Pierre Herme Blueberry Muffin Recipe

When I was in London a few months back I decided to hit Pierre Herme for a macaron fix.  I usually hit up the Pierre Herme at Selfridges but this time around decided to find the actual boutique in Knightsbridge (who am I kidding, I totally visited the one at Selfridges earlier in the week).  Those who know me know that I’m an excellent navigator, I rarely get lost.  I’m not sure what happened that day but I got lost like 4 times en route to Pierre Herme.  I think I was being over-confident and didn’t stop to get “in” the map (yes, I like to get “in” the map like Joey on Friends).  As a result I took many a wrong turn.  I even stumbled across a protest!  Needless to say, by the time I arrived at the boutique I had earned my macaron(s).

The woman at the boutique was fabulous and we started discussing my love of Pierre Herme and we talked about how I’ve been to the boutiques in Paris etc.  The woman was nice enough to even gift me with a free macaron. HOLLA!  As I was waiting to make my purchase I spotted the English version of Pierre Herme’s Pastries book.  As you may recall, my last London visit was coupled with a visit to Paris where I had wanted to do an advanced pastry class but couldn’t find one that fit my schedule.  It was clearly a sign that I stumbled across this book so I bought it… all 5 lbs of this book!  I would also like to point out that my suitcase on the way back was overweight.

Muffins are OK.  Sure, I like the variety in the muffin world but truth be told if I want something sweet on the go in the morning a muffin isn’t too high on the list. Give me a doughnut or  a danish or perhaps a pain au chocolate or chausson au pommes… all so much more interesting than a muffin.  Plus, haven’t we all had super mediocre muffins?  Those giant orbs of doughiness with the edges of the tops being the only salvageable part? Yup, I can sympathize.

Occasionally I’ll make muffins at home but even then they aren’t that awesome so I usually just use my muffin tins to make cupcakes or tarts.  That is until I stumbled across Pierre Herme’s blueberry muffin recipe.  I actually only ended up making this because we had a ton of frozen blueberries that needed to be used.

These muffins are life-changing.

So they’re a blueberry muffin.  Pierre Hermes kicks them up a notch with a crumb topping with some ground almonds up in there.  Oh, but then he has the NERVE to add lime zest to the muffin batter for a bit of a zing.  Seriously. These muffins are ridonkulous.

Make them.

 

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4 Responses to Pierre Herme’s Blueberry Muffins

  1. vicky says:

    Let’s do a muffin swap!!

  2. […] Recipe: Makes 12 muffins Adapted from whatsonmyplate […]

  3. Amanda says:

    Nice muffins, but I think you’ve forgotten the cream? I made these according to your recipe and had to add milk to get a good consistency. I went out online to find another post for these muffins and others have listed 3/4 cup cream, otherwise great recipe and thanks for sharing it!
    I love Pierre Hermes when I’ve been to Paris!

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