Saturday, July 4, 2009

Strawberry Streusel Muffins

What to do with loads of strawberries and a lazy Saturday afternoon? Well you make Strawberry Streusel Muffins of course! When the weather is warm, I don't want to bake something extravagant, I go for easy & simplicity. I never really had a strawberry muffin before, I think blueberry muffins are most common, but I would take these Strawberry Streusel Muffins over a blueberry muffin ANY day! Rating: 4 out of 5.


Strawberry Streusel Muffins recipe: adapted from Recipezaar.com & Martha Stewart's 'Baking Handbook'

Ingredients:
- 1/3 cup sugar
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup fresh strawberries or frozen strawberries, chopped

Streusel:
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
- Dash of salt

Instructions:
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl. Add egg, mix well.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture, together with milk. Stir in vanilla, followed by strawberries.
- Fill 12 paper-lined muffin cups with batter.
- Streusel: combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Cut in the butter, using a pastry blender, until large, moist clumps form. Sprinkle a teaspoon over muffin batter before they go in the oven.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until browned.


My chopped strawberries diving in the muffin batter.


Pre-oven, no streusel added yet.


Post-oven with the wonderful streusel topping.


I love how the muffins look like bloodshot eyes. I never thought I would find the sight of bloodshot eyes attractive.


Though I ate them for lunch, they are perfect breakfast muffins as well.


Nom, nom!

6 comments:

Steph said...

The concept of adding fruit is always appealing, but it never works out for me. Your muffins look yummy and especially with the streusel!

Sweetie said...

the lines of strawberry look very nice from above. you'll be glad to wake up to those tomorrow morning!

apparentlyjessy said...

I love muffins with streusel topping, these look so yummy!

Lůc Mác said...

I baked these muffins and they were absolutely perfect. Thanks for a great recipe

Paris Pastry said...

@Luc Mac: You're very welcome. Glad you liked them!

Anonymous said...

Got up Sun morning and wanted something fresh baked...found your recipe and just finished enjoying these tasty breakfast treats-very good!Next time I would cut up my berries into smaller chopped pieces-maybe 1/4 inch - would be easier to eat while still warm.Husband wanted more cinnamon!!