Butter, flour and sugar are mixed together and used as a topping, which is called a streusel topping. Often used for toppings on muffins, cakes and pastries, this sweet and crumbly addition to baked goods makes biting into this blueberry muffin from Anna Olson, all that better!
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The muffins will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Preheat the oven to 375ºF and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
For the streusel topping, stir the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Work in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture is roughly crumbled and no large pieces of butter are visible. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, sugar and lemon zest together, until well combined. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Add half of this to the butter mixture and stir until blended. Add the milk, stir well and then stir in the remaining flour until smooth. Gently stir in the blueberries.
Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tin (they will fill right to the top of the muffin cups) and sprinkle the streusel mixture overtop. Bake the muffins for about 35 minutes, until a tester inserted in the centre of a muffin comes out clean. Cool the muffins in the tin for 15 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.