Saturday, August 15, 2009

Jared, this one's for you!

The biggest challenge we've had in developing our recipes has interestingly been the traditional blueberry.  We tried so many variations and just couldn't come up with one that, first of all worked and secondly, one we loved, until now.  Those of you familiar with our muffins know we have a fantastic Island Blueberry with lime and coconut.  But, we also wanted that traditional blueberry muffin.  Today, we offered "Jared's Blueberry", inspired by my son.  Jared loves blueberries, blueberry bagels, blueberry pancakes and of course blueberry muffins.  He gave us very good feedback during all the "trial runs".  The last bit of advice came after he stayed at a hotel in Boston.  Every morning he would have a blueberry muffins with a glaze.  So, in our last attempt to produce a fantastic blueberry muffin, we added a cinnamon crumb topping and a glaze.  Finally, we've hit upon a winner!  This muffin is filled with fresh Michigan blueberries, added by hand to keep the batter white.  Thanks Jared, we finally did it!

Our mission statement includes variety as a component along with our homemade goodness.  We want to offer something for everyone.  A month ago we introduced The Natural with no added sugar or fat and today we introduced our first "Gluten-Free" Muffin!  It is the Apple Cinnamon.  We had a wonderful response at the Farmers Market.  Here's a list of the ingredients: brown rice flour, white rice flour, tapioca flour, potato flour, flax seed meal, yogurt, apple, butter, sugar, eggs, xanthan gum, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt.  We will continue to offer these August 29th at the Texas Township Farmers Market at 8th St and Q Ave.  See you there!

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