Old-Fashioned Blueberry Muffins

A couple days ago one of our customers asked about a good blueberry muffin recipe. This one has become my standard over the years. Do you have a favorite muffin recipe you would be willing to share?

Old-Fashioned Blueberry Muffins

Makes 12


1 cup milk
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 ½ teaspoons grated orange peel
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs

2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
¾ cup sugar
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoons salt
1 ½ cups fresh blueberries or frozen, unthawed

Preheat oven to 400°. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin or line with cups with paper liners.

Combine first 4 ingredients in heavy small saucepan. Stir over medium heat until butter melts. Cool until mixture is warm to touch. Beat in eggs.

Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into large bowl. Add milk mixture and stir just until blended. Fold in blueberries. Divide batter equally among prepared muffin cups. Bake until golden and tester comes out clean, about 15-20 minutes. Transfer to rack to cool. (Bon Appetit, July 1994)