Our version of the Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffin.
When I was young, from time to time my Aunt Aleli would visit us from Boston. And every time she came to visit, she would bring us a load of blueberry muffins from the bakery at Jordan Marsh. Thee muffins quickly became my Gold Standard for blueberry muffins and nothing else suffices.
Jordan Marsh was an department store chain based in Boston that was started in 1841 and lasted until they were converted into Macy's stores in 1996. The bakery department of Jordan Marsh was hailed and revered by New Englanders. These were true examples of blueberry muffin perfection. Sweet and tender moist cake with a wonderfully crusty, sugary dome and lots of blueberries. So good, they made a tremendous impression that lasts until today.
In the decades since Jordan Marsh closed, I've tried many different muffins and none of them came even close. So, a couple years ago, we started tinkering with recipes. There's a few online trying to recreate the JM muffin, and some of them are pretty good. They just weren't what I remembered. So, we kept tinkering until we came up with this - an accurate representation of what I remember of the texture, moisture, sweetness and tastiness of the Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffin.
And now you can have a taste of this special muffin (evidently, forty years in the making) on the weekends at Spro. We have them every Saturday morning, so come down and give them a try!