Baking Bliss: Blueberry Muffins

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It's well known that I am one of the worst bakers and that I have issues with burning things on the bottom.  Today, however my baking dreams were answered, so let me tell you how.
 
A friend of mine told me that he has a special biscuit tray.  One for people who don't have fan-bake ovens.  It has two layers of metal and a section of air in between so that your baking doesn't get direct contact with the heat on the bottom elements of your oven.  This was a genius idea.

The next day off I went to my local gourmet cooking appliance store.  I couldn't find what I was looking for so I asked the shop assistant. The next thing I know she was looking at me like I was a crazy person.
 
"They exist!" I told her, "I have a friend who owns one."
"Oohh OK a friend of yours has one, so what are they called?"
 
To be honest I was stumped, and when I asked him he said he didn't know either.  So at this point my oven frustration reached it's peak, knowing their is a solution and not knowing how or where to get it is worst than not knowing at all.
 
Sitting in my lounge angry, frustrated, a thought popped into my head. What if before I put my blueberry muffins into the oven, in the rack below I placed an empty oven tray. This is essentially the same idea right?  Am I a genius, NO, but can I now bake without burning things on the bottom. HELL YEAH!
 
Blueberry Muffins
 
Ingredients:
 
3 cups of flour
1 tbsp of baking powder
3/4 cup of brown sugar
125g of butter
2 punnets of blueberries (you don't really need that much but I LOVE blueberries)
1 cup of milk
2 eggs
 
Method:
 
1. Preheat an oven to 200 degrees celcius

2.  Sift together the flour and baking power, add the sugar and make into a well.
 
3.  Melt butter and mix with flour and lightly whisked eggs.
 
4. Pour into the well and mix together with the dry ingredients. 
 
5. Fold in the blueberries but don't mix it too much.


 
6. Place mixture into a greased 12 muffin tray, use muffin cups if you can, it makes them easier to take out.



7.  Place in the oven and cook for 15 - 20 minutes, to check if cooked push a skewer through the middle of the muffin and if it comes out dry your muffins are cooked!!
 
Variation:  I also like to half the amount of blueberries and add half a packet of white chocolate chips!
 
 

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