14 April 2010

Nana Molloy's Blueberry Muffins

My Nana used to make the best blueberry muffins in the world. They were delicious.

Her recipe originally hails from the Jordan Marsh bakery that was on the first floor of the Jordan Marsh department store in Downtown Crossing. Jordan Marsh was the country's first department store. It opened in 1861 and was truly the picture of one-stop shopping. In 1988, Jordan Marsh was purchased by Macy's and the bakery was closed forever, but the recipe will live on in our family.

Nana's Blueberry Muffins
Makes 12
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups (1 pint) blueberries
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. sugar for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Line muffin pans with baking cups
  3. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt
  4. Mix together butter, sugar, and eggs
  5. Add dry ingredients to butter, sugar, and eggs in 3 additions. Alternate additions with milk.
  6. When well mixed, fold in blueberries
  7. Spoon into lined muffin pan
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes


  1. these muffins are all that, tops and bottoms.

  2. oooo i LOVE love LOVE blueberry muffins. does it make a difference if they're fresh or canned or frozen blueberries?

  3. Yep. Unfortunately for your wallet, fresh are the only way to go with these! They are super deliciously worth it though, I promise.

  4. it says baking powder two times then in the recipe it says soda??



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