What makes a great chef? Training and technique of course, a generous personality… I only have one of those things. (Arguably).
I’d like to start by saying I do not bake. But! You must have the courage of your convictions! And so bake I did, and the Julia’s Blueberry Muffins recipe from Baking with Julia was my first victim. It was not without its challenges.
Firstly, I don’t have any muffin pans. Why I assumed I would is unclear, but I did in fact only have a loaf pan in my little kitchen. Also, I chose to work with blackberries rather than blueberries, because I simply prefer them. (Julia inspires remixes, you know).
Soldiering on! Start to finish it was admittedly simple. From my other cooking show hero, Alton Brown, I already knew the importance of process. (Dry ingredients, then wet, don’t over mix, and so on.) In the end I enjoyed a delicious if not attractive slice of Blueberry Muffin Turned Blackberry Bread and toasted Mrs. Child for her inspiration. Bon Appetit!