Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Partridgeberry Muffins

Yum! One of my favorite berries is the Partridgeberry -- otherwise know as Lingonberry, Cowberry or Lowbush Cranberry. Whatever the name, I find this tarty berry delicious :-)

They are usually ripe around the third week in September, and are so easy to pick! My daughter picked a gallon in about 1/2 hour. I freeze the berries and we use them throughout the year in jams, pies, smoothies and muffins.


Dry ingredients:

2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar

Wet ingredients:
1 cup milk
1 egg
3/4 cup margarine
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup of berries (more or less as desired)

Preheat oven to 350 deg.
Blend the dry and wet ingredients separately, then combine them quickly. Don't over-stir.

Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Remove from tin and sprinkle with sugar.

Here are some of the muffins we made this morning for snack.

Check out some other muffins and cupcakes at Hoosier Homemade!


Hoosier Homemade said...

Those look great! I've never heard of those berries before. Thanks for joining in the party at Cupcake Tuesday!

Ali said...

Oh my LAND those look GOOD, Carla! In NB we knew them as low-bush cranberries as u mentioned. YUM! My Mom makes things with them if I recall correctly. They look SO yummy in your pic! TY for sharing the recipe. -Ali

Fervent said...

Being from Newfoundland - we have what we call Partridgeberries that grow on the dry ground and mostly located near blueberry bushes. Then we have the bigger red berry as our Cranberries and grown near marches and water sources; near duck ponds (no not to be confused with our Bake Apples that grow on the marsh as well).
Just came back today with one of my daughters - and only picked enough for 2 batches as people had gotten to our locations before us :( hahahaaa We will treasure our muffins tonight for sure!!! lol