In my never-ending quest to use up food instead of throwing it away, I had about 9 fresh strawberries to use up that were leftover from Green Salad with Fruit, Sugared Almonds and Orange Vinaigrette . So, I made fresh strawberry muffins. They would have been a tad better if I had a couple more strawberries to use but they’ll do. It was a great way to use up the berries and the muffins are very tender and delicious.
Fresh Strawberry Muffins
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries
3 tsps sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and mix well.
Sift flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to butter mixture. Add vanilla. Gently stir in strawberries.
Spoon batter into muffin pans.
Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over muffins.
Bake at 400º for 20-25 minutes.
Makes one dozen muffins.