Berry Delicious Muffins
I know this is a grilling blog, but I just love to cook and bake. Every now and then, when I come up with something that I just have to share, I will. This is one of those times. I wanted to use up some blueberries and strawberries before they became fodder for my compost bin. I looked through my recipe books and found a muffin recipe that sounded good. However, I didn’t have a couple of key ingredients, so I did my usual and made it my own. The muffins turned out fabulously! Not only do they taste great, but the presentation is delicious to the eyes. I ate one warm, only a few minutes out of the oven. I know you will enjoy these muffins!
The first ingredient the recipe calls for is biscuit/baking mix. I do not keep that on hand. I did find a substitute here: http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1741,154172-230202,00.html. The recipe also calls for sour cream. I had a tablespoon if I was lucky. Instead, I used cream cheese. I had less regular cream cheese than needed, so I also used strawberry cream cheese. And, this was a recipe for blueberry muffins. I added the strawberries, too. Additionally, I doubled the recipe. The original recipe makes only a dozen. Those would be gone in a day in my house!
In a large bowl, combine 4 cups biscuit/baking mix and 1 1/4 cups sugar. In another bowl, mix together 4 eggs and 2 cups of softened cream cheese. Mix until smooth. Add the cream cheese mixture to the dry mix, combining just until the dry mix is wet. This will be a thick batter. Fold in 1 cup fresh blueberries and 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries. Fill muffin cups to 3/4 full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in a preheated 375 F oven. Check for doneness. I set my oven for 22 minutes. As you can see from the pictures, they turned out perfectly.
Until next time, Grill, Baby, Grill!