Friday, March 31, 2006

Strawberry streusel muffins

I decided to make these muffins only because I had the streusel topping left over from the strawberry streusel cake - but I'll be making them more often because they were so scrumptious! The muffins stayed nice for the next two days, too, with the demerara sugar still keeping some of its crunch. That was a nice surprise.



This recipe made 12 mini muffins and four large ones. I guess it would make 8 large ones if you didnt want them mini.

Recipe for:
Strawberry streusel muffins



Ingredients:

2 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted and cooled
2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1 cup strawberries, cut in chunks



Streusel topping:

2 tbsp sugar (I used demerara)
2 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tbsp cold butter
2 tbsp chopped nuts (I used pecans)

Cut the butter into the sugar, cinnamon and salt till it resembles coarse breadcrumbs, then add the chopped nuts.

Method:

1. Pre-heat oven to 180C/350F.

2. Grease an 8-cup large muffin tray.

3. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.

4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until light.

5. Add the milk, yogurt, vanilla and melted butter/margarine. Whisk gently until well mixed.

6. Combine the flour mixture with the milk mixture and stir until the flour is moistened. Do not beat.

7. Gently stir in the strawberries. The batter should be thick.



8. Spoon the batter into the muffin pans.



Sprinkle with the streusel topping and bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. (If you're making mini muffins, check them for done-ness after 15 minutes.)



Serve warm. Re-heat in a microwave if required.

The muffins can be frozen. Re-heat for 10 minutes at 180C in the oven before serving.

4 comments:

Santhi said...

they look soo good shammi...
My "must do" baking list is becoming such a long one now..:)

Vineela said...

Hai,
Really Yummy. I love Strawberries.
Hope to try it once.
Vineela Krishna

Vaishali said...

Hi Shammi,
I like the flow, which your blog has. A real-life pace. I mean, one thing leading to another. Or leftovers giving birth to new dishes. Very nice.
As far as this Strawberry Streusel affair is concerned, I think I'll go for the muffins. I have seen that I cannot eat a lot of it in one go, if the cake or pastry has fresh fruit in it. It's too tart or too sweet for me then. Bite-sized mini muffins are just fine. I think, I'll have to take one more birth to prepare all these things. One life is just not going to be enough. :)

Puspha said...

Looks super yummy!!!!!