Blackberry Orange Muffins

My grocery store had some beautiful blackberries on sale so I bought a couple packages of them and used them to make these muffins.  I don't eat muffins but my husband ate 3 of these and The Blog Tech said they were exceptional.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Cream the butter with the sugar then add the eggs and the milk.  Mix the dry ingredients together and toss the berries with them and the orange zest.

Pour the liquid over the berries and flour mix and gently fold them together.  Try not to break up the berries.  Divide the batter and fill 12 muffin tins.  Sprinkle the tops with vanilla sugar.  Bake for 25 minutes.

Let them cool for 10 minutes in the muffin tins and then remove and let them cool on a rack.

Here is the recipe: 

2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp grated orange zest
2 cups fresh blackberries
1 stick butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk


Anonymous said…
They look delicious! I almost never make muffins myself, long time since it happened but I do like them.

I have been thinking of growing blackberries inmy garden but the thornless ones aren't hardy enough and those with thorns are nasty weeds with delicious berries :-)

Have a great day!
Oh my goodness they look yummy. I'm there for anything orange. The berries are an added plus.
Patty Woodland said…
They look heavenly. I'm hoping our blackberries grow well this summer.
Sparkless said…
You don't eat muffins? May I ask why because those ones looks so good I'd have eaten three!
Hippo said…
All tongue in cheek...

I can see I am going to have to get used to these colonial cooking measures if I want to try any of these delicious looking recipes. I Googled 'A cup' and learnt it was a bra size. I Googled, 'How big is an A cup?' and found out it was about a handful so I will use Marcia's (coincidentally the same size) bra as a measure.

'Softened stick' defeated most search engines, however, as all they came up with were on line pharmacies. I know in America you can buy soda in a pharmacy so I wouldn't be surprised if you can buy butter there too but I have my own butter and just want to know how much to use. My butter is metric of course, so that may make a difference. Perhaps it would be easier if I bought my soft sticks from a pharmacy after all.

Joking aside, a standard 'stick' of butter here is 250 grams which is 8.82 ounces. But everything is bigger in the US so maybe your standard stick weighs a pound but I am guessing that if it is only two of Marcia's breasts by volume of flour it will only be eight ounces of butter...

I can't get blackberries here so I will try it with diced mango. Mango and cinnamon go really well together and the orange will add, well, zest.
Barb said…
They look delicious. We are having your Beef Enchilada soup for dinner. I'm hooked on your soups!
sandra hagan said…
your cookies look good enough to eat. I adore blackberries since I was a child. I used to pick them with my Grandaddy, that and water mellon.
Deb said…

I love the look of these. We have lots of blackberries growing in our hedgerows in Shropshire (not this time of year though!) This is a perfect way to use them.
luckybunny said…
Making these tomorrow! Been on a muffin kick lately and these look yummy!
Kay said…
Oh gracious! You are making me so hungry.