Lazy weekends are the best, aren't they? We had very few plans this weekend which was rare and delightful. I barely checked anything off my to-do list. We managed to be at the wrong restaurant for the wrong reservation on Saturday night. Sunday, we were inside when it was sunny and outside when it was pouring rain. And, still, it was great weekend. We got to the right restaurant and had a delicious meal, sprinted in laughter to our apartment while the rain came down on us, and made these delicious strawberry muffins while inside.
strawberry muffin squareStrawberry Muffins
Source: Sweet Paul, Summer 2012 (he called them cupcakes, i think they're more muffin-like. sets a better expectation)
1 stick butter, room temp
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup chopped strawberry (feel free to throw a little more in there)
15 strawberry slices
1. Preheat oven to 350F. 2. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 3. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well between each. 4. Add vanilla, flour, and baking powder. 5. Mix together until you have smooth batter (batter will be thick). 6. Fold in the strawberries- don't stir them in. 7. Divide batter in a cupcake pan. I used an ice cream scoop. 8. Bake until firm to the touch about 20 minutes. 9. Cool. Service with a dollop of whipped cream and a sliced strawberry.
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