I thought these were terrible. The recipe works fine, in the sense that following the instructions leads to very pretty muffins. I just thought they were relatively tasteless, and I found the addition of the cornmeal to create an unpleasant texture for a muffin. They might have been slightly better if the lemon zest had been excluded and the cinnamon had been added to the batter, but the texture was still a problem for me. I ate three bites and threw the entire batch away. I'm not sure I've EVER done that before.
Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup finely ground or sifted stone-ground blue, white, or yellow cornmeal
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 400°. Combine 1/4 cup sugar, 2 1/2 tablespoons flour, and cinnamon in a bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or fingertips until mixture is crumbly. Set aside.
- Combine 1 1/4 cups flour and next 5 ingredients in a medium bowl until well blended; make a well in center of mixture. Combine egg, milk, and oil; add to cornmeal mixture, stirring just until moistened.
- Combine blueberries, 1 tablespoon flour, and 1 tablespoon sugar, tossing gently to coat. Fold blueberry mixture into batter. Spoon batter evenly into 10 (2 1/2-inch) muffin cups coated with cooking spray; sprinkle cinnamon mixture over batter. Bake muffins at 400° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned and muffins spring back when touched lightly in center. Remove from pans immediately.
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