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Muffins- Lemon Raspberry Streusel regular or gluten free

Posted by on Jun 1, 2011 in Recipes | Comments Off

Lemon Raspberry Streusel Muffins

Lemon Raspberry Streusel Muffins

Batter:

1/2 C Butter, softened
1 C sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp lemon extract
zest from one lemon
½ C half and half (milk may be substituted)
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
2 C flour or
2 C fresh or frozen raspberries

1/2 batch of Gluten Free Lemon Raspberry Streusel Muffins

1/2 batch of Gluten Free Lemon Raspberry Streusel Muffins

Streusel Topping:

1/3 C Sugar
1/4 C All Purpose Flour
2 T Butter

Cream with an electric mixer butter and sugar.  Beat in eggs.  Then add lemon extract, zest, and half and half.  Mix in baking powder, salt and cinnamon.  Briefly beat in flour just until mixed.  Hand fold in raspberries.

Use regular size muffin tins.  You can spray the tin and put batter directly into the tin or spray the top area of the tin and use paper lined cups for the wells (The latter works the best.)  Fill cups so they are crowned a little over the top, makes 11 good size muffins. Mix the sugar and flour together for the streusel topping, then cut in butter to make crumbles.  Divide mixture between the 11 muffins and sprinkle on top.  Bake at 375 degrees F for about 40-45  minutes.  Test with a toothpick.  Serve hot with butter.

For gluten free, I  use McArthur Gluten Free Flour.  You might have to add an additional 1/4 cup flour to the 2 cups of flour to thicken it up for  a whole batch.  What is even better, use the regular amount of flour and add 1  teaspoon of Xanthan Gum.  It is a thickener.  You can find it in the specialty foods area of your grocery store.  They turned out wonderful using this.   Gluten free has a tendency to be crumbly even more so if you are adding more flour.  This took care of that and if you hadn’t told me they were gluten free, I wouldn’t have been able to tell!

 

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Muffins- Blueberry, regular or gluten free

Posted by on May 18, 2008 in Recipes | Comments Off

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1/2 Bath of Blueberry Muffins

1/2 Batch of Blueberry Muffins

1/2 C Butter, softened
1 C sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ C half and half (milk may be substituted)
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
2 C Flour
2 C fresh or frozen blueberries (read tip below before using frozen)
additional sugar for sprinkling on top

Cream with an electric mixer butter and sugar.  Beat in eggs, vanilla, and half and half.  Mix in baking powder, salt and cinnamon.  Briefly beat in flour just until mixed.  Hand fold in blueberries.

Use regular size muffin tins.  You can spray the tin and put batter directly into the tin or spray the top area of the tin and use paper lined cups for the wells (The latter works the best.)  Fill cups so they are crowned a little over the top, makes 10 good size muffins.  Or, make a half batch like I did shown in the photo above.  Sprinkle tops with additional sugar, (this makes the tops crunchy), and then bake at 375 degrees F for about 40-45  minutes.  Test with a toothpick.  Serve hot with butter.

 

Gluten Free Blueberry Muffin Batter vs. Regular

Gluten Free Blueberry Muffin Batter vs. Regular

 

In the photo at left you can see in the top pan about how much batter I use for regular blueberry muffins.  Full Batch 10 muffins, 1/2 batch 5, unless you want to make them slightly smaller.  If you are making gluten free the batter is a lot runnier.  See the photo at left, green pan.  It will make 6 for a 1/2 batch or a dozen for a full batch.  Substitute McArthur Gluten Free Multi-Purpose Flour for the regular flour.  You might have to add an additional 1/4 cup to thicken it up a little however that will make it a little more crumbly.  Instead of putting in the extra flour you can use 1 teaspoon of Xanthan Gum per full batch.  It worked beautifully.  If you hadn’t told me they were gluten free I wouldn’t have known. You can buy Xanthan Gum which is a binder in the specialty food section.  The white and blue box of McArthur Flour is by the regular flour section.

Tip:  I pick blueberries every summer and freeze them for use all year long.  The trick to freezing them is to use an orchard where they don’t spray any of their bushes.  After picking DO NOT WASH them, furthermore, spread them out on trays and let them air dry for a day.  When they are totally dry, pick out any remaining stems or leaves as you place them into plastic containers.  They will last for a year or better.  You can take these right out of the freezer (they will be loose, not stuck together), measure out what you need and put the rest back in the freezer.  I dump them into the batter above frozen, mix them in, and put them right into the oven. The frozen fruit you buy in the store can be wet and mushy because of the preservatives and they are frozen when they are damp.  I would not use store frozen blueberries in this recipe.

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