Strawberry and Honey Muffins

Honeyed Goodness

Strawberry and Honey Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_5142I just want to say thank you to all my buddies who liked my most recent post. It was so nice to chat with all of you, after such a long spell of silence. I’m feeling more motivated, now. I’m going to spend most of January-February posting the 2013 backlogged posts. Why do I always cook faster than I post? Perhaps it’s because my favourite pastime is really cooking and not writing or posting for that matter. I wish I had a secret fairy somewhere, who could do all the posting for me.

Strawberry and Honey Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_5123Today I want to share a recipe for strawberry and honey muffins, baked last year when strawberries were in season. They tasted awesome. What more can I say? We all loved eating them and I really hope you’ll love them too.

  • Ingredients
  • 375g (3 cups, 13½oz) plain flour
  • 20ml (4 teaspoons) baking powder
  • 185g (1 cup, 6oz) soft brown sugar
  • 125g (½ cup, 1 stick + 1 tablespoon) butter, melted
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 250ml (1 cup, 8.5fl oz) milk
  • 125ml (½ cup, 4.2 fl oz buttermilk)
  • I cup diced strawberries
  • 12 slices strawberries from the middle section of the fruit
  • 12 slices strawberries from the tip of the fruit 
  • 60ml (¼ cup) honey

Strawberry and Honey Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_5074Please always remember to assemble all ingredients before you start (Oops I forgot to include melted butter and honey)

Strawberry and Honey Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_5079Preheat oven to 410°F (210°C). Brush a 12-hole, medium muffin tin with melted butter or oil or spray or just line the tin with paper cases. I lined half with paper cases  and brushed half with oil. Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl.

Strawberry and Honey Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_5081Stir in the sugar

Strawberry and Honey Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_5084Make a well in the centre of the flour-sugar mixture.

Strawberry and Honey Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_5086Whisk together melted butter, eggs and milk in a separate bowl.

Strawberry and Honey Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_5090Until well mixed

Strawberry and Honey Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_5092Add combined melted butter, eggs and milk all at once to the well.

Strawberry and Honey Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_5094Stir until just combined. Do not over mix.

Strawberry and Honey Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_5098Fold in strawberries, thoroughly, but lightly.

Strawberry and Honey Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_5101This is what the final mixture looks like

Strawberry and Honey Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_5103Spoon mixture halfway into prepared paper cases, then top with a slice of strawberry from the midsection of the fruit and then drizzle a teaspoon of honey on the strawberry slice.

Strawberry and Honey Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_5108 then top with more mixture and lastly add a slice of strawberry from the tip of the fruit.  Sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden.  ( I baked the muffins at 425°F (210°C) for 22 minutes.)

Strawberry and Honey Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_5113Remove from oven, let cool for about 5 minutes.

Strawberry and Honey Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_5115 and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Strawberry and Honey Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_0357The muffins were delicious

Strawberry and Honey Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_5154They didn’t last the afternoon

Strawberry and Honey Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_5129You should try them. I hope you enjoy them too!

Strawberry and Honey Muffins

Preparation time: 20 minutes; Total cooking time: 20-25 minutes; Makes: 12 large or 14 medium muffins

Ingredients:

  • 375g (3 cups, 13½ oz) all-purpose (plain) flour
  • 20ml (4 teaspoons) baking powder
  • 185g (1cup, 6oz) soft brown sugar
  • 125g (½ cup, 1 stick + 1 tablespoon) butter, melted
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 250ml (1 cup, 8.5fl oz) milk
  • 125ml (½ cup, 4.2 fl oz) buttermilk
  • I cup diced strawberries
  • 12 slices strawberries from the middle section of the fruit
  • 12 slices strawberries from the tip of the fruit
  • 60ml (¼ cup) honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 410°F (210°C). Brush a 12-hole, medium muffin tin with melted butter or oil or just line the tin with paper cases. I lined half with paper cases  and brushed half with oil.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl. Stir in sugar. Make a well in the centre of the flour-sugar mixture.
  3. Whisk together melted butter, eggs and milk in a separate bowl. Add the combined melted butter, eggs and milk all at once to the well. Stir until just combined. Do not over mix.
  4. Fold in strawberries thoroughly, but lightly.
  5. Spoon mixture halfway into prepared paper cases, then top with a slice of strawberry from the midsection of the fruit and drizzle teaspoon of honey, then top up with mixture and lastly add a slice of strawberry from the tip and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven, let cool for about 5-10 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  6. **I weigh the flour and butter, I do not use cup measures as the weight of a cup of flour tends to vary based on individual interpretation or publication or size of cup, (from 125g to 130g to 155g per cup).
  7. Cup measures based on assumption that 1 cup flour = 125g so that would be the US cup of 240ml, not the Australian Cup (250ml).

Points to note:

  1. Please note that oven temperatures are given as a guideline only. You may need to add or reduce the suggested temperature depending on your oven. I baked the muffins at 425°F (210°C) for 22 minutes.
  2. I always weigh ingredients, especially the flour and butter. You can use cup measures, but please note if you scoop flour directly from the bag you will end up with 150-185 g of flour instead of the recommended 125g. I suggest you spoon the flour into the cup, heaping it up over the top, then slide a knife across the top to level off the extra. Be careful not to shake or tap the cup to settle down the flour or you will have more than you need. You can also sift the flour first then scoop. My best advice: please use a weighing scale
  3. If you can, please line up muffin tin with paper cases for this recipe. Otherwise let the muffins stand in the tin for ten minutes before you loosen with a flat-bladed knife and carefully transfer to a wire rack. These muffins are delicate, so handle with care.
  4. The muffins are not too sugary; if you want more sugar adjust to 250g (1cup brown sugar firmly packed) or to your taste.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

50 thoughts

    1. Hi there,
      Advance Birthday Greetings to You. May you live to eat thousands of strawberry and honey muffins. Thanks so much for stopping by. A 20 inch long tenderloin on my doorstep, would have been a great gift. Have a lovely week!
      Liz

  1. These look so yummy! I love the cooking and posting part but for me it’s the photos I can never find time for! Waiting for the right natural light can making the food look beautiful can take so much time! Glad to have you posting again 🙂

    1. Hello,
      I must say the photo taking is the most difficult part of blogging. Sometimes I cook and take photos and they are no good, so I’ve to start the whole process again. I absolutely agree with you on this one. The weather today is great for photography, but I don’t have anything in pipeline. I wish you a happy week, ahead. Thanks for visiting me!
      Liz

  2. These look delicious! I love how you spoon only half the mixture in the cup and put the strawberry slice and honey in the middle and then add the rest of the mixture on top. I bet this makes for a lovely surprise when someone bites in. Will be trying this as soon as I can get some good strawberries again!

    1. Hi Ngan,
      Thank you so much for reading and digesting the post. I hope you shall come by fresh strawberries soon. I wish you a great weekend!
      Liz

    1. HI Ralph,
      What happened to that beautiful lady you met last year. What was her name again…? If she comes back again be sure to include me in the list of guests to the many parties you’ll throw. I look forward to!!!
      Liz

  3. These look amazing – I can just imagine how fabulous it must be to sink your teeth into that fluffy muffin with that burst of juicy strawberry at the center.

  4. Welcome back! Missed you– and I am the same way, always backlogged with finished products I haven’t had the time to write about. A good problem to have

    1. Hi Rachel,
      I’ve missed you too. I’m glad there is someone with backlogged finished products. I thought I was the only one, I can now relax and just try and finish what I can. Thanks so much for visiting and wish you a fantastic 2014 and a lovely weekend.
      Liz

  5. These muffins look beautiful even before they made it into your oven. That’s what I need too…a blogging fairy to do all the computer stuff. 😉 I’ll be making these when my children and I head to the strawberry farm in May (they’d make a pretty dessert too!).

    1. Hi Allison
      Happy New Year and thanks for making me laugh…when you find that fairy please share with me. The muffins taste awesome. Thanks for being here twice. I’m still wading through my messages. Have a lovely weekend!
      Liz

  6. I know I have some muffin papers somewhere . . . We have strawberries on sale in the grocery store this week . . . I have turbinado sugar, too. hmmmmmmm. Missed you and your lovely ideas and pictures! Hope you had a good holiday with your family. My mailbox is EMPTY!

    1. Hi Dorrie Anne,
      Happy New Year. I missed you too…I’m glad you have muffin papers somewhere, strawberries on sale and my favourite turbinado sugar. I shall be coming for tea with strawberry muffins. I had a wonderful holiday. Hope you did too. My best wishes to your better half. I hope he’s doing great! The mailbox will be attended to asap. Take care and have a great weekend!
      Liz

    1. Hi Ada.
      Thanks so much for your compliments. I really appreciate. I also don’t like ultra-sugary things. Take care and have a lovely day!
      Liz

    2. Thanks for the good wishes. Actually the radiation treatments made him a bit bald, but the chemotherapy seems to be doing its job. He’ll probably undergo another stem cell transplant in early summer, so we are hopeful of a few more years together. ;->

      1. I sincerely wish you all the best in the new year. I’m sure you’ll have many more great years together. Thanks for updating me. Wish him all the best. Take care and thanks for being here!
        Liz

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