Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Teacup Muffins

Homemade blueberry muffins
in delicate teacups!
A fun new idea for presenting muffins!
Teacup Muffins
This extraordinary tea set was a gift to me from
my beloved Nana - it has always been one of
my most treasured!*
My favorite color is deep, dark purple ~
I have loved this color my whole life
and have never changed.
This is my only tea pot in deep purple.
I would love to have place settings to match!

My favorite little lusterware teacup with tiny feet!
This gem was found long ago at a quaint
antique shop by my sister Kim.

blueberry bliss...

ready to be devoured...

Banana Berry Muffins

(adapted from the Neely's)
8 T unsalted butter, soft
1 cup, plus 1 T sugar
2 large eggs
1 t vanilla
1/2 c sour cream
1/2 c milk
2 1/4 c flour
2 t baking powder
2 t baking soda
1/2 t kosher salt
3 c fresh blueberries
2 ripe bananas, mashed
2 T light brown sugar
1/2 t cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
Cream butter and 1 c sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time - then add vanilla,
sour cream and milk.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour,
baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
On low speed, add flour to batter
and beat until just mixed.
Fold in blueberries and bananas
until completely mixed.
In a small bowl, stir together the
brown sugar, cinnamon and 1 T sugar.
Scoop batter into muffin tin, fill to the top.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and sprinkle
with sugar mixture.
Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes.
**I actually made 16 large muffins.

they make my oven look so beautiful...
Blueberry Streusel Muffins

(adapted from the Barefoot Contessa)
3 1/2 c flour
1 1/2 c sugar
4 1/2 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1 t kosher salt
2 c buttermilk
1 stick unsalted butter, melt & cool
1 1/2 t grated lemon zest
2 extra-large eggs
2 c fresh blueberries
1/4 c flour
1/2 c light brown sugar
1 t cinnamon
1/4 t kosher salt
4 T unsalted butter, diced
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Line 20 muffin tin slots with paper liners.
Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda,
sugar and salt in a large bowl - blend together.
In a separate bowl, whisk buttermilk, butter,
lemon zest and eggs.
Stir buttermilk mixture into flour,
mix with a fork until blended.
Fold in blueberries ~ don't over mix.
Spoon large scoops of batter into cups.
Fill until almost full to top.
For the topping, place ingredients in a
food processor and pulse into small pieces.
Rub with your fingers until crumbly.
Spoon 1 T streusel on top of each muffin.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.

I am linking to the following Tea Parties:Tuesday Tea Party
hosted by Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen
Tea Cup Tuesday
hosted by Martha @ Martha's Favorites
a shared meme hosted by
Wanda @ The Plumed Pen and
Pamela @ A Breath of Fresh Air
Tea Time Tuesday


  1. Oh Concetta,
    This is simply scrumptious--the entire posting!!! WOW! What delicious looking muffins and beautiful tea set...It is such a pleasure to visit and also to see you beautiful family.

    I hope that you will come to visit me....I've never posted a tea cup set before...

    Also, I have a link party on Friday on my I Owe it All to Him inspirational blog if you'd like to join us...On the right side of
    the blog it tells all about it, but the people are GREAT and visit each other....very special.
    P. S. I'll see if I can be a follower on here!

  2. Hi Concetta,
    Oh, I'm so happy that you came to visit...and I think I'm gaining weight just looking at these delicious muffins...lol

    Also, on the inspiration blog, I have a Bible marker I designed and you're welcome to print it out...(it's a bird and says 'Count your blessings."

    I have a new inspirational post every day, so feel free to come back anytime...
    Sending hugs...and thank you for your inspiration!
    :-) Cindy

  3. Oh, that is a beautiful post! Your muffins have me drooling!
    And your beautiful tea cups and saucers. Everyone of them is gorgeous! Your favorite lusterwear footed cup is precious. I have never seen one with feet like that!
    Thank you so much for showing us your gorgeous tea cups.

  4. Blueberry muffins are my favorite muffins!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them.

    That teapot is stunningly beautiful!! Such a lovely gift from your Nana. The footed teacup is beautiful too.

    And I love the idea of serving the muffins in the teacups. What a creative idea.

    Blessings and hugs,
    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

  5. Hi: What a beautiful set of tea cups. I love them all. Your muffins are making my mouth water. Thank you so much for sharing your treasures with us. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  6. Oh what a lovely blog! I sooooo want one of those delish muffins!!!

  7. Your banana berry muffins look delicious! And serving them in the teacups is a cute idea! And I am drooling over the bread in your blog title photo... do you have a recipe posted for that bread someplace on your blog? I will have to search through you older posts... it looks amazing!

  8. Thank you!!! I am putting that on the menu for next week.

  9. That is a wonderful idea and your muffins look scrumptious. Blessings!

  10. Hi Conchetta,
    I just stopped over to say "hi!"

  11. Hi. Found you through the tea party. Thanks for your beautiful blog of inspiring hospitality thru God's word. Love it! I hope my blogging can become a help and encouragement to others as well.

  12. Your muffin presentation in teacups is such a fabulous idea!

  13. I love the teapot! All the cups are so lovely! Love the muffins!


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