Happy Birthday Muffins

blueberry muffins

Ah, Portland. A week ago, my housemate and I signed up for the amazing Organics to You service. For less than $30 per week, we receive a big box of fresh organic vegetables and fruits. The box is conveniently dropped off at our front door on Thursday afternoons. Fortuitously, our first box included a pint of fresh blueberries, just in time for my birthday. There is nothing better than waking up to homemade blueberry muffins. Blueberry is classic. (As an aside, the box also included chard with which I had never cooked. However, I have now successfully incorporated the leafy green into a stir fry and a frittata. This makes me very proud.) In any case, please do extend my birthday season with a batch of these, and enjoy them warm out of the oven.

— Little Ms. Muffin
Blueberry Muffins

1 ½ cups flour
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp lemon zest
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
½ cup sugar
4 tbsp butter
¾ cups vanilla milk (or vanilla whole milk yogurt)
1 large egg
1 cup fresh blueberries
1) Grease a muffin tin and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Melt the four tablespoons of butter and set aside.
2) Mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
3) In a separate bowl, cream the butter and the sugar. Stir in the lemon zest, juice, milk, and egg, mixing well.
4) Pour the wet mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix with even strokes—don’t be afraid of a few small lumps. Mindfully add the blueberries a handful at a time, gently stirring until incorporated.
5) Bake for 18 minutes and remove the muffins from the tin right away so as to not overcook.


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