Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Classic Blueberry Muffins from Magnolia Bakery

Blueberry Muffins from Magnolia Bakery


"Nothing makes a cheerful morning like the smell of fresh muffins baking in the kitchen." And nothing makes a morning even more cheerful than eating them! I take the greatest joy in making the simplest baked goods. Muffins would go straight to the top of that list. I can't possibly think of anything to bake - or cook, for that matter - that takes as little effort as making muffins. I mean, you don't even use a mixer. The batter needs to be lumpy. The blueberries need to poke out and leak. And the muffins need to look homemade :) Rating: 4- out of 5.




Blueberry Muffins: The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook - Allysa Torey & Jennifer Appel

Ingredients: The book says makes 12, but I used half the recipe and still got 11.
- 3 cups flour
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 ½ tablespoons baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 ½ cups buttermilk
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups blueberries, lightly coated with flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar (for sprinkling)

Instructions:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease well a 12 cup muffin pan.
- In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients, making a well in the center. Stir in the liquid ingredients until just combined, being careful not to overmix. Batter may be lumpy. Gently fold in the blueberries into the batter.
- Fill the muffin cups about three-quarters full. Lightly sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar.
- Bake for 20 - 22 minutes until lightly golden or a cake taster inserted into center of muffin comes out with moist crumbs attached. Do not overbake.


I used to loathe blueberry muffins, thinking "why add fruit to something
that is already perfect?"
, but now I can't imagine eating a muffin
without any addition. How do you prefer your muffins?

Blueberry Muffins from Magnolia Bakery

6 comments:

I'maNolaGirl said...

There is a cafe in the bottom of my office building, and every once in a while I treat myself to a blueberry muffin that they have just removed from the oven. Mmmm... Those are my favorite work days!!

Coco said...

So simple, yet so incredibly good!

Becca said...

Your muffins look adorable, and I really like those bright liners; they're perfect for Spring! (is it Spring over there?)

I'm more of a chocolate chip / double chocolate chip / cinnamon struessel muffin girl myself. No fruit for me :P

miss b said...

I've not made blueberry muffins for ages and I usually use a friend's recipe but I'll try this one next time - these look delicious1
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Amelia said...

A good cup of coffee, freshly baked county style blueberry muffins with cold butter, a recipe for a perfect morning!

Miss Apple said...

I can't believe I've missed so many posts!! I'm catching up now and I'm hungry :P Blueberries muffins are awesome! These look deliciously moist! :D