Weekend Cooking: Strawberry Lemonade Muffins

March 31, 2012 Weekend cooking 21

I received my April Southern Living magazine about ten days ago, and fell in love with the cover…who wouldn’t?  I do so love strawberries.

I drooled over each recipe and decided to make the Strawberry Lemonade muffins.  The photo of my kitchen is not the best, I did it from my iPhone, and in a bit of a rush to capture the picture, so it is what it is…ha ha.

This is a picture fresh from the oven, my husband has a few things to learn about framing and cutting out the mess.  ha ha!

These muffins were so yummy.  My husband said they reminded him of a strawberry shortcake.  They were good warm just from the oven, and still again the next day warmed just a bit and with butter.  The magazine also included a recipe for strawberry curd, but I didn’t make it.  Here in Florida we welcome fresh strawberry season in February and it’s fairly easy to find them at a good price all year.  These muffins are going to become a mainstay here in our house, I know I’ll be making them again and again.
Check out the entire issue if you are a strawberry lover like me.

Strawberry Lemonade Muffins
Ingredients

2 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
1 (8-oz.) container sour cream
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups diced fresh strawberries

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400°. Combine flour and 1 cup sugar in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture.
2. Stir together sour cream and next 4 ingredients; add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Gently fold strawberries into batter. Spoon batter into lightly greased 12-cup muffin pans, filling three-fourths full. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup sugar over batter.
3. Bake at 400° for 16 to 18 minutes or until golden brown and a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack 1 minute; remove from pans to wire rack, and cool 10 minutes.

Southern Living
APRIL 2012

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21 Responses to “Weekend Cooking: Strawberry Lemonade Muffins”

  1. Beth F

    I’m with Kathy. And because I’m a northerner, fresh local strawberries aren’t even available yet. They are showing up in the stores tho. I’m marking this for next month’s baking treat.

  2. Jenn's Bookshelves

    I have some strawberries I chopped up and froze last summer..I wonder how the recipe would turn out of I used them. Or I can wait until strawberries are in season up here! In any case, this sounds delicious!

  3. Libby Rodriguez

    Oh – I’m going to make these! Even the name of them sounds summery! That is funny about your husband framing the shots…sometimes when you see extreme food close ups on my posts its because there are things I DON’T want you to see 🙂

  4. Margot

    This looks like a big Yum. I like lemonade and strawberries but I don’t think I’ve ever had them together. I can’t wait to try.

  5. Marg

    I have strawberries in the fridge, lemons on the tree! This looks like such a good recipe. I think I might try and get my son to make these with me during the school holidays!

  6. Zibilee

    I love strawberries, and think that this recipe sounds like something that I need to try. I have a great recipe for chocolate cappuccino muffins that is so easy. Maybe we can swap!

  7. Anita

    I just wrote a post about how I dislike cooking, but it’s something about baking deserts that cause me to make exceptions.

    Could it be all those yummy ingredients? I think so! 🙂

    Save a muffin or two for me.

    Oh, they’re all gone by now. 🙁 Guess I’ll have to pull out the apron.

  8. Zoe

    My son loves eating fresh strawberries and I think he will love eating these muffins too 😀

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