Thursday, March 24, 2011

Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins


I found this recipe in the March issue of Woman's Day. They were very good. Moist and not overly sweet with just a hint of the brown butter also. I would makes these again especially in the summer when fresh blueberries are in season here. I used fresh blueberries in these muffins also. I rarely use frozen ones. No reason that I don't use them but I just prefer fresh whenever possible. I have definitely been in a blogging slump recently. I came across another food blog last night and that blogger also was saying how she just has not been inspired lately and I can certainly relate. I think anyone that has been blogging for several years goes through this every now and again. In the meantime, enjoy these muffins and I am hoping to get "inspired" again soon!!!!

2 cups all purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs granulated sugar

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter

1 cup whole milk

1 large egg, beaten

6 oz fresh blueberries (1 1/2 cups)

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners or coat with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and 1/2 cup of the sugar; make a well in the center.

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Once it melts, swirl the pan until the butter begins to brown and smell nutty, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

Pour the butter, milk and egg into the well of flour and stir to combine (a few lumps in the batter are OK - don't overmix); fold in the blueberries. Divide the batter among the muffin cups; sprinkle with the remaining sugar. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 16 to 20 minutes. Let cool before unmolding.

18 comments:

Catherine said...

These would go great right about now with a nice cup of tea...Blessings, Catherine

ann@Apples and Twinkies said...

I love blueberry muffins. These look really good!

Lara said...

I love the flavor that brown butter adds to baked goods and these muffins sound like they'd be out of this world!

Cassie said...

All it took for me were the words "brown butter." Yum! I can't wait to make these!

Jenn said...

Blueberry muffins are my favorite type of muffin...has been since I was a kid.
Inspiration is hard to come by sometimes when you have been doing something day in and day out. It will come back...just give it time. And if it doesn't...there's nothing wrong with that either :)

Reeni said...

I can imagine how delicious the brown butter is in these! Perfect with a cup of tea or for breakfast!

Glued said...

I've been wanting to make blueberry muffins for a while now. Can't wait for the blueberries to come in season!

Blogging doldrums? Oh, yeah. It happens. Take a break and see if you don't come back with much more enthusiasm and excitement for your blog.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Brown butter and blueberries....yum!

megan @ whatmegansmaking said...

I love blueberry muffins - always looking to try new recipes! :)

I bet you will feel inspired again when all the spring produce hits the market! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Those sound so good!

Katy ~ said...

Smiles, about the blogging slump. I just can't seem to find the time I want/need to devote to my blog and my blogging friends. I have pictures on discs that I've saved from a year ago LOL that someday I will blog (or not, as so much time has gone by LOL).

In the meantime, fun to visit you when I can. LOVE blueberry muffins. YUM!!!

Pam said...

You had me at brown butter.

sophiesfoodiefiles said...

MMMMMMMM,..;Your blueberry muffins look so tasty & lovely too, Debbie!


Yummy! :)

Kisses from Brussels to you!!

Cheryl said...

Yummy! My favorite kind of muffins. I go thru a blue stage on occasion and just cant get inspired it will come back eventually!

Monica H said...

I'm waiting for inspiration too. It just doesn't seem to be coming, but then again I don't have much evergy to do anything anyway. It does make me feel better about being gone though, because you're right. Everyone goes through this for one reasone or another.

Thanks for the blueberry muffin recipe. I'll have to give these a try. See you again sooN!

Mary said...

Debbie, I saw these and am so glad to get a review of them. Yours look delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Leslie said...

My 3 year anniversary for my blog is in April..and I have had my fair share of mental breakdowns over it!!! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Thanks for the sweet words on my confession.