Friday, April 29, 2011

An English Breakfast Treat

I saw this recipe for Strawberries and Cream Mini Muffins in the latest issue of People magazine. British chef Nigella Lawson suggested that they would be the perfect breakfast for watching the royal wedding. "Strawberries and cream are about as British as you can get!" says Lawson.

I did not get up at 4am, but I did make the muffins and turned on the TV in time to see the happy couple exiting Westminster Abbey.

And no need to wait for a wedding (royal or otherwise), these muffins are melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

With strawberry season just around the corner, you'll definitely want to give these a try!

Strawberries and Cream Mini Muffins

1 cup strawberries, slightly under-ripe and diced

1 squeeze of lemon juice

1 cup flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/3 cup sour cream

1 tsp vanilla

1 large egg

powdered sugar for dusting

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 24-cup mini-muffin tin with paper baking cups.

2. Put diced strawberies in a bowl and spritz with lemon juice.

3. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sugar and baking soda.

4. In a small bowl, beat together oil, sour cream, vanilla and egg. Pour mixture over dry ingredients, stirring to combine. Fold in strawberries.

5. Divide batter evenly in baking cups. Bake 12-14 minutes until cake tester comes out clean.

6. Place tin on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove muffins and dust with powdered sugar when cool.

*** I made 12 regular-sized muffins instead of the mini-muffins and baked them for about 18 minutes. Then I dusted them with the powdered sugar and ate them while they were still warm. They were very moist and bursting with fresh strawberry flavor. Delicious!

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bj said...

These look sooo yummy...and so did Kate!! :))
xo bj

NanaDiana said...

Great minds think alike! I pulled this page out of People before I handed it over to my daughter this weekend. AND did you see the Shepherd's pie recipe on the other side? I thought that looked like a good down-home meal for a chilly night too! Your muffins look delicious-I can't wait to try them! xxoo Diana

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

These sounds wonderful! And perfectly royal.

I'd love to have you share this recipe on my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This is an easy way to have one of my favorites! Looks like a great recipe!

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

MMMMM...yum! Wish I could have popped over for breakfast! :)

Lisa said...

These look lovely - I go for anything strawberry!

d e l i g h t said...

those sound sooo good! Nigella Lawson has the best recipes...everyone I try is fabulous. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Annesphamily said...

I clipped this recipe too! Now I need to make these yummy muffins! Yours look so yummy! I did watch bits and pieces of the royal wedding. It was wonderful and elegant. I think the happy couple has a wonderful chance of happiness lasting longer than poor Williams parents! They are much more mature! Have a great weekend! Anne

~K @ VintageSkye said...

Oh yum! I am trying those!

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Simply Bungalow said...

Those look wonderful. Can't wait to try out the recipe!

paintedlady89 said...

I will have to make these...they look yummy!

Lisa said...

Strawberries are coming on sale this week and I really want to give your muffins a try. Thanks for linking them up to Sweets for a Saturday.