Blackberry Sour Cream Muffins are my reward for patience. You see, a few years ago I made a quick drug store run for something, and there in front of the store… among the odds and ends- discounted hair color, sad looking tomato plants, chia pets and boxes of odd Vitamins (half off) was a blackberry plant. Well… to call it a plant might be exaggerating just a bit. It was a bag of soil with 3 sticks coming out of it, and a label that read… Blackberry.
My maternal instincts kicked into gear (or was it my Charlie Brown instincts??). I bought the thing and took it home.
The whole family was very excited… my youngest was certain that in no time at all we would be harvesting vast quantities of Blackberries! There would be pies and jam, cobblers and fruit salads. Plus, the entrepreneurial side of her kicked in… she could sell some on the corner of our road.
So we planted it.
And we waited and watched… and it looked….
However, the next year, green stuff started coming out. And it grew.
It’s right outside my kitchen window, so I see it every day. Growing, flowering, doing its blackberry bush thing (or not). Maybe it doesn’t like it’s position because, sometimes it grabs me as I’m taking out trash. Pleading for help? All I know is-
The sum total of the harvest this year….?
not 2 bushels
not 2 baskets
not 2 cups
My youngest picked and ate them… she said they were delicious. (As there were only 2, I didn’t think a lecture on the importance of sharing was appropriate.)
But I love blackberries, and was seriously in the mood for blackberries.
Luckily, I had some frozen ones in the freezer, and they were just fine for Blackberry Sour Cream Muffins.
So.. oven on, butter melted, Blackberries waiting, dry ingredients mixed, and I reach for the yogurt (yes, I make great muffins with yogurt).
But no yogurt. The Berry thief had eaten the yogurt.
Undaunted, I dug into the fridge a bit, and came up with sour cream. Hmmm. You can substitute yogurt for sour cream, why not the other way around? So I did…
The result? Blackberry and Sour Cream Muffins…. light, flavorful, loaded with Blackberries. An excellent addition to the Sunday breakfast table.
I had 2… but you better not be counting!!!
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