When our dear friend Mary was here last month, she and Andrew were comparing notes on blueberry muffins. Both Andrew and Mary were waxing nostalgic about some Department Store Blueberry Muffins, that, for years, they went out of their way to buy. Andrew remembered Wednesday night dinners with his sister and her then-husband when Blueberry Muffins from Stern’s, where he was then working, stood in for dessert. Mary remembered the blueberry muffins from another department store, Jordan Marsh. This was an age when bake shops in Department stores often the birthplace of great baked goods. Who can forget Neiman-Marcus’ Chocolate Chip cookies? Both Sterns and Jordan Marsh are history: both absorbed into the Macy’s brand. But their blueberry muffins live on in memory and, fortunately, in a recipe which Mary, a googler beyond compare, managed to find and send to Andrew who promptly baked two dozen of these incredibly moist, blueberry-filled, sugar-coated treats which we seemed to eat mornings, noon and after dinner. Talk about good!
|Blueberry Muffins under Glass|