Video: Blue Sky Bakery on Appraising the Perfect Muffin

Editor's Note: Welcome to a new episode of 1 Minute Meal, a series of video snapshots documenting the places, people, and foods that make New York a vibrant food community.

Blue Sky Bakery

[Photograph: Maggie Hoffman]

The much-loved muffins from Blue Sky Bakery may be sold in coffee shops throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan, but the joy of a Blue Sky muffin eaten straight out of the oven can only be experienced at the bakery itself. Even for locals, it can be difficult to show up at the right moment for a fresh muffin—the bakery closes by 2 p.m., and its operations are small-batch to the last. Still, the perfect muffin is a treat worth pursuing, and in this episode founder Erik Goetze puts into words what his bakers try to deliver in every tray.

1 Minute Meal: "Top of the Muffin TO YOU!" from James Boo on Vimeo.

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About the videographer: James Boo has been a Serious Eats contributor since 2010. Working as a freelance journalist, he is also the founder of Real Cheap Eats and a documentarian. Check out his food-and-travel blog, The Eaten Path, for more journeys to the real meal.