Lemon-Glazed Blueberry Muffins

Muffins:

2 cups unbleached flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 large egg

1 cup sugar

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

1 1/4 cups sour cream

1 1/2 cups blueberries

Lemon Glaze:

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup sugar


Muffins:

Heat oven to 350.

Grease muffins tin.

Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.

Whisk egg in a second bowl until light-colored.

Add sugar and whisk vigorously until thick.

Add melted butter in 2 or 3 addition, whisking to combine after each addition.

Add sour cream in 2 additions, whisking just to combine.

Add blueberries to dry ingredients and gently toss.

Add sour cream mixture and fold with rubber spatula until batter comes together and berries are evenly distributed.

Use ice cream scoop to drop batter into greased muffin tin.

Bake until light golden brown and toothpick inserted in center of muffin come out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.

Allow to cool on wire rack for 5 minutes.

Lemon Glaze:

While muffins are baking, combine 1 teaspoon grated fresh lemon zest and 1/2 cup sugar in shallow bowl.

Bring 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup sugar to a simmer in a small sauce pan.

Simmer until mixture is thick and syrupy and reduced to about 4 tablespoons.

After baked muffins have cooled 5 minutes, brush tops with glaze, then dip tops of muffins into lemon sugar. (12 muffins)


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