Strawberry-almond muffins

Yield: 36 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Fresh Strawberries; sliced
⅓ cup Granulated Sugar
¼ teaspoon Cinnamon
¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
3 cups All-purpose Flour
1½ cup Granulated Sugar
5 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
3 \N Eggs
2 cups Milk
½ cup Butter or Margarine; melted
¼ cup Almonds; chopped

The Cook and Kitchen Staff are off to the berry patch to offer you some of the best recipes featuring strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and more. We consider this collection to be 'Berry Necessary' to your summertime cooking, so get ready for some tasty fruit-filled days to come.

Today's recipe features the delectable strawberry that's coming into its natural season in the northern hemisphere, right now. What do you look for when buying strawberries? The best strawberries are the ones you pick yourself or buy from your local strawberry fields and farmer's markets.

Farm-fresh strawberries are just hours old with little or no handling or traveling.

If your prefer a trip to the grocer over a trek through the strawberry patch, look for berries that are plump, bright red, and fully ripe. Caps should be attached, green, and fresh-looking, not wilted. The size of the strawberry is not important! All strawberries, large and small, are equally sweet and juicy by nature.

Pre-heat oven to 400-F degrees. Prepare muffin tins by lightly greasing, spraying with non-stick vegetable oil, or lining with paper.

Thoroughly rinse the fruit and remove the stems. Slice the strawberries and place them in a measuring cup until you have about 1 cup of prepared fruit.

In a small bowl, combine strawberry slices, ⅓ cup sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg until blended. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl sift together the flour, 1½ sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a small mixing bowl lightly whisk eggs. Add milk and melted butter and thoroughly combine with the whisk. Then, with as few strokes as possible, blend the milk, butter, and egg mixture with the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in the large mixing bowl.

Lightly fold in the strawberries and almonds and spoon batter into each muffin well, until each is about two-thirds full.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until browned and a toothpick or knife comes cleanly out of the center of a test muffin. Remove muffins from the pan immediately and cool on a wire rack. Repeat the process with remaining batter. Store in an airtight container or wrap to freeze for up to 30 days.

Posted to dailyrecipe@... by Recipe-a-Day <recipe-a-day@...> on Jun 6, 1998

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