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Basic berry muffin

  • Makes 16
Basic berry muffin

If you've had enough of blueberry muffins, then vary them with blackberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, raspberries or boysenberries. This is a good basic recipe for adding variations.


  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 125 grams butter
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen berries
  • grated rind of 2 lemons or oranges
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1¼ cups milk

Topping, optional

  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  2. Toss through the sugar, berries and rind. Make a well in the centre.
  3. Beat the eggs and milk together and pour in. Blend with a slotted spoon.
  4. Three-quarters fill 16 greased muffin tins. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the muffins.
  5. Bake at 220ºC for 15-20 minutes untikl the muffins are well risen and golden (do not cook too high in ther oven, midway or just above is fine). Cool on a cake rack for a few minutes before serving.

Topping, optional

  1. Rub the butter into the flour and brown sugar until crumbly. Sprinkle on top of the muffins before baking.

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