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Sunday, September 20, 2009

SMS - Eep! And Strawberry Shortcake Crumb Muffin Recipe

I'm glad that SMS is not very demanding and only requires you to, at a minimum, participate once a month. Unfortunately, this will be my first time not participating for two weeks straight! I know, I'm terrible! I'll be up and running again soon, I promise. I haven't forgotten about you SMS, life is just getting in the way right now! For now, I leave you with a recipe I promised you a long time ago, that a reader just reminded me I never posted (Thanks, Linda!)

Way back when I was entering my muffin recipe into the Mimi's Cafe contest, I promised that I'd post the recipe I came up with in the future. Well, here it is - sorry it took so long, it completely escaped my mind!

Strawberry Shortcake Crumb Muffins

1 3/4 C all purpose flour
1/4 C cornstarch
1/2 C sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 C buttermilk
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 C butter, melted
10 strawberries, washed, dried & sliced

3/4 stick unsalted butter, melted
1/4 C packed light brown sugar
1/4 C granulated white sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 C + 1 tblspn flour (+extra if needed)

1. Grease & flour a standard muffin/cupcake pan. Preheat the oven to 425F.
2. Whisk together flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder & salt, & set aside. In another small bowl combine the melted butter, buttermilk, vanilla & beaten egg. Stir in to the flour mixture. Stir just to incorporate, do not overmix - it will be lumpy.
3. Pour into the muffin pan, filling each cup about 2/3 full. Gently insert the strawberry slices into the batter so that they are vertical (they will stand up and down in the batter).
Sprinkle with crumb topping.
4. Bake 15 - 18 minutes, or until the crumb topping is browned, and a toothpick inserted into the muffin comes out clean with only moist crumbs.

1. Whisk together the butter, sugars, cinnamon and salt until smooth.
2. Stir in the flour with a whisk, then stir with a butter knife to create the crumbly texture. Add more flour as needed to create the correct crumb size.
3. Sprinkle on to muffin tops - crumb topping with dry up and crisp in the oven.


Mrs. G said...

Those muffins look so good! I hope you get to catch up with us SMSers soon.

oneordinaryday said...

These muffins look wonderfully delicious. Wish I had a couple right now!

Nina said...

oh yum! these look really good! I love the crumbly stuff on top!

Melissa said...

These muffins look amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Kerstin said...

These are making my mouth water - love all the plump juicy strawberries in them!

Smitten Sugar said...

I cant wait to try these out! I saw when you posted these originally and thought they looked amazing!!

Ingrid said...

Looks good! Hey, I totally get being busy and struggling to get down all you WANT to get done.

The Bahens said...

I'm on pins and needles...did your muffins make it to the Mimi's menu??? I love, love, love Mimi's muffins, but we don't have one here. :(

Stephanie said...

Nope, they didn't win! :( I can't remember what the winning muffin was. But it was still fun to experiment and make them!

Katiecakes said...

I keep coming back to your blog just to gaze upon these muffins. They really do look divine!!

Can't wait to have you back SMSing again ;)

Katie xox

Eliana said...

These look amazing Stephanie.

Helen said...

oooh they look lovely! i love crumble ontop of a cake

Tracey said...

Those muffins look amazing!! My mom loves strawberry cupcakes and I bet she'd enjoy these too. I'll have to give them a try.

Me and My Pink Mixer said...

I love strawberries! Will definitely have to make these soon - they look fabulous!

Basically, Baby Boots said...


these look fantastic! I would definitely order these with a cup of coffee from any cafe. Will you enter the next Mimi's Cafe muffin contest?


kinghass said...

Hello! I was looking up a strawberry shortcake muffin recipe to make, and I stumbled upon this one! I was skeptical because of the cornstarch and i thought the cinnamon shouldn't go with it! Trust me, it came out amazing! My end results were just like the pictures given! I don't know why but the muffin just tastes like cheese danish, ahhh, plus the strawberries and that crumbly topping... to die for!! Try this recipe! You won't be disappointed! Hint: I only had about 7-8 strawberries, for the batch of 12, and I sprinkled about a Tablespoon or so of sugar on them to release juices, those juices, I mixed with the batter! Next time, I might add some strawberry extract as well! These are to die for, really! This recipe made 12 BIG muffins for me. I made them for my first time yesterday night, and now they are all gone!!! :)

Joan said...

Very good, but mine are a little bland. I might add a little strawberry extract next time. This recipe is a keeper!


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