Friday, July 9, 2010

Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Muffins

This muffins are scrumptious!  Fresh lemon paired with earthy and sweet blueberries is a perfect combination.  My family always eats the whole batch the same day I make them.

from The Boston Globe

Butter (for the pan)
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
4 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries, picked over for stems and leaves
Extra sugar (for sprinkling)
Set the oven at 375 degrees. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan, including top surface. Have on hand a rimmed baking sheet.

In a bowl, sift the flour, salt, and baking powder; set aside.

In an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Gradually add the egg whites and mix until blended. Beat in the vanilla, lemon rind, and lemon juice.

With the mixer set on its lowest speed, beat the flour mixture into the batter alternately with the milk.

Remove the bowl from the mixer stand, and use a rubber spatula to fold in the berries. Divide the batter among the muffin cups and sprinkle the tops with sugar.

Set the muffins on the sheet. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until they are golden, turning the pan halfway through baking. Leave to cool in the pan for a few minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Printable Recipe

from "The How and Why Wonder Book of Sea Shells"
Written by Donalf F. Low
Illustrated by Cynthia and Alvin Koehler
1961, by Wonder Books, Inc.

This book comes from my local library.


  1. Those muffins look so good Sarah, I would love to have one right now with my morning coffee! Or maybe two......

  2. I know that my family would like them as well. I am thinking about cherries. Thanks, Sarah.

  3. These look amazing! Someday....I will be off this diet and will have to spend a moment splurging! Until then, the pictures are nearly good enough to eat! Seriously, I will have to try them in a couple of months. The kids love muffins and we don't make them often.

  4. Sarah, these are beautiful! It almost looks like you spread jam in the middle they're bursting so with the berries. I wish I lived closer, I'd be over to have one!

  5. They look so pretty and SO much blueberry! I so want one of these! My kids would love them, thanks!

  6. These muffins look and sound so delicious! I'd like to make these -- such a great seasonal treat!

    Thanks also for your kind comment and vote!!
    I appreciate it!

  7. Yes please, I'll take two! Thank you for your kind comments. Keep checking back for more deliciousness :)

  8. Lemons and blueberries are such a great combination :) I love it!


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