Blueberry Muffins

Adapted from Basic Muffins by Epicurious

Ingredients:

1 cup blueberries

2 cups all-purpose flour, divided: ¼ cup for blueberries, 1 ¾ cup for batter

1 tablespoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup sugar

1 egg, slightly beaten

1 cup milk

¼ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled

Topping:

1/3 cup sugar

zest of one lemon

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line or spray muffin pans.
  • Melt ¼ cup butter in a microwave safe bowl. Set aside to cool.
  • In a small bowl toss 1 cup blueberries with ¼ cup flour.
  • In a second small bowl combine 1/3 cup sugar with the zest of one lemon. Stir to combine.
  • In a large bowl mix 1 ¾ cups flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ cup sugar.
  • In a liquid measuring cup measure out 1 cup milk, pour into medium bowl and add 1 egg and ¼ cup melted butter.
  • Mix the wet ingredients into the dry. Remember to get all the way to the bottom of the bowl, but stir only enough to dampen the flour; the batter should not be smooth.
  • Gently fold in the blueberries and flour. Spoon into the muffin pans, filling each cup about two-thirds full.
  • Top with the lemon-sugar mixture
  • Bake for 25 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.