Isaac loves mini blueberry muffins. He requests them when I am “snack mom” and always asks for them at the local supermarket. Of course, I don’t buy them and always tell him that I will make them for him. Since blueberries are abundant, fresh, and delicious, it seems like the perfect time to whip up a batch of Isaac’s favorites.
I have been purging my magazines; going through them, dividing my tear sheets into piles of various categories; design, photography inspiration, recipes to try, and graphics ideas. I came upon this recipe in a Bon Appetit from July 2006. I prepped the ingredients before going to bed and upon waking up this morning, I made about 38 mini muffins. These were so light, moist, not too sweet and a bit tart. Delicious!
Blueberry-Topped Lemon Muffins
1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
4 tsp. grated lemon peel
2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large egg
1 cup buttermilk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 pints fresh blueberries
1/4 cup heavy cream
• preheat oven to 375*. line 38 mini muffin cups with paper liners
• mash 1/4 cup sugar and lemon peel in a small bowl.
• whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and blend.
• beat butter and 1 cup of sugar until smooth. beat in egg. beat in buttermilk, vanilla and half the lemon sugar. add the flour.
• using a small ice cream scooper, scoop into muffin cups. top each muffin with 3 blueberries. bake until lightly brown on top about 22 minutes. when out of the oven, brush tops with cream and sprinkle with remaining sugar.
The Urban Baker / SusanSalzman.com
everything here looks so fresh and delicious! can you send me some? :)ps- your blog is definitely on my follow list now
I love blueberry! And, I love muffins 🙂 Humm….Your blog is looking great. Really!
The mini size is so cute! Wish I could have a few for breakfast right now. Blueberry with lemon is such a great combination.
Just lovely. I love anything in a mini. Thanks for sharing
It’s blueberry time! even in Quebec… I love bleuberry muffins (who doesn’t????) and mini muffins are better than the regular ones because you don’t feel bad when you eat one, they are so tinnyyyyy!!!!
Thank you all for visiting me and for your lovely comments:La Lola – welcome! so nice to meet you. Victoria – blueberries are yummy. great on their own, however better combined with other lovely ingredients.Lisa – they are cute when they are little!Nicole – mini people, mini ice cream, mini muffins…it is all good!Kim – Yeah for blueberry time! Enjoy them while they last!
These look SO yummy! Perhaps I’ll try them soon…
I am saving this recipe right now, Susan! I made blueberry muffins ages ago, but they did not turn out as I wanted them to. These are so adorable! And look delicious!
These little muffins look scrumptious!! Thanks for sharing the recipe.I found your blog through Jane’s blog. I’m now a follower :o)