Marian Burros

  • Yield twelve muffins
  • Time 40 minutes

Jim Wilson/The New York Occasions

This recipe came to The Instances in a 1987 report by Marian Burros, “The Battle of the Blueberry Muffins.” Two years prior, Ms. Burros wrote about a recipe for the muffins attributed to the Ritz-Carlton in Boston. The hotel had adapted a recipe utilized by Gilchrist’s, as soon as 1 of city’s greatest-known division retailers. After it ran, a reader wrote in to say that the best blueberry muffins in Boston have been not from the Ritz-Carlton, but from the now-closed Jordan Marsh department shop. She sent along the recipe, with a description of how she picks wild blueberries: standing in a pond in the August heat and plucking berries from bushes along the bank. This edition has a great deal far more sugar and butter and fewer eggs than the Ritz-Carlton muffins. The recipe also calls for mashing a half cup of berries and including them to the batter. This produces a quite moist muffin, one that will remain fresh longer.