“Perfect!” I say whenever something goes right and when it goes wrong; either with real sincerity and other times dripping with sarcasm.
It’s amazing how the tone in which we say something changes the meaning of the word.
If I were to say “blueberry muffins” with a disgusted voice you’d know that I don’t really like them.
And if I say “BLUEBERRY MUFFINS!” with real enthusiasm you’d then get the impression that I had an unstable obsession with them.
But if I say “Blueberry muffins, perfect” in a relaxed content way, you will then understand that blueberry muffins make me happy.
"Blueberry muffins, perfect" - Is exactly what I said as I burnt my fingers and tongue on a muffin fresh out of the oven.
They were soft, fruity, and delicious. The sour cream really cuts the sweetness of the blueberry making it a perfect combination.
I think most people expect muffins to be bigger on top, but that's not always the case. If you want more of a muffin top you can fill them up a bit more, just don't over fill.
They made an easy breakfast and a great afternoon treat. Served with coffee, of course! Now that’s perfect.
200g plain flour
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp baking powder
100g golden caster sugar
pinch of salt
75g butter, melted
200ml sour cream
1 large egg
200g frozen blueberries
Pre-heat the oven to 200C. Line your muffin tin with paper cases. Combine the dry ingredients into a medium bowl by whisking them together. Mix the slightly cooled melted butter, sour cream, and egg together. It will curdle if the butter is too hot. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and mix until just combined. Fold in the blueberries I used my ice cream scoop to scoop the batter into the muffin cases, but if you don’t have one just spoon them into the cases. Bake for 15-20 minutes until a skewer comes out clean. They will have a slight tan color and should spring back when gently pressed. Enjoy with whipped cream, melted butter, or as is!
Question(s): What words do you use often with different meanings (please only indicate rude words)? Do you prefer fruity or decadent muffins? Please leave a comment below or let me know on Twitter or Facebook!