Saturday, April 17, 2010

Blueberry Muffins

A number of you asked me for the blueberry muffin recipe I made for Easter brunch. So, I decided to post it!

This comes from "Baking Illustrated" by the editors of "Cook's Illustrated Magazine" (aka those awesome "America's Test Kitchen" folks -- I have hero worship for editor Christopher Kimball!

(Yes, I know I told those of you via e-mail it was from the King Arthur book. I was wrong. This is THE best baking book ever!)

Blueberry Muffins

Mix dry ingredients: 2 c flour / 1 T. baking powder and 1/2 t. salt

Mix: 1 beaten egg with 1 c. sugar.

In two or three additions, put in 1/2 stick melted and cooled butter (unsalted recommended) and mix well.

Then add 1 1/2 c. frozen or fresh blueberries (If you use frozen ones, keep 'em frozen so the batter doesn't go all blue. I freeze a big bunch every summer and they stay nice and hard and round; they were great.)

Then in 2-3 additions, add 1 1/4 c. sour cream. Don't overmix.

Bake (12 muffins) for 25-30 minutes.

Cool five minutes before turning out and then if glazing, go to it.

My Glaze (Not Cook's Illustrated)

Juice of 1 meyer lemon
Zest of that lemon
Enough powdered sugar to be thicker than a wet glaze but thinner than a frosting.

Drizzle over each muffin.


I'll be back next week with more pix! Here's one from a couple years ago -- I'm fortunate enough to have another class with the amazing Jacqueline Sullivan!

Back with you soon!


anno said...

Jeanie, these look amazing... and just in time for Sunday brunch -- thanks! Hope you're having a wonderful experience at Artiscape!

Anya said...

I want tast it :))))))

I wish you many luck and pleasure

Have a nice weekend
Anya :-)

Janet said...

I just finished my breakfast but those muffins sure do look good! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I bet that lemon glaze is fantastic. I love lemon and blueberry together.

~*~Patty S said...

You are very sweet to leave us with a yummy recipe Jeanie!
Hope you are having a grand time, as I'm sure you must be!

Joanne Huffman said...

looks yummy. I want to hear all about Artiscape when you get back.

Sugar Bear said...

Yum yum!

The Creek Cats said...

They look super yummy!

BONNIE K said...

oh do these look wonderful.

Lulu said...

Hi Jeanie,

Can't wait to try these. I love the idea of the lemon glaze! I'm Karla of Sugar Bear Designs sister and I just started a blog of my own. I invite you to check it out some time!

Take Care,

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