Saturday, March 22, 2014

Strawberry Muffins with Strawberry Cream Cheese Spread


Strawberry Muffins - Easy Life Meal & Party Planning - Delicious served warm with homemade strawberry cream cheese spreadThese Strawberry Muffins are moist, full of fresh strawberries and topped with buttery crumbs. Serve warm with strawberry cream cheese spread and a light drizzle of chocolate. They are as delicious as they are pretty!





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Ingredients

Muffins
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
1 tablespoon sugar

Crumb Topping
1 cup all purpose flour
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold butter

Strawberry Muffins - Easy Life Meal & Party Planning - Delicious served wStrawberry Spread
1 8 ounce package cream cheese
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup crushed or chopped berries

Directions

For muffins, sprinkle chopped berries with 1 tablespoon sugar and let stand.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. 
In a smaller bowl beat eggs lightly. Into beaten eggs, add and blend oil, milk, and orange rind. Beat until well blended. 
Add egg mixture to flour mixture. Stir until mixed 10-15 strokes.

Drain berries and fold into batter. Fill paper-lined muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until pick comes clean. 

For crumbs, mix dry ingredients together. Add butter to dry mixture and use a pastry blender or fork to mix together until blended and pea-sized crumbs are formed.

Strawberry Muffins - Easy Life Meal & Party Planning - Delicious served wFor spread, soften cream cheese at room temperature. Blend in sugar and strawberries.

Drizzle spread with chocolate if you want.

Authored by +Terri Henkels 

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