Wednesday, March 25, 2009

LAWSUIT Triple Berry Muffins

I love muffins! One of my favorites is the Triple Berry variety. I have searched out various recipes in hopes of uncovering the perfect one. Once again, I land with one of my tried and true favorite bakers, Marcy Goldman. She has several books out, but one of my absolute "go to" is: THE BEST OF BETTER BAKING. She has a recipe for the Lawsuit Buttermilk Muffin. The story goes that as a Pastry Chef in NYC, Marcy spent many laborious hours concocting a 5 star muffin for a bakery she worked at. They were selling 75 dozen a day! She started with a Bon Appetite recipe and revised it to come up with the Lawsuit Muffin. Why call it a Lawsuit Muffin? Well, after working at yet another bakery who hijacked her recipe after firing her, she decided to seek legal counsel and settled out of court for a nominal sum. In the end, she was the sole proprietor of HER recipe. Thus, the "secret formula" for the perfect muffin was shared in her cookbook. After baking up 6 dozen to take to work this week, I must say that they were DIVINE! All of them were gone within 30 minutes!!! They live up to their name and then some!

First, you make the struesal topping. It's a combination of brown sugar, butter and walnuts. You can make extra and freeze it for future baking!

Then, you mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

Mix light brown sugar, vegetable oil and buttermilk with vanilla extract. After that, you mix the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until mixed.

Add frozen triple berry mix to batter. Frozen berries work better because they don't bleed and turn your mixture pink! I use ALDI brand triple berry mix. The berries are delicious and the price is fantastic!

Put batter in paper cups in muffin tin using ice cream scoop. Sprinkle stuesal topping on batter. Make sure oven is preheated to 375 degrees before placing in the oven.

Bake muffins at 375 degrees for 15-18 min. Turn oven down to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Let muffins cool in pan for 5 minutes and then cool on rack.

Pour a glass of milk and ENJOY!

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