Love these muffins...warm sweet berries in every bite! Such a nice way to enjoy a cold winter's morning!

Berry and Jam Muffins
Adapted from Joy the Baker
Makes 6 jumbo muffins

6 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup whole milk
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup frozen or fresh berries (I used frozen mix of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries)
3 Tablespoons berry jam (I used raspberry jam)

For the topping:
3 Tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 1/2 tablespoons sugar

Put a rack in the upper third of oven and preheat to 375 degrees F. Generously butter muffin cups or line with cupcake papers.

Melt butter in a small saucepan over moderately low heat; remove from heat. Whisk in milk, egg, yolk and vanilla until well combined.

Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Add milk mixture and stir until just combined. Gently but thoroughly fold in the berries and the jam.

Divide batter among muffin cups and spread evenly.

For the topping:
Combine all the topping ingredients in a bowl and rub together with your fingertips until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over batter in cups.

Bake until golden and crisp and a wooden pick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean, 18-22 minutes for regular or about 22-25 for jumbo. Cool in pan on a rack for 15 minutes, then run a knife around edges of muffin tops and carefully remove from cups. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Black Hills...

My mother, children and I went to the Black Hills of South Dakota for the weekend; one of my favorite places. It is a beautiful drive across the state: the endless serene plains, then the badlands slowly rise in the western horizon followed by the majestic Black Hills, "an island of trees in a sea of grass" or snow in this case!

Yes, snow and more snow...6-8 inches of powder fell that day. The snow was gorgeous but became spectacular when we were surrounded by fire! Forrest Service started burning slash piles surrounding the house and throughout the forest. The fires burned all day, night and into the morning! It was quite a sight to see!

The kids burned energy climbing!



La Bella Cooks said...

These muffins look delicious with those oozing berries in there. Your trip looks wonderful....minus the fires of course!

Anonymous said...

That first picture is just so inviting and if theblond is you, your a quite beautiful...just like your work

Ackyart said...

Hi! I jumped here from norma's blog...! Nice to meet you, thanks for showing a magnificent landscape of your country! And nice recipe too! Bye and see you soon!

Gloria Baker said...

Tonya what lovely mmuffins and pictures look awesomke, love the pictures gloria

Unknown said...

These look seriously delicious, im hoping to make blueberry and white chocolate muffins in a few days, hopefully they will look as nice! :)

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

Those muffins look so good. I love the strudel topping.

Shanae Branham said...

I am watching what I eat and these muffins are truly tempting me! Yummie! I am glad I stopped by today. By the way, I have a contest giveaway on my blog you might find fun. Take a look.


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