September 7, 2014
THE FAMOUS JORDAN MARSH BLUEBERRY MUFFINS
Me: "What would you like for breakfast?"
Him: "A piece of toast."
Me: "Toast! I think we can do better than that!"
The muffins are a clone of "The Famous Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins!" These muffins were indeed famous up until the mid-1900's when Jordan's, one of Boston's two iconic department stores was purchased by Macy's. The other infamous store was Filene's.
Since the bakery closed in the early 1990's, the blueberry muffins have became the focus of much lore around the Boston area. A December 2004 Boston Globe article said, "For decades, any decent downtown shopping trip ended at Jordan Marsh, where the promise of a sugar-crusted blueberry muffin could make annoying children angelic.
After the store's closing, former Jordan Marsh baker, John Pupek, opened the Jordan Marsh Muffin Company in Brockton, Massachusetts. The company made thousands of blueberry muffins a week, as well as other delicacies made famous by Jordan Marsh. Although it closed in 2004, Pupek still owns the Jordan Marsh Muffin name. As of 2004 his muffins were still sold at Macy's in Portland, Maine where Pupek's former co-worker leases the bakery and bakes muffins from frozen batter that Pupek sells her.
1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) butter
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 cup milk
2 1/2 cups blueberries, fresh preferred
1/4 cup sugar, for topping
Estelle’s Sweet Tip:
These muffins are incredible!
This will be the recipe of choice!