Saturday, April 7, 2012

Browned Butter Blueberry Muffins

It is once again time for the Crazy Cooking Challenge at Moms Crazy Cooking.  This months challenge is Blueberry Muffins.  Muffins are something I bake atleast once a week.  My family loves trying all kinds of muffins, especially blueberry.  When I found the recipe for these Browned Butter Blueberry Muffins at Joy the Baker I knew they would be a perfect fit for my family.  They were so good we were even fighting over the crumbs.  Definitely a recipe we will be having again real soon.

 Browned Butter Blueberry Muffins

7 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup whole milk
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups fresh blueberries

For the Topping
3 Tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 1/2 tablespoons sugar

Put a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line muffin pan with paper or foil liners.

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Keep an eye on the butter. Melt and cook down the butter until little brown bits appear in the pan. The crackling will subside and butter will begin to brown fairly quickly after that. Keep a close eye. Remove from heat.
Whisk milk, egg, yolk and vanilla until combined. Add the brown butter and stir to combine.
Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl Add milk and butter mixture all at one and stir gently to combine. Gently but thoroughly fold in the blueberries.
Divide the batter among muffin cups and spread evenly.
To make the topping combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and rub together with your fingertips until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over the batter in the cups.

Bake until golden and crisp and a wooden pick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 18-20 minutes. Cool in pan on a rack for 15 minutes then remove from the pan. Serve warm or at room temperature.



Teri said...

These are gorgeous. I love the brown butter in the recipe. It gives such a great flavor!! Great recipe!

Kristin said...

I've seen this recipe a few times...I guess I really need to get busy making and eating it! They look great!