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Thursday
Apr072011

Lemon Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins

    
So, in case you didn't already know, we blue-eyed bakers are *kinda* type-A. 
  
It's a blessing and a curse. 
   
  
A blessing because we usually are the ones you want to organize parties because we are always ON TOP OF THINGS. We like lists. We like crossing things off lists. We like labels and filing things.
      
However, it can be a curse. Being just so organized means we tend to have some wee control issues. You know, that whole nothing is done right unless we do it ourselves mentality. It's a burden. We don't delegate well. We always end up planning the entire party because we volunteer to plan the entire party because we like the control and we want everything to be perfect. And, you know, we like lists.
     
We are also the ones who go to a bakery and get a pastry and start to pick apart the aforementioned pastry. Literally and figuratively. Mostly since we're eating it (it's not like being type-A stops us inhaling baked goods, obvy), but also in an effort to improve said pastry. More chocolate chips. Less frosting. More tart custard. Sweeter ganache.
  
Let's make a list of things to tweak! YAY lists!!
  
OMG. STOP US!!!
   
   
The good news is that our inability to not 'improve upon things' means we have this blog. It means we find delicious recipes and attempt to make them more delicious. Of course, taste is personal, but we like to think that our taste is pretty good. You know, years of fine tuning at the hand of Mummy's brownies and cakes and all.
   
It also means that these blueberry muffins have the ideal number of blueberries per muffin.
       
   
Lemon Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins
Makes 12 hefty muffins
Adapted from Gourmet 
   
        
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal (we like a finer grind as opposed to the coarse, grits type)
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
zest from 1-2 lemons (depending on your tastes)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk
4 large egg yolks
1-1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
     

Preheat oven to 375°F and line 12 1/3-cup muffin cups with paper liners.  

In a large bowl sift together flour and baking powder and whisk in the cornmeal, 1 cup sugar, lemon zest, and the salt.

In a separate, smaller bowl whisk together the cooled, melted butter, milk, and egg yolks and add to flour mixture. Then gently stir in 1 cup of the blueberries, until just combined.

Divide batter evenly among cups (the batter will come right to the top of the muffin cups) and press remaining blueberries into tops of muffins. Sprinkle tops of muffins evenly with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar (this will give them a nice crunch on top).

Bake muffins in middle of oven about 20-25 minutes, or until tops are golden and a tester comes out clean. Remove muffins from cups and cool on a rack.

Muffins keep in an airtight container at room temperature 2 days.

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    Response: supperiorpappers
    Producing the delicious food like the muffin is fun. This is looks very easy to make the lemon blue berry muffin. Just in few steps and the blueberry muffin is ready to eat. These types of food are having fun and taste.

Reader Comments (10)

Delicious post. I love lemon and blueberries. And I love lists too, and to be in control, obsessing over all the little details! It's a problem. :)

April 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

If being Type A is what helps you come up with these fab recipes, then you go girls!! :-)

I love cornmeal muffins and I still have a bunch of blueberries in the freezer from last summer. I wonder if they would work instead of fresh?! I just might have to try and find out this weekend.

April 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea @ Vegvacious

I get sort of crazy with lists, too! But if you do end up with the perfect amount of blueberries, then I guess it worked out well:-)

Haha I like how the recipe makes 12 "hefty" muffins :).

Blueberries and cornmeal belong together! I love teh combo in pancakes and wafles too. So yummy!

April 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatie@Cozydelicious

gah, all these lemon + blueberry recipes are killing me! we won't have blueberries here for MONTHS :) and now it's all I'm thinking about :)

April 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbrandi

I know this post is all you Abby! :) But you really do throw the best parties so you deserve to be in control.

April 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn

I love this combination of lemon and blueberry.

-Brenda

April 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSense of Home

If being type A is wrong then you don't wanna be right!!

These look very tasty. I like that they have bb's inside and on top!

April 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLucy @ The Sweet Touch

These muffins look wonderful! The juicy blueberries against the yellow cornmeal muffin looks is lovely!

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