

  5. I do prefer baking by metrics rather than by cups, but some recipes are just perfect for cups and work beautifully. So I'm proud of you Amee, you've been brave baker with cute measuring cups. You have really lovely husband :)

    1. Thank you Magda. I am quite fond of my husband, it's true!

  6. Honestly, cups are the most annoying measures ever invented, and so inexact! Plus they seem to vary depending on where you buy the measures, and are different in the US and Australia. Madness.

    On another note, I'd never heard of Anthropologie. Thanks for the introduction, although you may now have cost me a small fortune ;-)

  7. Ah . . .Anthropologie. My all time second favorite online shop. Toast still holds my heart. I have never had a streusel . . . can I just have one of yours? I will trade you something dark chocolatey xx or a husband?

  8. Delicious muffins, I cannot wait to try...Oh, I got a little Anthropologie gift from my sister for my bday. It was not the exact item I have wanted. I was really rooting for the Popprint measuring spoons, but nevertheless, I am thankful for my gift.
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