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Belle and Sebastien are probably one of my favourite bands of all time. I’d kind of forgotten about them for the past little bit but as soon as I needed a name for these muffins the play on words rolled off the tongue far too easily. I probably started listening to B&S when I learned how to make the perfect muffin. And while I’m on the topic of sharing my favourite music, I might as well share one of my favourite tricks.
The secret to a perfect muffin is to minimize stirring. Make sure your oven is hot when you start as muffins don’t take very long to get ready. You need to mix the dry ingredients together well, then mix the wet ingredients together pretty good. When you combine keep it under 20 stirs and transfer them into muffin tins right away. This allows the gluten to just form and make the muffin light and fluffy instead of binding up and getting heavy. The blues may be good when they’re heavy but muffins are not. For that matter, I didn’t even put the blues into this playlist. I kept it all about the wistful pop stylings in line with B&S.
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So, why blueberries in the first place? “Are you sad?” You may ask. Not at all. Summer just hit and the supermarket had a huge sale on 4 lb crates of blueberries. That’s why I made 3 dozen of these babies. Lemon was my own special addition to the already stellar recipe. If blueberries don’t scream summer to you then lemon otter. I would recommend making as many batches as you can as they get gobbled up so quick.
The Blues Are Still Blueberry Sunshine Muffins
Makes 12 muffins.