Strawberry Muffins

Since I have this abundance of strawberries, I have been on a mission to find simple, great tasting recipes for them. These muffins were easy to make and vey tasty. I included the recipe below. 

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Ingredients1/2 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup milk

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries

3 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400º 

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 16 muffins.


Baking a 1/2 a Batch of Red Velvet Cupcakes

I know that trying to properly 1/2 a recipe can sometimes result in a disaster. However, I converted my recipe into a 1/2 batch. I also decided to try some substitutes I have been wanting to try.

The 1st substitute is powdered buttermilk. I only buy buttermilk for baking and sometimes I am out and hate to have to go to the store just for that. I purchased this powdered buttermilk for those times.


The 2nd substitute is gel red food color. I have always used liquid food color and wanted to see how the gel worked. My concern is whether gel will affect the moistness of the cupcakes.


My results: