Thursday, January 13, 2011

Blueberry Muffins for They Draw & Cook


My blueberry muffin recipe has been posted on They Draw & Cook! Or, I should say, my mom's recipe which was clipped from the newspaper years ago. My mom often makes these after we go blueberry picking.They're not your ordinary blueberry muffins. The batter is super dry and crumbly so when they bake the bottom turns cake-like while the top turns into a type of streusel. I attempted to make these over the summer, but messed them up by trying to use Splenda. You really need to go with the real sugar in order for them to turn out as perfect as my mom's muffins. I mounted this illustration on a wood painted plaque as a christmas present for my mom, as she is a cat lover and these blueberry kitties are a tribute to her.

I sort of lucked out in the parents department. (In actually more ways than fit in this blog post.) My mom taught me the skills of following a recipe, and I have my dad's love for experimenting in coming up with my own recipes, like my They Draw & Cook holiday entry, Cinnamon Mango Frappé.

Many thanks again to Nate & Salli for creating and continuing to maintain a great site for us creatives to be inspired. Go check out all the wonderful illustrated recipes posted daily!

9 comments:

jaime said...

really cute! Love it.

ti-igra said...

You do such a wonderful things, Angela! Very interesting, very beautiful! :-)))

Claudio Cerri said...

Really, really cute!

Renee Kurilla said...

This is adorable AND yummy. Two of the best adjectives in the world. I am so impressed by everyone's recipe illustrations, such a cool project :)

Going Doodling said...

I love this! How precious (:

lil kim said...

YUM, blueberries are my FAVOURITE. I have a blueberry bush which is producing at the moment... but not ENOUGH!

Love your kitties and the bluesy palette.

ps. Happy New Year! x

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh my, so CUTE! I want to squish those plump blueberries and squeeze those little kitties! Not to the point of explosion, though, I promise. This looks fantastic, and I love all the blues! I must try this recipe. I've been in a baking frenzy lately.

Tamara Henderson said...

I really love your recipe illustration...really cute!

Angela Matteson said...

Thank you everyone!

Kim, Yum! Lucky! My parents have 3 bushes, but the the birds get most of the blueberries.

Bella, you crack me up! lol :D