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Famous Department Store Blueberry Muffins

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: PJ Hamel

Famous Department Store Blueberry Muffins Recipe Famous Department Store Blueberry Muffins Recipe

These muffins are a clone of "The Famous Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins" — which were indeed famous up until the mid-1990s, when Jordan's, one of Boston's two iconic department stores (Filene's being the other) was absorbed by Macy's and effectively disappeared.

These overstuffed muffins, with their signature sugary crown, were served in the Jordan Marsh dining room on the top floor of the store, where dedicated shoppers went to rest and compare purchases while sipping tea and enjoying a muffin — blueberry, of course.

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Total
Yield
12 muffins
Nutrition information

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a standard 12-cup muffin tin; or line the tin with papers, and grease the papers.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until well combined.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl and beating well after each addition.
  4. Beat in the baking powder, salt, and vanilla.
  5. Add the flour alternately with the milk, beating gently just to combine. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl.
  6. Mash 1/2 cup of the blueberries. Add the mashed and whole berries to the batter, stirring just to combine and distribute.
  7. Scoop the batter by the heaping 1/4-cupful into the prepared muffin pan; a muffin scoop works well here.
  8. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon granulated sugar atop each muffin, if desired. It's traditional — go for it!
  9. Bake the muffins for about 30 minutes, until they're light golden brown on top, and a toothpick inserted into the middle of one of the center muffins comes out clean.
  10. Remove the muffins from the oven, loosen their edges from the pan, and after about 5 minutes transfer them to a rack to cool.
  11. Yield: 12 muffins.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 muffin (101g)
  • Servings Per Batch 12
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 260
  • Calories from Fat 80
  • Total Fat 9g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 50mg
  • Sodium 200mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 42g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 25g
  • Protein 4g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.