Sunday, June 21, 2009

My muffin top is all that

My Nana used to make the best blueberry muffins in the world. They were delicious. In honor of father's day this weekend, I decided to bake some of her muffins for my dad.

Her recipe originally hails from the Jordan Marsh bakery that was on the first floor of the Jordan Marsh department store in Downtown Crossing. Jordan Marsh was the country's first department store. It opened in 1861 and was truly the picture of one-stop shopping. In 1988, Jordan Marsh was purchased by Macy's and the bakery was closed forever, but the recipe will live on in our family.

Nana's Blueberry Muffins
Makes 12 (I like them a little smaller so I went for 18)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups (1 pint) blueberries
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. sugar for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Line muffin pans with baking cups
  3. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt
  4. Mix together butter, sugar, and eggs
  5. Add dry ingredients to butter, sugar, and eggs in 3 additions. Alternate additions with milk.
  6. When well mixed, fold in blueberries
  7. Spoon into lined muffin pan
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes

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