Of Blueberry Muffins and Starbucks
There are plenty of things you can make with blueberries,
but really when i think of bluberries, the first thing that came to mind is blueberry muffins.
And the first thing i relate to with blueberry muffins is Starbucks.
I’ve had a blueberry muffin from Starbucks INDONESIA before. It was pretty good, but i can’t vouch its authenticity from the ones sold in the states.
I mean, we are halfway across the globe, and i am guessing there was no way the blueberry muffins here are from the same supplier as the ones in the states.
I decided i should attempt a Starbucks blueberry muffin copycat recipe. I googled and decided upon the recipe featured on Amanda‘s site, which she felt came pretty close to the original ones.
And while this tastes pretty good, i thought that the muffins were a bit too heavy. The batter was thick, but i am guessing that was necessary to hold all the blueberries suspended, and not have them sink to the bottom.
While some of the blueberries burst and bled into the muffins, some remain whole- plump and juicy. I find myself picking at the ones that stayed intact, and was surprised that they still retain the juices within.
The crumb top was quite amazing too, crunchy with a hint of cinnamon.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup milk
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder. Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup. Mix this with flour mixture. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups right to the top, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.
To Make Crumb Topping: Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.