Monday, June 28, 2010

Hello Monday Delicious

Delicious, fresh from the oven, triple berry muffins!
So good, so very good.

adapted from The Bread Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum

4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter softened
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
3/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon plus a pinch of salt
1/3 cup sour cream
1 cup of berries (you can use fresh if you have them. I use a frozen berry mix of raspberries, blackberries and blueberries slightly thawed)

Line a 6 muffin, muffin tin with paper or foil liners.

Preheat the oven to 375 F. (190 C) with oven shelf at the middle level.

In a large bowl, with a wooden spoon, cream the butter, sugar and lemon zest until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Spoon half of the flour mixture and half of the sour cream onto the butter/sugar mixture and, using a rubber spatula, fold in until most of the flour disappears. Repeat with the remaining flour and sour cream, folding in just until the flour disappears. Gently fold in the berries.

Fill the muffin cups by spooning in batter almost to the top. Dust the tops with a little sugar.

Bake the muffins for 25 - 35 minutes or until the muffins spring back when pressed lightly in the center with your finger tip and a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Unmold the muffins from the tin and turn right side up on a wire cooling rack until you can't stand it anymore and eat! Makes about 6 muffins. you can double the recipe very easily for 12 muffins.

A metric conversion can be found here

Happy Monday!


Katiebee said...

oh my those look yummy~ our berries are ripening now! thanks for sharing the recipe!

Floss said...

These look so good - we've been planning what to bake for our camping trip in a few weeks' time, and we might just add these to the list!

I also love your previous post, and what you've done with the room. We also have Sir Summer with us now, although how long he intends to stay I wouldn't like to comment...

Andrew Craig said...

Save one for me!

Sherri B. said...

Yummy, those look so good. I have some frozen berries and think since summer has taken leave up here, once again, baking a batch of these might be just the ticket. I just love the slight crunch that putting sugar on top before baking gives to the muffins. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

I've been looking for some good recipes to aid in our freezer space-saving project. This looks perfect for all of those frozen berries we've been stockpiling throughout the year. Yum, yum - thank you for the recipe. :)

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

so good, our freezer is never without frozen raspberries.

lifeshighway said...

Those look yummy. I love to make blackberry muffins. I love to make just about anything with blackberries.

Ariella said...

yummy! we're all berry lovers around here, we'll have to try this!

Cathie said...

berry anything is amazing!
love the look of a good ol' muffin..mmmm ♥

Unknown said...

yum! yum! xo m.

Mom L said...

I swear I can smell them!!! Won't you come out here and bake for me? I just use my oven to store pots and pans....

Nancy in Iowa