Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tall Blueberry Muffins

I have this "thing" with blueberry muffins. I am always on the look out for the perfect recipe that will yield me muffins with high domes.

To be honest, I have baked a lot of blueberry muffin failures. I would say almost all of them tasted just fine. They just lacked the "dome" or the "height" I so desperately craved. This is one of the main reasons I hardly ever post muffins here.

I don't know, I just think the dome (or muffin top) makes the muffin taste better. Sounds crazy huh? This quirk (okay, obsession) of mine sometimes takes over my baking.

For example, I refuse to hand out a misshapen cookie, a lopsided cupcake, or a brownie that is not 2x2. Yes, I bust out the ruler for all bar cookies ...but I digress.

I have finally figured out a way to have "tall" gorgeous muffins without having to pray and beg the baking gods for a "dome". What is my secret?

Sky-high muffin wrappers from Europe! I love these wrappers! I am so glad that my friend K. keeps me knee-deep in these beautiful liners. Whenever I feel like muffin I just bake them in one of the wrappers she has sent.

I think the muffin cases help my baking eccentricities (neurosis) relax a bit. On the bright side, if you receive cookies or brownies from me you'll be able to take comfort in the fact that each one is identical. I promise.

Print This Recipe: BLUEBERRY MUFFINS

40 comments:

Passionate About Baking said...

Just gorgeaus, almost handsome looking & yet very pretty! WOW...I love tall muffins Gigi, & blueberries are my daughters fave. A pity we don't get 'em here, though I did make some granola bars with dehydrated blueberries recently. I *heart* those muffin cases too...

Rosie said...

Oh Gigi those blueberry muffins are just amazing!! They are SO tall and look so light and moist!

Rosie x

VeggieGirl said...

Stunning!!

Dani said...

i would say this has been a "dome" good success haha

Hallie Fae said...

I love blueberry muffins, those look soo good!

Grace said...

if i'm being honest, i prefer a wide, stout muffin to a tall, thin muffin, but that's only because the topping is usually my favorite part. these are beautiful, there's no doubt about that. :)

Katie said...

Gigi they look gorgeous and very tall and proud. I know what you mean about liking tall fluffy muffins - they look so much better than the short dense ones. Bluberry is my favourite muffin flavour - how did you guess!

Snooky doodle said...

I like those wrappers in fact I m going to buy some. those muffins ,look so good.

kamailesfood said...

Beautiful muffins! The papers and height make them look more sophisticated than the typical breakfast fare.

La Pinche Cocinera said...

Looks very elegant, i bake lastnight muffins too and looks like cupcake i think is the flour here only have flour for tortillas:(

The Food Librarian said...

These look so perfect! What a nice presentation.

Brooke said...

Yay....a blueberry muffin recipe...I bought some on Sunday to make this weekend. Can't wait to try 'em.

Brilynn said...

I love those wrappers too! So pretty! And the muffin top is always my favourite part to eat...

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

These are beautiful - much more sophisticated than the regular muffin shape. Bet they tasted delicious.

Abbie said...

I'm with Grace; I prefer a short stout muffin with lots of topping. But these look really great!

Ann said...

I am SO very glad you "have a thing" for blueberry muffins bc they are truly the only ones I like...or LOVE, rather! Gorgeous!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Tehehehe So funny that you measure all your finished products :P

I wish I liked blueberries. My boyfriend loves them, but I rarely use them because, as a child, I was conditioned to like the artificial blueberry flavor in pop-tarts and Eggo waffles!

Bunny said...

They're beautiful Gigi!! They look so light and fluffy!!

thecoffeesnob said...

I totally get your obsession, Gigi.

The muffins look super cute!

Hannah said...

I've never seen such a lovely muffin before! Those papers are great. :)

Joy the Baker said...

Three words: want those papers! Love!!!

Sara said...

These look so good! I like tall muffins too, it's sad when they flatten all over the top of the muffin tin.

Caroline said...

They sell those papers at Sur La Table, but are so expensive. You're lucky to have someone send them to you. And those muffins look really tall and moist. Love blueberry muffins.

Jo said...

Fantastic looking muffins. It looks absolutely delicious and moist. Wish I was having one right now!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Blueberry muffins are my favorite. I love how deliciously moist these look. Beautiful!

Talita said...

Gorgeous these muffins! Your blog is awesome! A lot of delicious and beautiful looking recipes.

Baking and Mistaking said...

These look beautiful...maybe your life-long dream has now come true! Blueberry muffins for all!

Magnolia Wedding Planner said...

gigi darling! they absoloutely look delicious and perfect! I adore blueberries too and I think this is a gorgeous recipe dear
Have a fav day!
Silvia

Jacque said...

LOL, you're so funny! I have a bit of neurosis myself, I'm afraid.

Your muffins are magazine worthy! Congrats on finding just the right muffin cup.

Olivia said...

Wow I've never seen the shape of muffins like this. It looks like a tower of blueberry goodness :)

Memoria said...

Have you tried the muffin recipe on allrecipes? You should, if you haven't!! http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/To-Die-For-Blueberry-Muffins/Detail.aspx

I love how your muffins look!! They're so pretty!

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Tiffany said...

Hi,
Just found your recipe and will try it this weekend!
So glad someone else craves the perfect muffin shape and I definitely agree that the right muffins are the tall ones! I cannot get mine to rise higher than mini cup cakes and I have tried at least 5 different recipes.

Chloe said...

Also good with cranberries!!!! Hard to find the right pan though....

yoong。 said...

wow!! love it!! blueberry muffin!! ^^

Antu Jelly said...

look great.....wish i hv try one

neyira said...

like it.

Lexi's Blog On Life said...

They look so good! Are you giving out recipes?

papillon blanc said...

I'm agree, even if the perfection do not exist, this is important cooks some, only for the effect that produced on the guests. I am French. Once, I came to Canada and i tasted the fabulous one blueberry muffins. yours seems to be also delicious. Cheer for your perseverance. excuse me for my bad english.

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