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Recipe Hank Shaw of Hunter Angler Gardener Cook

Berry Muffins

Summer’s bounty includes gorgeous and sweet berries!  James Beard Award-winning food writer, Hank Shaw of Hunter Angler Gardener Cook shared with us his delicious berry muffins recipe. Enjoy these freshly baked muffins for breakfast or afternoon tea!

Berry Muffins Recipe

Yield: makes 9-11 muffins


  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • A heaping 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup wild huckleberries or blueberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a muffin pan.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together until they are light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then mix in the sour cream. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt until they are well combined, then mix that into the bowl with the wet ingredients. You just want to get all the flour incorporated into everything, so don’t overwork the batter.
  3. Fold in the huckleberries so they are evenly distributed. Use a large spoon to fill the muffin pan 2/3 to 3/4 of the way, as the batter expands a lot in cooking.
  4. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until you see a little browning, and when a toothpick jammed into a muffin comes out clean (not including blueberry juice). Let everything cool for 5 minutes before turning the muffins out of the pan.


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