I spent fifty-cents on day at a yard sale on what has turned out to be the best cook book. Ever.
It's called the Joy of Cooking, and from muffins to Senate Bean soup, crepes to leeks, I have never had a failed recipe. Here is the Blue Berry Muffin recipe with my addition of lemon extract. You may need to double the batch- we eat them all within 20 minutes!
Joy of Cooking Blue Berry Muffins
Preheat oven to 400.
2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Combine in large bowl.
In a smaller bowl:
Melt one stick of butter. Add in:
1 cup milk
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon extract
Combine wet ingredients, then folding in the dry. Barely mix the wet and dry till moistened. Add in 1 cup of blueberries (or more, but too many will cause your batter to stay damp). Mix carefully; over stirring will get your batter too dense and stain it.
Fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake for 12-15 minutes (clean knife test). Let sit for at least 3 minutes before trying to remove. Makes 12 larger muffins and 12 mini-muffins.