”I love to bake, so I made vanilla bean and blueberry muffins for sick hospital children. Just kidding! All of that is true except the sick children part.”
~ Sloane Crowley
If you’ve ever been buried deep in the depths of despair, you know there’s nothing that can lift you out of it quite like the smell of freshly baked blueberry muffins. Ever since the concept of muffins met the blueberry, none have been able to topple the blueberry muffin from its place as the best and most delicious muffin in existence. Blueberry Muffin Day was set up in honor of that fact so that we can all recall and celebrate the king of the muffins.
History of Blueberry Muffin Day
The origin of the blueberry muffin is a tale of adaptation and culinary fortune. Once long ago there was a commonly used berry known as the bilberry, it was commonly used in all forms of baked goods throughout Europe. When first arriving in the Americas, the pilgrims realized that bilberries were not native to this new land, and so it was that the blueberry was discovered and found its way into baking. What a fortunate day it was for the muffin when this occurred, for it is without question that the blueberry muffin knows no equal.
But in order to make a blueberry muffin, one must know how to properly use the blueberry. You see, you can’t simply use any old blueberry. Fresh blueberries are delightful on ice-cream and sprinkled on pancakes, but have no place in muffins. Frozen blueberries are convenient and can be used to make an incredible smoothie but alas they, like the fresh blueberries, turn to mush when processed in a batter. So for blueberry muffins, only dried blueberries with do!
How To Celebrate Blueberry Muffin Day
The best way to celebrate Blueberry Muffin Day is by enjoying a rich flavorful blueberry muffin! Once you’ve gobbled down one (or several, it’s OK, we won’t tell) you can share the wealth with your friends and co-workers. Blueberry Muffin Day is a day for sharing, and also for learning the most important recipe you’ll ever learn, that of the delicious blueberry muffin. Search them out on the internet, and find the one that speaks to your blueberry loving soul, and then prepare batch after batch until your craving for blueberry muffins is sated! Then keep practicing until it comes around again!