Thursday, April 08, 2010

Red Berry Muffins

Red Berry Muffins

Do not let their unassuming appearance fool you, these muffins are heavenly. And don't let the name "muffin" fool you either. They are more suitable for dessert than breakfast. A very delicious dessert. Based on this recipe from Joy the Baker who has never once let me down.

Makes 12 muffins

6 tbsp unsalted butter
1/3 cup half and half
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup raspberries
3/4 cup strawberries
Brown Sugar

PREHEAT oven to 375F
GREASE or LINE muffin cups
WASH berries
SLICE strawberries into small pieces

MELT butter
WHISK in half and half, egg, egg yolk, and vanilla.

WHISK together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt
ADD butter mixture
STIR until just combined
FOLD in berries

SCOOP 2 tbsps batter into each tin
SPRINKLE generously with brown sugar

BAKE 18-25 minutes

My Thoughts
1. The original recipe called for turbinado sugar, but I used brown sugar instead. It lent a nice sweet crunchiness to the muffins that pushed them from good to great. It's certainly not required though if you are out.

2. As noted above, although fantastically delicious, these are probably a bit sweet for a stand alone breakfast. However, they would be a great addition to a brunch or as a sweet afternoon snack with some tea.


  1. As always, sounds super yummy! I gave you some love from my blog today, by the way. =)

  2. OMG these were a hit.

  3. Lcrr--glad you liked them! : )


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