Life in tiny Lake Eden, Minnesota, is usually pleasantly uneventful. Lately, though, it seems everyone has more than their fair share of drama–especially the Swensen family. With so much on her plate, Hannah Swensen can hardly find the time to think about her bakery–let alone the town’s most recent murder. . .
I just finished reading “Double Fudge Brownie Murder”book by Joanne Fluke and I have to say this book has so many good recipes in it, just wonderful! I was reading this book and when I was on a page 257 where the Strawberry muffin recipe was, I could no longer read, I had to go and bake these muffins, I just had to taste them 🙂 Funny – yes! So let me share this incredible muffin recipe with you!
3/4 cup salted butter
1 cup white sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup frozen sliced strawberries
2 cups plus one tbsp flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup strawberry jam (I used fresh strawberry jam)
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup salted butter
Melt the butter. Mix in the sugar. Add the (beaten) eggs, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Mix it all up thoroughly.
Put one tablespoon of flour in a baggie with your cup of frozen strawberries. Shake it gently to coat the strawberries and leave them in the bag for now.
Add the remaining two cups of flour to your bowl and mix it in with the milk. Mix thoroughly. Now add the jam or pure.
Grease the bottoms of a 12 cup muffin pan or line the cups with cupcake papers. Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full. Now I added the strawberries in the middle, about 2-3 slices in each muffin. Set aside.
Fill the remaining space in the muffin cups with the crumb topping. Bake 375 degrees F for 25-30 minutes. I had them in the oven for 30 minutes.
I was in a such a hurry to make them that I did not take a lot of pictures 🙂 When you have baked long enough you can almost taste it when you read the recipe but these muffins totally exceeded all my expectations! I can honestly say these are the best muffins I have ever made. And I have to confess I have never eaten 5 muffins at once but this time I did.
I also made Orange Dreamsicle bar cookies this weekend and its beyond me how disappointed I was 😦 Tasted too floury. I think there is too much flour in that recipe. So much love and effort that I put into that recipe, I was so sad. I could not eat them. If you have baked the same cookie bars, let me know how you liked them, I would be grateful for the feedback!