I believe this will be my last quick bread of the Modern Baker Challenge. I'm opting not to do the sweet rusks as I'm not a coffee drinker and have little interest in a hard biscuit that must be dipped to not break teeth. I skipped the apple raisin bread and walnut date bread due to my "fruit in bread issue". These recipes might have potential as gifts or with substitutions, but for now I'll just let them sit untried.
Abby's review as the official blueberry crumb baker for the Modern Baker Challenge. She had the same issue with extra batter and topping. Nick Malgieri, the author, commented on her post and indicated he's always just divided the batter and topping between 12 muffins cavities. I wonder if his muffin pan is slightly larger? He also explains that mixing the blueberries in the batter, and thus crushing them slightly makes the muffins extra moist. I had also found this instruction a bit odd as all my other blueberry muffin recipes explicitly state to fold in the blueberries. The biggest point I took away is that he says the crumb topping "weighs down" the batter. I realized I should have really piled the topping on. Next time I will. And, there will be a next time for these muffins. I love getting tips from the author!!
I can't wait for blueberry season!