I remember a large blueberry muffin sold from a corner stand in Tampa in the '60s and '70s. Does anyone have a recipe?
Gretchen Murphy, Tampa
Two readers, Marie Morales of Spring Hill and Mary Wyrozemski of Clearwater, share the same blueberry muffin recipe. Both ladies enjoy them and make them often. Marie said she makes them every week. Taking Marie's advice in her letter, I mixed them by hand rather than electric mixer. She uses a fork, I used a spatula. Marie also suggests using a wide deep bowl rather than a narrow deep bowl when mixing. The newspaper clipping Mary sent says this recipe will fill 8 muffin cups when filled to the top. Since Gretchen remembered a large muffin, I used my oversize muffin pan and made 5 muffins baked at 25 minutes. If all muffin cups are not full, fill the empty ones halfway with water to provide even baking. These muffins have a nice texture and additional layer of flavor with the cinnamon. The crumb topping adds a bit of crunch while the fresh blueberries burst with flavor.
Sarah Stork of Crystal Beach would like the recipe for the mud pie from the Chart House restaurant. Heather Munger of Tampa would like recipes for leftover ham including one for croque monsieur plus any others readers would like to share.
Cindy Peightel of St. Petersburg sends a great big "thank you" to Alice Butler for sharing not only the pumpkin cake recipe she requested but all the other Butler's Barbecue recipes as well. Cindy says they will all be added to her recipe collection.
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