Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lemon,Blueberry and Cream Cheese Muffins~










Cottage Country Favorite..I read..

That works for me..This is from an old issue of Hello Magazine..Marty Curtis the purveyor of Marty's World Famous Café in Bracebridge Ontario let Hello publish this recipe..They looked so good I had to try..
His recipe says it makes 6 Jumbo muffins..I wanted just normal size..
You can get 13 normal size muffins with his recipe.

La Recette~



2 1/2 cups ap flour
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
3 tsps baking powder
1 8 oz package low fat cr cheese(I only had reg)
2 eggs
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup 2 % milk
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 -2 tsps lemon rind
1 cup frozen blueberries..I may have put a bit more

Glaze

 1 1/2 cups icing sugr
1/4 cup of lemon juice
1 tbsp lemon rind

1.Preheat oven to 375 F
Grease 6 jumbo muffin pan..I used muffin cups  in a reg pan  and made 13.
2.For the muffins whisk flour,sugar and baking powderin a bowl
3.Warm a knife in hot water,cut the cream cheese injulienne strips then pea sized bits warm the knife regularly and whisk the bits into the flour mixture..
(Confession..I cut into small pieces ..my cream cheese was soft and with impeccable hands I combined  with my hands)
4.In another bowl whisk egs then whisk in oil..then milk ..lemon juice and rind.Add to the dry ings and mix only until combined
5.Add the blueberries and fold gently.
6.Fill the prepped pan to just under the bake line and bake 30-35mins
(They are gorgeous at this point:) )
Cool in pan for 30 mins.
Make glaze brush over muffins..you can add a bit of hot water if not thin enough.
The glaze is the added touch that makes these quite addictive.

Muffins and coffee and cottage country..sounds perfect....doesn't it?






55 comments:

  1. Printed out the recipe. Plan to make these this afternoon, Monique. It is wet and cold here and perfect day for baking. Merci!

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    1. I hope you like.. brush the glaze..don't do what I did..brush..you will have more:)

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  2. I’ll copy this recipe – the muffins look so yummy and I’m sure they will be great with a nice cup of tea. I looked at your post on your daughter’s trip to Paris – I am pleased she enjoyed it – sometimes if the weather is not very nice people don’t enjoy it as much. I also looked at your maple biscotti – we buy the large biscotti container from Costco but I need to bake some – it does not look too hard. You must be a great baker.

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    1. I am a wannabe baker:)
      And time on my hands..:)
      I have heard that about Paris,friends of ours went on a rainy week and I can't say they were over the moon..great great pics ..I have one in our home.. It is so gorgeous..on a canvas..but ..there were no..OOHS and AAHs..about their stay there.
      My daughter..all oohs and aahs..
      My friend Nancy lived there..so I get the real story from her:)

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    1. I love the way you write.Thank you.

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    2. Ohhh realmente irresistible se ven perfecto Monique,abrazos grandes

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  4. They look delicious and beautiful pics! I have a package of cream cheese that was going to be used in a recipe for the birthday party yesterday. It's a long story but it didn't get used. This is the perfect way to make sure it doesn't go to waste :)

    I've been pruning clematis and raking the garden today. It feels sooooooo good!

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  5. I tried to snowshoe in a moment of this may be my last chance one day this week..and sunk.. the length of our home.. out back..on the course..sunk back..
    and then pruned some clematis..but there is no raking here..
    It's like my stepladder is the snowbank:(

    SOON.
    I want the long story..

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  6. What a wonderful combination of flavors for muffins! These will be up next...we have to finish the Lemon Strawberry Loaf Cake that I made yesterday....yesterday was our day for baking...it was overcast, cold and breezy... Today, sunshine and it is warm. We planted two tree azaleas and repotted some orchids. Wish the weather would make up its mind...

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  7. Oh my, your photos are making my mouth water, Monique. A homemade muffin and a good cup of coffee will get my day off to a perfect start.

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  8. Mmm, mmm. mmmmmmm Monique. I want one. Problem is, I'd want one for breakfast, as a snack and for dessert. Where can I get willpower when it comes to baked goods......

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    1. I am lucky ..well that's a figure of speech..I can easily resist..and always skip sweets..Jacques just loves desserts..1 a day..after dinner and he wears them well.
      And I love to bake..
      I did have a muffin though..:)Sometimes I have to make sure..:)

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  9. Lemon and blueberries are a real classic. Your muffins would be very welcome on my breakfast table this morning.
    Sam

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  10. Oh they sound yummy Monique! All the ingredients that would make Jerry smile, including the use of regular cream cheese! Might have to make them. Wonder if they would freeze well?

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    1. I think they would freeze well.. would glaze after though..:)

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  11. Love this combination, these would be perfect for Easter brunch. Thanks for sharing, lovely site.

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    1. Now why didn't I think of that~!Thank you.

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  12. Delicious! I think the addition of cream cheese must make them really good. I'm going to make them--maybe to go with the Easter strata!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  13. I make these too Monique they are easy to make...the only difference I don't glaze them!

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  14. They look wonderful! I love the addition of the glaze too!

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  15. I would love to have one of these with my cup of coffee. The glaze is a great addition.. Have a happy week.

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  16. These look gorgeous - I've never baked cream cheese directly into a muffin but I love the idea. So pretty too!

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    1. I've never done 10% of what you do..amazingly..the cream cheese diappears:)

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  17. Monique, those muffins look just gorgeous! Bookmarking for a future date! I am having a sugar and wheat free couple of weeks here. I hope I can make it!
    love and hugs to you. Hope Spring is finding you now! xxoo

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    1. They just puff up so perfectly..many of my faves don't..these have "diva" qualities..♥

      Oh good luck to you..I know how very hard that must be!!
      But you can do anything.

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  18. Monique these look perfect and delicious!!! xoxox

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  19. Oh, they have to be delicious with all those good ingredients! Cream cheese makes everything better! Have a good week!

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  20. Oh, yummy, Nana! I have to try this recipe - my tried and true blueberry muffin recipe from Maine is always delicious, but you had me at cream cheese! Now I'm thinking it would be a little richer-tasting muffin. Will let you know as soon as I make them - and thank you!

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    1. I hope you like..I think you will!Our snow is finally melting!

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  21. Monique, You always inspire me to bake!! The muffins look divine!!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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    1. You do that to me too..and craft and garden:-)

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  22. Monique I made the muffins and they were a big hit. I did not do the glaze on them but may try some with it tomorrow. Thanks for this recipe.

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  23. Great!Do try the glaze:-)
    Thank you for letting me know!

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  24. I'm getting hungry for muffins all over again! These look wonderful with those big plump blueberries. It's so.... funny that we both posted lemon blueberry muffins at the same time. We must be soul sisters. :)

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  25. I thought it was pretty neat.And now onto basil:-)

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  26. Bonjour ma très chère Nana,

    J'ai manqué quelques billets mais je me suis rattrapée ce matin ! Ce ne fut que du bonheur et de la gourmandise !
    Cette toute dernière recette de petits gâteaux me semblent succulente. Les photos que tu nous livres me donnent l'eau à la bouche. Accompagnés d'une bonne tasse de thé cela ne doit pas être mal !
    Je te fais de gros bisous et je te remercie encore pour tes gentils petits mots qui m'ont beaucoup touchée. Chaque jour qui passent je vais un peu mieux...

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    1. Bravo bravo bravo:).
      Je suis ravie pour toi...Tu seras parfaite sous peu!

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  27. They are simply gorgeous...in fact I am going to try and find my muffin tin that M packed away.
    If not...as soon as my kitchen is done.
    I want one now!
    L xo

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    1. Hope you will like..I know you'll love la cuisine:)x

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  28. Monique, your site is just breathtaking as any magazine. I want to try these muffins, but I am a little afraid I will eat them all.

    Madonna

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    1. You are so nice..sometimes the food and light and camera seem to get along..it is rare I find to have the 3 work in harmony:)
      I still have no clue Madonna on working Manual etc..
      I believe it is the diva muffin.
      How about if you make half?
      I am big on half..but I knew I was seeing my family across the street and knew they would like half.. 50/50.

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  29. Ces muffins sont parfaits et tellement appétissants !

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  30. I like trying new muffins recipe all the time. We would love these for sure. I will have to bake them soon. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. ah such light and beautiful photos! And those muffins, heavenly!

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    1. Anh..BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO..

      I watched the trailer..You are so lovely and the book looks great!

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  32. I can't believe how many of your posts I missed, Monique!! I went back and read each and every one.
    Your muffins look divine...cream cheese makes all the difference. There's a softness and texture I really love when you add yogurt, sour cream or cream cheese.

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  33. The flavors of lemons and blueberries go so well together. I know I would enjoy one of these with a cup of tea in the morning.

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  34. They are good..I agree barbara.. sour cream etc.. a nice texture..more moist not crumby..
    Little treats Karen..:)

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  35. Preciosas fotos M onique sus muffins magníficos amo los arándanos también,abrazos

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  36. Very tempting! These muffins are beautiful.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  37. Je les veux bien format "jumbo", ceux-là ! Tellement tentants ! ;o))

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  38. Blueberry muffins...
    They dont have these in Paris
    They do have muffins but they havent figured them out yet like the choc chip cookies
    Both are duds.
    Yum

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