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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Gwyneth Paltrow's Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Welcome sweet friends to Natasha In Oz! Thanks for stopping by and visiting me in my little corner of the world Down Under!

I'm sure many of you have already read or heard about Gwyneth Paltrow's new cookbook, My Father’s Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness or if you are in Australia, Notes From my Kitchen Table: Delicious Recipes for Healthy, Happy Living. If you haven't I really think you should have a look at it-it's fabulous!  In the book she shares personal stories about her relationship with her father and how he inspired her to cook. She also shares stories about her own family life and tips on what to include in your pantry. I haven't been able to put it down and when I find a good cookbook I read it at every opportunity I have!

I've been reading in the lounge room....

Gwyneth Paltrow's Blueberry Muffin Recipe, Natasha in Oz

I've been reading it in the den...

Gwyneth Paltrow's Blueberry Muffin Recipe, Natasha in Oz


I've also been reading it in the kitchen....

Gwyneth Paltrow's Blueberry Muffin Recipe, Natasha in Oz

I've been reading it in bed....

Gwyneth Paltrow's Blueberry Muffin Recipe, Natasha in Oz

And, I've even been reading it in the bath!

Gwyneth Paltrow's Blueberry Muffin Recipe, Natasha in Oz

The book is appealing in so many ways: the photos in it are warm and inspiring and there are lots of great healthy recipes that don't sound boring and bland, like these yummy Fish Tacos.

Gwyneth Paltrow's Blueberry Muffin Recipe, Natasha in Oz
House and Home

I was particularly impressed by her mother's recipe for Blueberry Muffins. In the book Paltrow says,

The best ever! I grew up eating my mother's perfect blueberry muffins-they set an unbeatable standard-just the right balance of tart and sweet.When I was pregnant with my daughter, 
I asked my mother to make them for me all the time. 


Now, I really wanted to make these muffins as soon as I saw the recipe but I discovered that I had used all of our frozen blueberries! I did have some frozen cranberries,though, and since the flavours are meant to be a balance of tart and sweet I though it might just work...

Gwyneth Paltrow's Blueberry Muffin Recipe, Natasha in Oz

And work they did!
The muffins were absolutely delicious!

Gwyneth Paltrow's Blueberry Muffin Recipe, Natasha in Oz

They were moist, sweet and they were eaten and enjoyed by everyone in the family within a couple of days! Lucky they are relatively healthy!

Gwyneth Paltrow's Blueberry Muffin Recipe, Natasha in Oz

So, if you are thinking of making some muffins this weekend, do give these a try, I'm sure you will love them!

Gwyneth Paltrow's Blueberry Muffin Recipe, Natasha in Oz

Blythe's Blueberry (or Cranberry!) Muffins

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup/125g unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
2 eggs (preferably organic)
1/2 cup/125ml milk (I used 2%)
2 cups/225g unbleached all-purpose flour
3/4 cup/175g plus 1 tsp sugar, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups/300g fresh blueberries (or cranberries!)

PREPARATION

Heat oven to 375°F or 190°C. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. Whisk butter, eggs and milk in a bowl. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in another bowl. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients; fold in berries. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups; sprinkle with remaining 1 tsp sugar. Bake until muffins are golden brown and a skewer comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Best eaten warm!

Gwyneth Paltrow's Blueberry Muffin Recipe, Natasha in Oz

Thanks for dropping by today~I'm so grateful for my fabulous bloggy friends! If you have time, I'd love to hear from you so don' be shy and leave a comment!

I hope you can come back to visit on Tuesday to hear my latest favourite song at my Tuesday Tune post.

Best wishes and happy weekend,
Natasha In Oz 
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39 comments:

  1. The muffins look great Natasha! Love that you subbed the cranberries:@)

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  2. I had no idea about this book .. she is so gorgeous and i love her movies :) I hope I am not misunderstanding her with someone else .. cause I am so capable of doing that!!
    these muffins looks so perfect and delicious.
    www.sunshineandsmile.com

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  3. Oh my, those muffins look absolutely delicious...both flavors! My mouth is watering!

    P.S. You're children are so darn cute!

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  4. I had no idea she had written a book! The muffins look delicious! Good call on the cranberries; wish I could taste one of them!! :)

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  5. I have just come home from shopping and now, after reading your post, want to go back and look for this book! I love gwyneth. She is one of the few Hollywood people who doesn't seem to starve herself to be waif thin but eats sensibly and her seems to just glow because of it. I have even almost forgiven her for calling her kids Apple and Moses. Lol!

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  6. Der...read 'her skin/complexion seems to glow'. Typing on iPhone has hazards!

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  7. Oh, yummy! I wish I had one right now, even though it is almost midnight. ;-)

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  8. Wow! she has a book already? That would be breakfast perfect! Enjoy the weekend...and thanks for the visit. -Mirage

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  9. Hi Natasha. Yes, I have read all about her cookbook. People were a bit sceptical at first, as she is known for microbiotic eating etc. etc., but the book here in England had excellent reviews. I was seriously thinking of getting it, and I think that I will certainly order it right now. Have a great weekend with your family my friend.

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  10. Since you recommend it so highly, I am going to take the time to check it out. I've seen it on the shelf but never took time to explore between the covers. I'll do that soon.

    Happy weekend,
    Debi

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  11. Salut Natasha, this post is great, I love how you take the book with you everywhere - erm - nearly everywhere ;-) Your muffins look delicious and I think you've done well swapping the ingredients. But Gwyneth Paltrow...cooking...pas pour moi, merci ;-) Have a lovely weekend xo

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  12. These look divine!! I have been wanting to grab this book since it came out but have yet to get around to it. Thanks for the reminder!! I love how a good book travels from room to room - that is such a great sign that it will be a keeper.

    Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. I hope to see you again next week!!

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  13. I didn't know that Gweneth Paltrow had a new book out. I will have try to find it at our local book store. Those muffins look delicious too. Thank you for visiting my blog and you have a lovely blog as well.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  14. Natasha,
    I'm having my coffee and would sure like to have one of those muffins to go with it! They look so yummy! Will have to check out her book next time I go to the bookstore. Thanks for visiting, love your blog, will be back often!
    Rebecca
    P.S. your children are adorable, boys will be boys! I have 2 and one girl, she's the youngest (19). You know how that goes and they never grow out of it!

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  15. These look so good! I've been wanting to read Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook - I'll have to check it out now.

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  16. I saw the recipe last night and made them this morning. THEY are WONDERFUL! A great recipe. I can see how they would be great with the cranberries, too. I used fresh blueberries...didn't have but two cups and they still were wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  17. ummm...these are beautiful.
    I love cranberries as much as blueberries so either would work for me. :))
    I am on my way to the store so will pick up some berries.

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  18. I definitely want to check out her book now. It sounds great. Your muffins look so tasty! There is nothing like a good muffin in the morning. I host a recipe swap every week and I'd love for you to come by and show off a recipe or two. Have a blessed day :)
    Katie

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  19. If I know Linda, she will have them made by the end of the day tomorrow.
    I think the cranberry ones would be awesome.

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  20. Natasha, I love your creative thinking, the cranberry was a great idea, and I know they were delish!
    They look so good!
    I think I might have to get this book too, you seem to have really enjoyed it.I like her she is so sweet.And a great actor too.
    ~JO
    LazyonLoblolly

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  21. i love gwyneth. they look delicious! stopping by from pink saturday.

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  22. Oh my, I have to get my hands on a copy of Gwyneth's book. Who would think that girl would know how to make anything, or for that matter even find her way around a kitchen. I'm impressed, beautiful and cooks.
    Thanks for sharing Natasha.........Happy Pink Saturday.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  23. Happy Pink Saturday Natasha, That recipe looks great! Does it happen to be Weight Watchers friendly? That would be nice. Thanks for stopping by today, at least I can leave a few comments! Blogger was not being nice about me posting though and it wouldn't let me leave Debbie Dabble a comment! Very frustrating to say the least. Hugs my friend Marilou

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  24. The muffins look great!!!
    Happy weekend Natasha!
    Best wishes from Poland
    Maggie

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  25. Ohhhh, those muffins look SO good! Thanks for the inspiration, I must try them now. :)

    Happy Pink Saturday!
    http://junecleaverwouldbeshocked.blogspot.com

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  26. That Gwyneth is amazing! They look pretty tasty. Happy PS!

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  27. Hi Natasha,
    I have been meaning to pick up this book, so glad you gave it a rave review, and I am dying over how yummy those muffins look.
    Hope your doing well and have a great week.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  28. I'm so glad you shared this recipe - it looks delectable! I am sending my husband to the store right now to get some blueberries so we can enjoy these while watching Food Network Star...yes, we are addicted!
    Mmmm...in just a little bit my home will smell like heaven!
    <><
    Concetta

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  29. They look scrumptuous!! I adore cook books, I have quite a collection of them and this Guyneth Paltrow's cook book sounds nice, I never thought she cooked at all! Thanks for sharing. Hugs, FABBY

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  30. I have a 300+ collection of cookbooks and don't have this one yet! Chapters here I come!!

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  31. This book sound like one I would love to have! I'm running errands later this morning so I'll be stopping by my local book shop to look and peruse this book.
    Your muffins with cranberry look fabulous! I love muffins. I am not a big sweet eater, but muffins are not too sweet and are fabulous with a strong cup of coffee.
    Thanks for being such a supporter of ON THE MENU MONDAY. Your wonderful recipes and warm posts bring so much to this linky party!
    Yvonne

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  32. Oh, these look great and I have a ton of dried cranberries to be used!

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  33. Natasha,
    I love a good cookbook and the muffins look delicious! Thanks for linking it up!
    Sherry

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  34. Hi...I made your muffins..and we loved them. They aren't as pretty as yours...mine ended up very smooth on top...well,I posted about them today..come see. :))
    xo bj

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  35. Fantastic photos of a very yummy looking dessert! My mouth is watering, just thinking about them, Natasha.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I think I'll try YOUR version first.

    fondly,
    Rett

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  36. I saw some of her recipes in Bon Appetit magazine, but I haven't heard much about her cookbook. Your muffins look delicious, I think I would like the cranberries better than the blueberries. I love the tartness of cranberries! Thanks for the great recipe idea!

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  37. The muffins look delicious!! Thanks for linking it! I'm totally making these this weekend! *hugs*

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  38. I made these this morning, and they were completely devoured before I could even get them all out of the pan! lol. Thanks for sharing! =)

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