Some Days are Just Good…Berry Good.Breads and Muffins / June 5, 2014
There was something in the air today. I felt it, my family felt it, my friends felt it, too. It was just hopeful. Colors were brighter, and it seemed all was right with the world. Add to that a carton of bulgingly beautiful blueberries and you have the makings of a berry good day.
As I improve my craft, baking has always been on the back burner. But today I came up with a mix for these LEMON THYME BLUEBERRY MUFFINS without missing a beat. And they turned out spectacular. Adding a bit of inspiration from the garden, my recently planted lemon thyme smelled and tasted like it would add tremendous flavor that wouldn’t overbear or even be recognizable. And instead of any oil, some light sour cream and moist brown sugar brought it all together. Once out of the oven, I confess. I couldn’t wait for them to cool. Popping one in my mouth I first tasted the warm brown sugar. Then the lemon zest and blueberries were almost perfumed yet balanced with the addition of the thyme, and allspice. In total, it was just was I had envision on my tongue.
To serve I topped it with lemon juice and powdered sugar mixed together, made even more tantalizing by squirting a small but meaningful amount of vanilla into its white folds. Laying a small sprig of deep green lemon thyme across the top, and my dish was complete. Ooh! Aahhh! MORE! That IS was a GOOD day sounds like.