Monday, June 17, 2013

Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins

My tea in the garden today includes some blueberry muffins and blueberry herbal tea.  In the background, I have some morning glories and moonflowers in the galvanized tub.  Hopefully they'll make their way up the trellis and make some show stopping color before too long!
This is my very favorite plate, which is Mikasa's Berry Delight.    I love the berry motif.  Isn't it perfect for my blueberry muffins? 
This recipe comes from Nick Malgieri's cookbook, How to Bake.  I've included the crumble topping that was a variation in the cookbook for,  who doesn't love a topping?  The topping recipe was cut in half and still made plenty of delicious crumbles.  Although the recipe states that it makes 12 muffins, I actually got 18 muffins from the recipe, which is more than enough to share.  I hope you enjoy these tender, wonderful muffins!

1/2 c.  unsalted butter, softened (I used salted butter and left out the additional salt)
2 eggs
2 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
1 1/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. buttermilk or milk
2 t. baking powder
1 1/2 c .blueberries

On slow speed, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and mix until blended. Sift dry ingredients and add alternating with milk.

Mash 1/2 c. blueberries and stir in by hand. Fold in the  rest of the blueberries.  Fill muffin cups high and sprinkle with sugar (leave off the sugar if adding the crumble topping).  Bake at 375 F, 25-30 minutes. Let cool in pan.  Remove from pan carefully.

Crumble Topping (this is the halved version, which makes plenty!)

1/4 c. butter, melted
1/4 c. sugar (I used brown)
1/4 t. cinnamon
1/2 c. + 2 T. flour

Stir together the flour, sugar and cinnamon.  Add the melted butter and stir.  Set aside for a few minutes.  Crumble on top of the unbaked muffins and bake as directed. 

Tip:  Freeze extra muffins in freezer-proof bags or containers.  When ready to serve, let thaw and reheat in a 350 degree oven for a few minutes.

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  1. Love your dinnerware, Kitty! So beautiful! The muffins look great, too. Have a great week, Kitty!

  2. Wow, you are always making the most amazing things.

    I haven't really been cooking or baking as much as I should be - and these muffins looks so mouth -watering delish, yum yum - thanks for sharing this awesome recipe, Kitty!!

    Have a wonderful week.

  3. Your tea looks so pretty with the darling dishes and blue checked tablecloth. I'll have to try the muffins when our blueberries are ready in a month or so. I love Morning Glories! Every year I plant them and this year some little critter is digging them up! They are not eating the roots, so I keep replanting them, but I doubt if they will amount to anything this year! That's life in the country, I guess!

  4. Love the plate and those muffins look so darn good. I haven't been cooking or baking at all, still doing deep cleaning, de cluttering and yard work. Unfortunately I need lots of breaks in-between. A cup of tea with one of these muffins would certainly give me a boost!!! xo

  5. Oh I haven't had blueberry muffins in ages and they are one of my favorite treats. Maybe I will go to the grocery store and pick up the ingredients to make some :) Thanks for sharing, dear Kitty! Hugs!

  6. Tasty treats for us today, Kitty. Doesn't Mikasa make some of the most fun patterns?!! Thanks so much for the recipe and tea. Happy Tea Day!

  7. Yummy! the muffins look so good and with your pretty dishes a perfect match.

  8. I love blueberry muffins & those look so good! Your plates are very pretty and are perfect for your muffins.

  9. Hi Kitty
    The berry plate is perfect for these muffins. I recently made some cupcakes that had streusel inside and on top and then were frosted. Talk about a sugar kick! I've thought a muffin with just a bit on top might be nice and here you are sharing a recipe.

  10. Very cute plate Kitty! And I'm always up for extra blueberry muffins:@)

  11. They look mighty tasty. I love blueberries, and ALWAYS love a crumbly top. Eating them off your beautiful plate would make them even tastier. Thanks so much for sharing.

  12. I don't have the chance to cook much, but your pictures are just amazing! Love the recipes too. Sadly, I do not like blueberries, but I am sure the recipe adapts.

    I see that you don't reply to comments, but I want you to know that my sister's name is Kitty, so when I saw your blog name, I knew I had to come by!

    Peace in Christ,

  13. Your muffins really do look good, Kitty. I love a crumble top on muffins! Your recipe does make a lot which is wonderful! The berry plate is so pretty and yes, your muffins look scrumptious sitting on it. I have a rhubarb muffin recipe with the crumble top and I guess they have to be my favourite, next to blueberry of course. ;) So happy you could join me for tea today. Take care my friend and enjoy your week.

    Blessings and hugs,

  14. Kitty, I love that plate too. What a sweet garden setting, and your muffins look so good. laurie

  15. A crumble topping takes your wonderful muffins over the top Kitty! I love your Berry Delight plate Kitty! I haven't seen that pattern before!

  16. Love your dinnerware, Kitty! I can see why it is your favorite! The muffins look great, and you can triple my crumble topping please ;o) Have a great week. xo

  17. I hope you will post this at Tea In The Garden - would taste perfect with a cup of tea - how yummy!

  18. Your muffins look yummy and I love the china, too.


  19. Ah...berry muffins on a berry plate. Must be summer!

    Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  20. Ahhh, yes! Not quite the same recipe, but very close. Try the sugar sprinkle sometime...very pleasant.


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