Monday, July 26, 2010
Blueberry Streusel Muffins
When I was 8 and on vacation with my family in Mexico City, I became violently ill shortly after eating blueberry pancakes at IHOP. Since that day, blueberries and I have had a shaky truce. I eat them fresh in small amounts, but never as the star in a recipe. I will never arm wrestle you for the last blueberry muffin. I rarely make blueberry anything (except for a slammin' blueberry buttermilk tart), so today's blueberry streusel muffins were quite the event.
I figure if anyone can make me like blueberries, it's the queen of all things delicious, Ina Garten. So I was excited when Maria of Close to Home selected blueberry muffins for the first Barefoot Bloggers recipe for July (thanks, Maria!). And these muffins were good (especially since I upped the amount of streusel), but not great enough to make me rethink my tendency to avoid blueberry muffins. They lasted for hours at work, but it was a week when a lot of people were out of the office. If you'd like the recipe, you can find it here.
We have a relaxed posting deadline for Barefoot Bloggers in July and August, so I hope I'm not the only one posting these later in the month than normal. I'll be skipping the Greek panzanella salad (chosen by Tara of Smells Like Home). Sorry, Tara!