Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins
Courtesy from Martha Stewart's Living magazine. This recipe is packed with blueberries, and interesting enough part of the blueberries are mashed into the batter. Has a hint of lemon. A recipe that must be tried!
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 3⁄4 cup sugar, plus
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and dried (two 1/2-pint containers)
- 1 lemon, zest of, finely grated
- 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- With an electric mixer, cream butter and 3/4 cup sugar on medium-high speed until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time; beat until combined.
- In a shallow bowl, mash 1/2 cup blueberries with a fork until liquefied. Add to butter mixture, along with lemon zest; beat to incorporate (mixture will appear separated).
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture and milk to the butter mixture in alternating batches, beginning and ending with the flour. Gently fold in remaining 1 1/2 cups blueberries.
- Line a standard (12-cup) muffin tin (or two 6-cup tins) with paper cups. Spoon or scoop batter into cups, and sprinkle tops with remaining tablespoon sugar.
- Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool in pan 20 minutes, then turn out muffins onto a wire rack to cool 10 minutes more before serving.
These were a bit different, but really good. I wasn't sure about the cornmeal, but it turned out well with a different consistency. I liked having some of the blueberries mashed up and loved the lemon flavor as well. I didn't have any lemon to zest, so I used 1/2 tsp of lemon extract (for 1/2 a recipe). Made for Bargain Basement tag game.