Monday, December 8, 2008

Strawberry-Orange Muffins

Serve warm with Brandied Strawberry Jam.

1 1/4 cups halved strawberries

3 tablespoons butter or stick margarine, melted

2 teaspoons grated orange rind

2 large eggs 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/4 cups sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt Cooking spray

2 teaspoons sugar

Preheat oven to 400°. Combine first 4 ingredients in a blender, and process just until blended. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, 1 1/4 cups sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add strawberry mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons sugar. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in center. Remove from pan immediately.

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