August 13, 2011

My 100th post - Buttermilk Berry Muffins

Hurray !!! this is my 100th post. I never dreamt of posting so many recipes in less than 3 months time. And there is one more reason to celebrate - my blog has 10,000+ hits now. So, this is a double dose of happiness to me. I would like to thank all my readers, friends,blogger pals and family members who encourage me with their words and comments that keeps me going.

I started baking just a few months ago and my husband gifted me a muffin tray this week.He is the one who encouraged me to start this blog. He is the food critic, official tester and taster of all the dishes in this blog.  This is the first set of muffins I baked in the new tray. My little daughter is very fond of berries, so I thought of starting with a berry muffin recipe.  She loved the muffins so much that she asked for more after finishing 2 muffins within minutes.

So, here are the berry-licious muffins from me to you...and a big THANK YOU...

These muffins are very soft and easy to make...

Dry Ingredients:
All purpose Flour - 2.5 cups
Granulated White Sugar - 3/4 cup (I used a little above 1/2 cup)
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Lemon or orange zest - I used zest of a medium size orange.
Mixed berries - 1.5 cups (I used raspberries and blueberries)

Wet Ingredients:
Egg - 1 large
Buttermilk* - 1 cup
Oil - 1/2 cup
Pure vanilla extract - 1 tsp

* - To make instant buttermilk for baking, add 1 tbsp of lemon juice or white vinegar to 1 cup of milk at room temperature. Keep aside for 5 to 10 mins and then it is ready to use.

The above measurement yields 12 regular size muffins.


1. Preheat oven to 190C / 375F. Line a 12 cup muffin tray with muffin cases and keep aside.
2. In the first bowl, add the sifted flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Combine well. Gently fold in the berries.
3. In the second bowl, lightly beat the egg and then add buttermilk, oil and vanilla extract. Mix well with a whisk.
4. Pour the contents of the second bowl to the first bowl and gently combine them with a spatula. Mix till the ingredients are just combined and taking care not to break the berries. Do not over mix.
5. Scoop the muffin mix to the muffin cups and bake for 20-25 mins or when a toothpick/skewer inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool for 10-15 mins

Recipe Source: Joy of Baking.

Sending this to Friday Potluck #4 @ Show and Tell

Sending this to Healing Foods - Berries hosted by Smitha, an event series started by Siri.


  1. Congrats on ur 100th post.. Muffins look spongy and yummy.. Thanks for sharing how to prepare instant buttermilk which i never knew..

  2. congrats on ur 100th post dear

  3. Thanks Laxmi, the instant buttermilk tip is from Joy of Baking. This can be used for baking, but it may not be suitable for other cooking that requires buttermilk. I felt so after seeing the texture of instant buttermilk.

  4. delicious looking soft muffins congrats

  5. Congrats n keep rocking dear!!!instant buttermilk oh i shd def try it ..Kudos Cheers!!! Keep rocking!!!

  6. Congrats Ramya. hit the 200 soon. love the muffins gal.

  7. Congrats Ramya on the 100th post. Wish you many many many more to come.


  8. Thank you Akheela, Kalpana, Radhika and Vardhini...

  9. Hey!!congrats on your 100th post...muffins looks so soft and it

  10. congratulations on 100 blog posts sweety! this looks so good.. buttermilk and blueberries are amazing together

  11. Congrats on both ur milestones dear... Thats a lovely way to celebrate.

  12. Yum! those sound and look delicious! Congrats on your century :) keep up the good work

  13. Congrats girl on your milestone. Keep rocking with the delicious posts.

  14. Congrats dear...And the muffins looks so good...

  15. thanks everyone for your wishes...You all inspire me with your yummy blogs :-)

  16. Congrats on the 100th post.Muffins look so good.

  17. Congratulations on your 100th post..wishing you many more such milestones...these muffins are a great way to celebrate the milestone

  18. Congrats for ur 100th post. Muffin looks so delicious and tempting...

  19. congrats on 100th post .babycorn is super

  20. Congrats dear. Muffins look delecious. Thanks for linking it to Friday Potluck. Please try to join the potluck every week.
    Adding the logo will be appreaciated.
    Invitation for a Potluck

  21. Congrats Ramya on your 100th post.New to ur blog and ur space is too nice.Muffin looks yummy and tasty.

  22. Great Ramya,, congrats,, my fav is stuffed capsicum,, muffins are tempting!!1


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