My recent adventure blueberry picking led to muffins that would easily satisfy the blueberry demands of gum chewing heroine Violet Beauregarde. Let me explain. I’m not much of a baker. There are so many draconian rules (aka recipes) to follow. I prefer the “to the taste” model of cooking, which does not work so well with baking unless I want to stick my head in the oven to taste the progress of my baked goods. Alas I am not a poet either so no head in the oven for me. The crux of my baking problem is my inability to follow a recipe exactly. When a recipe calls for 2 cups of blueberries, I think 2 cups of my gorgeous, recently picked blueberries…that is it? I’m adding 3 cups instead. More, more, more! I love blueberries. I want to turn into a blueberry! At the time, adding more blueberries seemed like a scrumptious idea. Unfortunately, too many blueberries meant that the muffins crumbled easily and stuck to the pan. Despite structural integrity issues, the muffins were quite tasty. I used Gourmet Girl's recipe, which you can find here. Avoid the temptation to modify; this recipe is perfect as is.
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