When we meet Bree Van de Kamp for the very first time in the very first episode of the very first season, she’s at the door of the grieving Young family carrying two baskets filled with muffins and other baked goods that she’s made from scratch. Paul Young has just lost his wife, Mary-Alice.
Bree politely informs Paul that one basket is for guests and the other basket is for him and his son, Zach, since the least she can do is make sure they have a decent meal to look forward to in the morning.
Oh, and of course she’ll need the baskets back when he’s done.
One of the interesting pieces of information in this recipe is that they suggest you use frozen blueberries instead of fresh ones. Ever baked or cooked with blueberries and they “leaked” blue all over the meal? That doesn’t happen with frozen blueberries! For the most part they stayed as perfectly little plump berries.
First the oven was preheated and a muffin tin was sprayed with cooking spray. Milk and butter were combined and melted over the stove, and then mixed with eggs and orange zest.
Separately, all the dry ingredients were combined before including blueberries. The blueberries are tossed so their coated with the dry ingredients, and then the wet ingredients are added and it’s all mixed together.
At this point, the batter is poured into the muffin tin, filling up each of the 12 compartments until there’s no batter left (note: I had about 1/2 cup left that wouldn’t fit). The tops are sprinkled with sugar before baking until a toothpick comes out clean.
I’m more of a chocolate chip muffin kind of person, but these were actually really good! The orange zest was definitely a good addition and worked well with the blueberries. The fact that I tried these while they were still warm probably didn’t hurt, either!
The recipe is maybe a little more challenging than most other muffin recipes, but it’s not difficult.
You will need butter, milk, eggs, an orange, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and blueberries.