Thursday, August 16, 2007

Strawberry Muffins


There was this sale in the library where, I could pick up any number of books that would fit a bag just for a dollar or two. I grabbed some lovely cook books. One of them is Betty Crocker's Easy Entertaining. I made the Strawberry Muffins from this book.




Ingredients

3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup chopped strawberries
1 tbsp grated orange peel
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 egg
1/4 tsp Salt

Topping

chopped pecans




Preparation

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 12 medium muffin cups. Mix milk, oil, orange peel and egg in a large bowl until well blended. Stir in the remaining ingredients, just until moistened. Fill muffin cups . Sprinkle pecans on top. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.


Some of my visitors may wonder that I have used eggs. Well eggs are very essential part of baking. For making cakes, cookies, bread, brownies, scones etc, eggs become very mandatory. I thought of starting a separate blog for my baking and use of eggs, but it would be too much of work for me. So I have started a separate option in my Recipe box to the right called the International/ Egg-etarian recipes. All my bakery stuff will be added there now on.

48 comments:

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Wow...yummy yummy muffins Sharmi.....They look delicious :-)

Susan said...

It's funny how blueberry is the standard fruit muffin, probably more popular than any other, yet strawberry is just as great a choice.
These look lovely.

As far as eggs go, they are, as you noted, essential for baking. There is no better binding and texture agent. I know there are fully vegan cakes out there, but I have no idea how they do it.

Padma said...

Sharmi..strawberry muffins looks hot and juz out of oven and ready to eat, as it is tea-time can I snack it along?

Poonam said...

Sharmi, those muffins look soooo cute!

Saju said...

Mmmmmmmmmmm how nice! Strawberry muffins, never tried stawberries in muffins; great idea.

Asha said...

Sharmi, I love those discarded library books too, that's why I keep collecting those cookbooks!:))
Eggs are absolutely essential in baking.Vegans never get the good texture without egg although they never know bcos they never eat anything baked with egg!
Strawberry muffins are yum.

Manasi said...

Looks so delicious!!! Oh I wud soooooooooooo love a hot muffin, just out of the oven!!!

Tee said...

Great looking muffins! You got some really good books from the library sale :)

Suganya said...

I have made muffins with blueberries. Just as Susan says, it is a standard and binds my creativity.. Same goes for raspberries and cupcakes. Strawberries are to be dipped in chocolate ;)

Those pecans are peeking out... Lovely!

Lata said...

I just made Strawberry bread yesterday but I had to throw as it turned too salty. I will try again this time with your recipe.

Dee said...

those look delicious sharmi. berries are a personal favourite

Jeena said...

Hey Sharmi your strawberry muffins look delicious. It's great you got a good deal on your books. :)

Richa said...

so blogging is making you use eggs too he!he!
muffins look very cute! next time get a bag for me too ;)

Madhavi said...

Even I made strawberry muffins just yesterday sharmi but mine was eggless. They came out too good this time.Will try our recipe next time. I don't like the smell of egg.So,I prefer eggless ones even though I eat some ready made store bought cakes sometimes.see my blog for the eggless ones recipe

Anh said...

Sharmi, ym yum! You really should bake more! Tehse are delicious!

Laavanya said...

Shammi, they look really good. I've only made them with blueberries before... have to try this with strawberries. Will frozen work too or will only fresh do?

Dhana said...

Me wants some nowwww!

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TBC said...

They look so cute!
I have not tried making muffins with strawberries yet. My list of "things to try" is getting longer with each passing day!
Your pics look great, Sharmi.

archana said...

Sharmi you have such wonderful sales !A bagful of books gr8!
Muffins are looking tooo good:)

sra said...

I love those sales. Here, our library has put several old women's mags on sale for 50 paise but nobody's buying them, probably because they're all american/english and it's not too easy to get the ingredients here.

bee said...

those muffins look beautiful. lovely pics.

Cinnamon said...

Lovely Muffins Sharmi.... Look yummy!!

Roopa said...

yummy muffins Sharmi they are looking delicious. :)

Aruna said...

Sharmai, I am craving muffins here after seeing thism looks great :-)

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Coffee said...

WAH!!! I love this kind of a sale!! And strawberry muffin looks awesome ! :)

Sandeepa said...

Wow great Muffins Sharmi. What a wonderful sale too, wish our library had some such thing

Sharmi said...

Susan, There are some cakes which are made using bananas. There are also some ingredients used for binding instead of eggs. Thank you.

Padma, Any time!! thanks.

Richa, its not blogging that made me use eggs. I was not using eggs in my blog because of the name of the blog.
I did not have time for another blog just for baking so after long thought added it to this itself. thanks.

Sharmi said...

Madhavi, will be soon in your blog. Thanks so much.

Laavanya, I think you can use frozen too but I used fresh. Thanks.

Hima said...

One more set of muffins to tempt me... not fair ...

Namratha said...

ohhh la la! This looks fabulous Sharmi and that too my favourite fruit...strawberries! I'm drooling all over...hehe! The next time I buy strawberries, I'm trying this:)

Happy cook said...

Muffins look great. Not to mention strawberries are still in season here.
Wish i had a place here where i could grab so much books for just 2 dollar.

Kajal said...

What a great recipe my dear strawberry in Muffins!!!

If this is for me than I definitely feel like dreamland.:)

Vcuisine said...

Sharmi. i love muffins with any ingredient. Tempted to make but just controlled. They are perfect with fresh strawberries. Viji

Latha Narasimhan said...

Sharmi I too use eggs for cakes.But there are a few eggless recipes also for people who dont want eggs. It is just their choice!

Cake is any day good as we just need to mix and keep for baking. Yours look delicious! and the Strawberry looks yummy! We dont get them easily here :(. Thanks for sharing a nice recipe!

SeeC said...

Awesome sharmi. But I dont like strawberries. Is there any other fruit I can try this with

Nanditha Prabhu said...

your strawberry muffins look yummy !
i also wanted to thank you for the nut cutlets! they were a huge success ..i got all the credit for it .. but you deserve it... so thank you dear!

Sharmi said...

Latha, you can use jam too instead of fruits too.

Seec, use blue berries.

Nanditha, Waw thanks so much for letting me know. It is great pleasure.

Cynthia said...

Ouuuu and we get to have them with jam too!

Chris said...

Yum! I love these! What a great recipe. I would like a dozen please - you can forward them to....:)

Chandrika said...

Sharmi, strawberry muffins look delicious..Coming to eggs, I guess there is no other agent to replace eggs...I have tried everything from bananas to egg replacer to besan. Nothing worked till now...

Apple said...

Lovely muffins Sharmi..I prepare blueberry muffins...'ll try with strawberries too..

Sharmi said...

Chris, when do you want them?

Chandrika, dont know how an egg replacer works. Thanks.

Raaga said...

they look lovely. I am going to try substituting strawberry crush for the berries. maybe reduce the sugar. :-)

yummy stuff

Raaga said...

My muffins are in the oven. Thanks Sharmi. I made them with raisins and almonds instead of strawberry and pecans. Will post about it later. :-)

Raaga said...

Here you go sweetheart: http://chefatwork.blogspot.com/2007/08/almond-raisin-muffins.html

SHUBHA said...

hey sharmi the round up is amazing.... cudnt actually participate in the JFI... due to some issues...:D hope to catch up with the JFI banana.

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