Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Search for the Best Blueberry Muffin

For this round of the Crazy Cooking Challenge (CCC), we are looking to find the best blueberry muffin recipe.  I immediately knew that I had to make my favorite muffin, Barefoot Contessa's Tri-Berry Muffin. However, the rules for the CCC are that you must make a recipe found out there in blogland......but one quick search, and I found that The Sisters Cafe had tried, and loved, this recipe.

This recipe is more than just a blueberry muffin recipe.  It's got blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries!  And there's a little twist in the recipe.......you don't add the sugar until the very end of putting the batter together.  This allows the sugar to form a delicious crunchy top on these muffins.  I've made these 4 or 5 time now, and they have always been a hit!

Triple Berry Muffins
Source: Barefoot Contessa via The Sisters Cafe

3 cups flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1 1/4 cup milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 lb. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1/2 cup diced fresh strawberries
1 1/2 cup sugar

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Line or grease muffin cups.  Sift dry ingredients together in a bowl.  In another bowl, combine the milk, eggs, and melted butter.  Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the wet mixture into the well.  Stir until just combined.  The batter will be lumpy.....do not overmix!  Add the berries and the sugar and stir gently.  Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.  Makes 16-18 muffins.

Enjoy!!

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Check out all of the other entries in the search for the best blueberry muffin!


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9 comments:

  1. Three berries, they must be wonderfully moist, yum!

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  2. I love that you used three different berries! They turned out really pretty!

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  3. I have a blueberry muffin recipe that is amazing but I like the idea of three different berries. Can't wait to try this recipe.

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  4. The idea of having 3 berries in all these muffins is so mouthwatering. I love to try this Barefoot Contessa recipe.

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  5. I really do need to try triple berry muffins...these look great!
    #20

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  6. Love all the berries! I am a huge berry muffin fan. Thanks for linking them to Scrumptious Sunday!

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  7. Stopping by from the Anything Goes Linky! http://kingofsaving.com

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  8. Hope you are having a great spring week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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