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Park Palates: Blueberry-Thyme Muffins

August 23, 2011, 8:54 am

This recipe for Blueberry-Thyme Muffins, a slightly savory—and delicious—twist on the original, comes from Maine Classics: More Than 150 Delicious Recipes from Down East.

In Maine it’s hard to run out of things to put blueberries into and the flavor of thyme goes so perfectly with the sweet, earthy blueberry. Everyone seems to enjoy a good muffin and in addition to the great flavor one of the things that makes a superior muffin is using old-fashioned ingredients. That means no oil, just good, fresh creamery butter.

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme
1 cup whole blueberries

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Mix the flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Melt the butter. Mix the butter and the eggs in a bowl. Add the butter and egg mixture to the dry ingredients. Add the milk and the vanilla. Mix in the thyme and the blueberries. Portion the batter into buttered muffin tins. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle, 20 to 25 minutes.

Makes 24 muffins.

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Image Source: U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council