I, somewhat, like Blueberry Muffins. After baking Thomas Keller’s Blueberry Muffins, I had a change of heart. Now, I LOVE Blueberry Muffins…not any Blueberry Muffin….but, these Blueberry Muffins. The addition of molasses and honey did leave me a bit skeptical. I almost omitted the molasses. Good thing I didn’t. It is what gives the muffin character. There is a subtle complexity to the flavor of this muffin. The honey and molasses are the ‘secret’ ingredients, if you will, that make this muffin out of this world delicious. And, like I haven’t tooted the glory of this muffin enough, the texture of the muffin is soft. It’s Heavenly. Least I forget to mention, the almond streusel…it’s the crowning jewel.
This is my third recipe which I’d baked with the group, Bouchon Bakery Book Project.
These spectacular Blueberry Muffins can be found in the book, Bouchon Bakery, by Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel; recipe located in the chapter on Scones and Muffins.
Many of the batter recipes in the book require a resting period ranging from overnight to 36 hours. Keep this in mind when you are planning on making these muffins. You will be rewarded for your patience. Also, the use of a scale when weighing ingredients is encouraged.
Frozen wild blueberries are coated in flour, then added to the batter.
The almond streusel is plentiful when sprinkled on the muffins. However, when baked, much of the streusel seemed to dissipate. This recipe yields 6 large muffins.
Having established that I LOVE these muffins, I will double the batch when I bake these again. There was an abundant amount of streusel left over. Good thing, I’ll use it when I make the muffins again.
To bake along with the group, first, purchase the book, Bouchon Bakery, by Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel, at a bookstore or online. Submit your food photo to the group, which will be posted on Facebook.
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BOUCHON BAKERY BOOK PROJECT TEAM:
Aaron J Clarke
March Recipe Schedule
March 1 Assorted Muffins: corn, bran, blueberry, lemon-poppy seed
March 8 Assorted Muffins: banana, carrot, pumpkin, decorated
March 15 Madeleines: traditional, pistachio
March 22 Financiers: traditional, chocolate
March 29 Marshmallow Eggs
I have found THE best Blueberry Muffin recipe ever!
Great News! The Bouchon Bakery book is nominated for a James Beard Award.
Category: Baking and Desserts
Book: Bouchon Bakery by Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel
Peace in Baking,
Baking is my Zen…sweet nibbles for the soul
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