Today we hosted a young girl from out of town for a few hours. She was participating in a national camp and needed a home stay for 4 hours before being driven to the airport. When I picked her up I offered to spend the afternoon however she wished. She shared that she lives in a very small town in Saskatchewan, several hours from any city centre. With an invitation to do anything, I expected her to say: can I go to the mall? Instead, she asked "are there any museums or art galleries in this town?" Wow. Never underestimate youth. They will surprise you every time.
We did end up going to a local museum after a quick lunch at our home. As we were packing up to go, Josilin offered her a muffin. She said "oh I love to bake!" and I was again, surprised and impressed. You would think as the mom of a soon-to-be-teen, I would have more faith in our young people. We didn't have the time to bake anything together, but in hindsight, I think we could have spent our afternoon doing just that.
Blueberry Lime Cornmeal Muffin
adapted from what's on my plate
1/2 cup sugar
zest of lime
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup melted butter
3/4 cup blueberries
4 Tbsp butter
4 Tbsp sugar
4 Tbsp ground almonds
4 Tbsp flour
Preheat oven to 350degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, lime, salt, flours, cornmeal and baking powder. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the eggs, Greek yogurt and butter. Add the wet to the dry and mix until just incorporated. Mix in 1/2 cup of blueberries. Fill muffin liners with about 1/2 cup of batter and top with crumble (see below) and reserved blueberries.
Crumble: mix all ingredients in a small bowl until resembling course crumbs.
Bake at 350degrees for 25-30min. Enjoy!