Sunday, April 15, 2012

Cooking from the Books with K: Percy Jackson & Blueberry Muffins

From K: "Percy Jackson is a series where the Greek gods still exist and have kids. The kids are special and monsters try to attack them, starting when they become teenagers. They are demi gods and to the monsters they smell like prey.
Camp Half-blood is where the kids learn to fight the monsters and defeat them. Percy is the only mortal son of Poseidon, who was supposed to not have any mortal kids. Because, apparently, if Poseidon, Zeus or Hades had a mortal kid, when the kid turned 16,  he or she would either destroy or save Mount Olympus. The books are all basically about Percy's life. He has a Cyclops half-brother and he spends all of his time with a satyr and a girl named Annabeth. There are five books in the first series and then another series comes after."

"I like that a girl is really helpful in them. I love Greek mythology and there is a LOT of it in the books. And the mom is the awesomest parent in a fantasy series. She likes to eat as much blue food as possible so today we made blueberry muffins. Plus, I think blue food is awesome because I never get it."

Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Muffins

1 cup flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups blueberries (we used frozen berries from the farmers market) 
zest of one lemon and the juice of half of the lemon
2 eggs
1 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
Optional Blue food coloring (we did not use it, but if you want really blue food. . .) 
Preheat your oven to 375℉. In a bowl, combine the flours, sugar, and baking soda. Stir in blueberries and lemon zest and juice. In a second bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, eggs, yogurt, butter and vanilla. Gradually stir dry ingredients into wet. Divide batter evenly in a 12-cup muffin tin, lined with papers. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.

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