Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Strawberry Muffins

     Strawberries.  I have to tell you I love photographing them.  The color is so beautiful it’s they are often a delightful subject.  Thankfully, my children share this fascination with me if not in photography the idea of including them in preparations.  Making use of them hence is a breeze..

  The last time we bought strawberries and made the preparado I had a few remaining.  Having talked about liking the looks sometimes you will agree the fruit can be too sour to eat with out a dip or ice cream.  I decided we needed more variety so made some muffins.   




Ingredients:

Strawberry-Bite sized pieces- 1 1/4cup
Butter- 1/2 cup
Granulated Sugar- 1/2 cup/to your liking
Brown sugar- 1/4 cup
Eggs- 2
Milk- 1/2 cup
Pure Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
Flour- 2 1/4 cup
Baking Powder- 1 1/4 tsp
Baking soda- 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon- 1 tsp
Salt- a pinch




Method:

1.Hull and cut the strawberries into bite sized pieces and keep them foe 10-15 minutes to dry up a bit, so that it won't get too mushy when mixed with the flour.
2.Preheat the oven to 375 degree F.
3.Line or grease the muffin pans. This measurement will give you ~18 standard size muffins.
4.Whisk together the flour,Cinnamon, Baking powder,Baking soda and salt.
5.Beat the butter and sugar until smooth.beat in the eggs. Do not over beat them.
6.Add the vanilla extract and milk, beat to mix in.
7.Throw in the strawberry pices into the flour and toss them to get coated with the flour.
8.Add this flour mixture to the wet mixture and beat at low speed to mix in/gently fold in using a spatula.
9.Mix all the flour mixture like this, scrapping the sides if necessary.
10.Spoon into the prepared muffin pans till 3/4th and bake.
11.Bake for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.



Contributor; Namitha

64 comments:

  1. lovely strawberry muffins! look so perfect!

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  2. lovely and perfect...nice clicks

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  3. the muffins look so moist soft and spongy and yummy too.

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  4. You do take beautiful pictures! The muffins look fantastic too! Now if I could just smell them!

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  5. Beautiful pics again namitha, very nice one with strawberries...looks very attractive

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  6. Stunning photos and mouthwatering muffins !. Very good Nami.

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  7. These look so lovely! I can almost taste how good they must be. I'm also very glad that they are so easy to make. Easy and delicious just can't be beat.

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  8. Daughter thinks these look so very good and wants you guessed it to make some for her.

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  9. Yours photos are amazing and make my mouth water.

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  10. I would steal them from the muffin tray :) they are so adorable n colorful namitha.Kewl pics.

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  11. Namitha and Sunitha,

    Strawberry muffins looks really wonderful. Make me hungry.

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  12. ohhh that looks wonderful. lovely colour and looks very fluffy too.

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  13. Strawberry muffins are new to me....very heathly dish and perfet for the kids...hope my daughter will like it....I too love photgraphying them....

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  14. Lovely... Muffins are so tempting

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  15. Lovely muffins. I made similar ones a few weeks ago but with frozen strawberries. Yum :-)

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  16. wowww..superb snap..too tempting.. :)

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  17. Yummy yummy yummy ,these look devine.Beautiful click.

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  18. Fantastic and beautiful muffins...awesome!!

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  19. Muffin Pinch :)

    Yeah, those upma kozhukattais are a demand from hubbys friends when they come home..they dont know how to make it but everyone wants to eat it. Old is gold huh?

    http://ruchikacooks.com

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  20. Looks delicious. Love all the strawberry bits inside. Thanks for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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  21. Wow !! recently I even baked strawberry muffins, still in my drafts !! Looks fluffy !!

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  22. Beautiful clicks..Muffins looks so yummy!!!!!

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  23. Muffins are so tempting. Beautiful pictures.

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  24. Easy and Yummy Strawberry muffins. One of my family favorite choice for breakfast.

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  25. Muffins looks super good...lovely clicks too...I think I should make these too now that the strawberries season is here...the berries are also very sweet these days :)

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  26. Lovely muffins...and it's a pleasure to photograph strawberries...the prettiest fruit ever!!!

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  27. OMG, lovely strawberry muffins there! Superb clicks made it really mouthwatering...pass me some pls...:)

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  28. These look wonderful. The perfect muffin for the season! YUM!!!

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  29. Great idea of using strawberries in muffins.Beautiful clicks.looks yum

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  30. Good idea to add fresh strawberry into muffin, my kids will love this, will try this out soon.Thanks for sharing.

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  31. The muffins look so cute Namitha :)
    Wish I could reach out to the picture and grab myself some. Drool-drool :)

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  32. Beautifully captured in all its essence!

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  33. The muffins look so yummy . Love the clicks too .
    Thanks for visiting my blog n putting in such a lovely comment.

    Smita
    @ Little Food Junction

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  34. Cute muffins - its like they have a story to tell and are jumping one on top of the other to tell it! Love it!

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  35. Great presentation and yummy too...

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  36. wow namitha..these look great...recipe is really easy ...thanks for sharing..
    TC

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  37. Beautiful pics... i cant say strawberry muffins are my favorite but urs make me want to try one!

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  38. I really must make use of my muffin pan, looks great!

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  39. Yummy muffins with yummy pics! Hey I just saw in news in U.k, today pineberries are going on sale today!

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  40. I love hopping to u site to see those beautiful photographs coming thru! They are treats!!! I am not a fan of strawberries as a fruit, but I give thumbs up to these muffins!

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  41. Muffins looks perfect and sounds great with strawberries,,sure it will taste good,,

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  42. Great idea namitha....muffins look awesome and excellent clicks as well.

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  43. Strawberries are, I think, my favorite summer fruit. I love the sound of these muffins! Perfect to satisfy my strawberry cravings even when the fruit isn't exactly in season yet.

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  44. lovely! lovely! Photographic textures - very true about those little fruits, in fact, I tried practicing photography just with a plate of fresh strawberries!

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  45. Soooo beautiful and tempting muffins and clicks dear...

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  46. Beautiful clicks!!. I am becoming a fan of ur photography. I like the clean and non clutter look of ur pics!.

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  47. The muffins look so moist !! Lovely pictures !!

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  48. oru kala kari anu ttoo...kidilan photography..very professional :)

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  49. Beautiful muffins... looks fantastic.

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  50. The first pict is excellent ! Now i love ur photos more than strawb :) Just kidding!

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  51. your muffins look perfect and delicious Namitha!!! I love them!!!

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  52. What beautiful muffins! And I imagine very delicious too. They are very pretty to photograph!

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  53. Beautiful clicks,muffins looks perfect

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  54. nice clicks.......strawberries r all time fav. here....

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