SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition
There is no glory to the muffin. After cornflakes and milk, it's the most prosaic breakfast imaginable, the kind of thing you buy flats of from Costco for your office retreat or grab at the SFO Peet's on the way to your gate simply because every other pastry in the case looks too much like dessert.
Lori Baker, co-owner and pastry chef at Baker & Banker Bakery, makes a blueberry muffin that has more in common with the modern cupcake, an ornate miniature. The pastry's full name, in fact — “blueberry cream cheese streusel muffin” — is longer than those of most European princes.