Sunday, June 27, 2010

Strawberries and Cream Muffins


This morning I got up, like most weekend mornings, wishing I had made some fabulous dough the previous night to make fresh cinnamon rolls or croissants this morning. Nope, I didn't. So I asked my husband, muffins or scones? Already knowing the answer, he said muffins and my mind starting working. I knew we had no blueberries or bananas, but we did have strawberries. Lots and lots of strawberries! They are my favorite fruit, so in the summer there are always strawberries in our fridge.



Strawberries and Cream Muffins

Streusel Topping
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp firm butter

Muffins
3/4 cup milk
1/4 vegetable oil
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup strawberries, cut into small chunks

Filling
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 egg (about 2 tbsp beaten)
1/4 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line muffin pan with baking cups or grease thoroughly. To prepare filling combine cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla and mix till smooth. Set filling aside. Combine flour, sugar, and cinnamon for streusel topping, then cut in butter using 2 forks or pastry cutter and combine till coarse crumbs. Set streusel topping aside. Whisk together milk, oil, and egg for muffin mixture, then add in all flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt only till moistened. The mixture will be lumpy.

Spoon in one tablespoon of muffin mixture into each cup, then top with half the chunked strawberries, and a tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture. Spoon remaining muffin mixture into each cup, top with remaining strawberries, and sprinkle streusel topping. Bake for 22-25 minutes. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes and serve warm.



These muffins really hit the spot this morning, they were crumbly and crunchy in all the right places. The strawberries slightly cooked and almost tasted like a strawberry jam and the smooth cream cheese filling was just enough sweet in the muffins. I am thinking this would be a good combination for a braided bread. Does anyone have a good recipe for a braided bread?


Recipe was adapted from Betty Crocker's Blueberry Muffin recipe.

25 comments:

  1. Thanks for the recipe. I also always have a fridge full of strawberries all summer long and this is a nice way to use them!

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  2. Yummy. Love muffins and strawberries! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Oh my gosh. Another winner by you. Again, I'll be trying this one. Thank you!

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  4. now those are incredible muffins.... strawberries, cream cheese and struesel...wow...all in one heavenly muffin...I can only imagine the joy of eating one right now, warm from the oven.....sigh...
    trade you some mousse cake for one!

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  5. These look so, so good. I bought a muffin cookbook from Costco the other weekend, and strawberry cream muffins was the first one I marked to bake. I need to pull the cookbook out and to get to it!

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  6. these look tasty! i'll have to wait another few weeks until the farmers here get good super sweet strawberries, but i'll be trying this one soon!

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  7. YUM!! Strawberry muffins sound so good!! The strawberries you have look so fresh!! Must've been delicious!

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  8. I could eat that batter raw. You made it look THAT good!

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  9. Nobody else caught the hilarious typo: "Line muffin man with baking cups or grease thoroughly." Totally made my day and I can't wait to make these! YUM!

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  10. @ Anonymous: I am just full of mistakes! Still giggling and now I want to watch Shrek, thanks for catching my typo!

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  11. This is great! I've been having a strawberry moment right now and I can't think of anything more perfect to make! Thank you for sharing... I've bookmarked your recipe!

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  12. OH MY!, Thanks for sharing this recipe, I will definitely have to make these.

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  14. You hear this all the time, but these were wonderful!

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  15. I was just talking to my bf about making strawberry muffins this weekend for breakfast! great minds think alike :) these look sooo good!!

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  16. These look delicious. I love streusel toppings. And then there's the cream cheese filling... and LOTS of strawberries. Yum! I bet these would be great with blueberries too.

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  17. These look so good! I'm always looking for tasty ways to incorporate strawberries into my baking, love this adapted recipe :).

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  18. Ooooh! These look great! Sadly, strawberry season is over where I live (Middle of NO WHERE) but I'm thinking I might try blueberries or raspberries.

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  19. Oh these sound so good!!!! My daughter would be thrilled for me to make these for her. :)

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  20. These turned out simply AMAZING! thanks for the great recipe everyone loved them!!

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  21. I am planning on making these for a strawberry themed baby shower this week! One question..how many does this recipe make? a dozen or 2 dozen? Thanks sooo much :)

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  22. Could I make this into a loaf instead? I don't have muffin tins...

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  23. Thanks you for this amazing recipe. These muffins are amazing. I have blogged about this recipe at my blog.

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