Just the thing to start off the week. This silly video goes out to my kiddiewinks who absolutely love it.
Alright, if that wasn’t just the thing to start your week, then how about this?
Moist, berry filled muffins. I love the streusel topping.
Strawberry Streusel Muffins
Ingredients for streusel:
2/3 cup flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground ginger
4 Tbs butter, cold
Ingredients for muffins:
2 cups flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3 Tbs butter, melted and cooled
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries (or raspberries)—You can also use fresh berries, just decrease baking time by about 2 minutes.
1. Preheat oven to 350℉. Line a standard muffin tin with 12 paper liners.
2. In a small bowl, make the streusel. Stir together all dry ingredients, then cut the butter into small pieces and add to flour mixture. Rub in butter thoroughly until mixture is very fine and sandy. Pick up the streusel mixture and squeeze it in your hand to form small clumps, repeating until streusel appears to have a much coarser texture. Set aside.
3. Next, make the muffin batter. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, stir together melted butter, sugar and egg until well combined. Stir in half the flour mixture, followed by the buttermilk, vanilla and almond extracts. Stir in remaining flour mixture, mixing just until the dry ingredients are incorporated and no streaks of flour remain. Fold in berries (toss frozen berries in 2 tsp of flour to keep them from “bleeding” into the muffin batter).
4. Divide muffin batter evenly into prepared baking cups. Cups will be fairly full. Divide streusel mixture over the muffins (be generous).
5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out with only a few moist crumbs attached.
6. Turn muffins out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Cooled muffins can be stored in an airtight container.
Makes 12 muffins
Recipe from Baking Bites
It’s Monday and it’s pouring where I live.
Time to throw on some Nick Cave and rock out.
My favorite part of Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
“Well New York City man, San Francisco, LA, I don’t know
But Larry grew increasingly neurotic and obscene
I mean he, he never asked to be raised up from the tomb
I mean no one ever actually asked him to forsake his dreams”
Stereo is turned up to 11. Shoes are kicked off. Nothing on but my pink and white button down. (Hey, I’m all alone here. It’s my Risky Business moment)
Hand me that candlestick mic. Here we go.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds-Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
That was fun. Watch this video and catch your breath.
The Ship Song is one of my favorite songs by Nick Cave. Utterly beautiful and even better to watch him sing it.