Old Southern Recipe for Huckleberry Muffins


HuckleberriesFrom the Charleston Receipts Book published in 1950:

2 cups flour

1/4 cup shortening *(I imagine you can substitute oil)

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup milk

1 cup huckleberries or blueberries

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 teaspoons baking powder

1-2 eggs

Sprinkle some of the flour over the berries.  Sift the rest of the flour with other dry ingredients.

Melt shortening and combine with milk and beaten egg yolks.

Mix dry and liquid mixtures quickly and fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.  *(I’m assuming the berries go in last)

Bake 30 minutes in 400 degree oven.

*I remember my late uncle, Augusta County, VA native, RW Moffett, describe his annual treks into the mountains to pick huckleberries while keeping a sharp eye out for bears and rattlesnakes.  I suppose it made the berries that much sweeter.  He knew where the best patches were and had good friends among the mountain people.

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