THE PERFECT SUMMER BLUEBERRY MUFFINS: SWEET MIMI’S CAFE AND BAKERY

Here, Jeannette Liebers, baker extraordinaire and owner/chef of Sweet Mimi’s Cafe and Bakery in Saratoga Springs, NY, shows us how to make her amazing blueberry muffins that are just perfect for summer!

The easy-to-follow recipe can be found here in printable form, or shown below.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 oz. melted butter
  • zest of one lemon
  • pint of blueberries
  • 2 cups STREUSEL (right)

DIRECTIONS

MAKES A DOZEN JUMBO MUFFINS OR TWO DOZEN STANDARD SIZE. Preheat oven to 325*F. Whisk together wet ingredients (eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla). Sift together dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt). Add wet mixture to dry mix. Add melted butter. Then add zest and 3/4 of the pint of blueberries.

Scoop into paper-lined tins. In this video, she used a jumbo tin and 3 oz. scoop. You can also use a standard size tin. Top with STREUSEL (below) and the remaining blueberries.

STREUSEL

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

Mix ingredients and cut in 2 oz. of cold butter.

Sweet Mimi’s Bakery and Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and made-from-scratch baked goods with the best of locally-sourced ingredients. Sweet Mimi’s has won “Best Breakfast” in Saratoga Springs year after year. The restaurant will reopen later this week. Please check the website at www.sweetmimiscafe.com to peek at their amazing menu and updated hours.

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