Oh, I hope you don't go oh! no..strawberries again o_0? It's funny how I can't seem to steer clear away from strawberries. I can't help it, it's one of my favourite berries..LOLs.
Actually, I had some left over fresh strawberries in the fridge, and since I was planning to pack some snack to the office, what better way to treat yourself to some healthier snack. Or least I try to think they are healthy.. Yes, I wouldn't buy a muffin as I find such joy to bake myself Strawberry Muffins. All you got to do is pop it in a microwave oven, and pre-heat it for about 15 seconds or so and voila you will have a juicy fresh home baked warm muffin. Perfect to go with tea, milk or even coffee. Oh! since this recipe isn't exactly a super uber sweet strawberry muffin [yup.. I bolded it], you get to drizzle some honey and spread cream cheese over it. It's delish.. do try it sometime. Enjoy!
P/S: Just need a mixing bowl, spatula, some measuring spoons, a heat proof bowl and weighing scale. Minimal cleaning up ;). I've also tweaked the recipe by adding extra flavouring agents like our baking best friend" The Vanilla".
Recipe- adapted from BBC's Olive magazine
yields approx. 6-8 large muffins and 1 dozen medium sized muffins
For the strawberry muffins
100g or 1/2 cups caster sugar
1tbsp baking powder
250g or 2 1/4 cups all purporse flour
1 large egg
175ml or 2/3cups+ 1tbsp milk
75g butter or 1/3 cup butter, melted
150g or 1 cup strawberries, cut into cubes
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Turbinado sugar, to sprinkle (optional)
Note: Both salted and unsalted butter is fine. In this case, I had some unsalted butter in hand, so I used unsalted butter this time. If you do like to add some salt to the batter, 1/8 tsp of salt is sufficient.
To prepare strawberry muffins:
1. Preheat oven to 180C approx. 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners or grease them with a little butter and sprinkle some flour, if you do not have cupcake liners.
2. Sieve and combine sugar, baking powder and flour in a large bowl.
3. In a seperate mixing bowl, using a whisk lighly beat egg and milk together and stir in melted butter. With a fork or spatula, fold in siefted flour, sugar and baking powder. It does not need to be thoroughly mixed. A good muffin should have some lumps left in the batter.
4. Spoon muffin mixture into prepared muffin/cupcake pans and sprinkle some turbinado sugar (optional). Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean or until the tops of muffin are golden brown in colour.