Petra CoxPetra is a specialty baker for Mom's Apple Pie Company, a family-run bakery with four locations in Northern Virginia. By the time she was born, the family business had been operating from their home for three years. Petra and her siblings grew up rolling crusts, peeling apples and baking pies with their parents from early on. In addition to bakery experience, Petra trained with family friend, Is Harris, making a variety of Thai cuisine from scratch, punctuating her culinary appreciation for both sweet and savory flavors and techniques. Subsequent training in oenology and cuisine both in Florence, Italy and Washington, DC led to her current position as wine buyer and recipe research and development at Mom's Apple Pie in Occoquan, Virginia.
Petra Cox: I am Petra Cox with Moms Apple Pie in Occoquan, Virginia and we have baked some blueberry muffins and I am just going to show you how check, if they are done. You can tell by looking at them that they have risen nicely and they are nice an fat in the center on the top of the muffin. We are just going to use a wooden toothpick and insert it into one of the muffins and bring it out and it comes out clean without any moist crumb stuck to it, so thats how you can tell that your blueberry muffins are done. If you take them out too soon, the muffins will sort of collapse a little in the center on the top and so you want to make sure that they are nice and fully cooked before you bring them out. So, these are some nice perfectly baked blueberry muffins. You just need to let them cool off a little bit, they are very delicate right now. You can let them cool off before you remove them from the muffin tin and then you can enjoy them and thats how we make blueberry muffins.