We're always after the perfect recipe--especially for classic dishes. But sometimes recipe perfection isn't about the recipe at all, it's about how you go about making it. That's just the case with the breakfast classic, the blueberry muffin.
A truly great blueberry muffin isn’t about it bursting with berries. You can’t simply add more and make it a better muffin. It’s all about achieving the perfect bite--bite after bite--until the muffin is gone.
To make that morning meal dream a reality, all you need to do is make sure your berries are even distributed throughout your muffins. That means as many berries in the top as in the bottom, that no one side gets the bulk of the blueberries. Sounds simple enough, right? There’s only one problem: blueberries are heavier than most muffin batters, so they like to sink down to the bottom of the muffin tin.
Stop the sinking--and prevent frozen blueberries from leaking into the surrounding batter--with one simple, 10-second trick. Just take a spoonful of your muffin recipe’s dry ingredients and toss it in a bowl with your berries until the gem-toned globes are coated. This light layer sticks to the surrounding batter once the berries are folded in so that when you pour the batter (blueberries and all) into the tin, the berries won’t make a beeline for the bottom.
The perfect blueberry muffin is as easy as that. Deciding whether to share your new baking secret with your friends? Well, that’s a little harder.
via Recipes Plus