Sunday, May 20, 2012

Strawberry Lemon Buttermilk Muffins


I went to the store last week intending to get a quart of buttermilk.  On a side note, I should point out that when I say “I’m going to the store,” it means I am going to our usual grocery store.  No other place is referred to as “the store.”  Any other grocery store is called by its proper name.  It took awhile for Seth to catch on to this, but now I think he gets it.  According to him, any store can be called, “the store,” but that’s just ridiculous, right? Back to the buttermilk.  They only had half gallons of it, so I threw caution to the wind and said, fine, I will use this entire thing before it expires.  And I did!  We had buttermilk biscuits three times during the week ( I may have an addiction), we had buttermilk marinated chicken drumsticks, a buttermilk ice cream, and of course, these muffins.  I just love the way buttermilk adds that tangy moistness to baked goods. 

Ingredients
1 ½ cups chopped strawberries + 2 tablespoons flour
2 ½ cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
zest of Meyer lemon
juice of Meyer lemon
½ cup canola oil
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch freshly grated nutmeg
lemon curd, for serving, optional

Instructions
Heat oven to 350.  In a small bowl, gently coat the strawberries with the 2 tablespoons flour together and set aside.  In a medium-sized bowl, whisk 2 ½ cups flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt.  In a large bowl, mix together lemon zest, lemon juice, egg, buttermilk, sugar, oil, and vanilla.  Mix the dry ingredients into wet, stirring until just combined. Gently mix in the strawberries that have been tossed with flour.  Line a muffin pan with liners then divide batter among the prepared cups.  Bake until golden brown and a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Serve with lemon curd, if desired.

45 comments:

  1. Strawberries and lemon flavour sound fantastic as a base for a muffin. Yum!

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  2. What a lovely muffin! and that chorizo dip looks so yummy too! I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award : )Find out more here http://imcookininmykitchen.blogspot.com/2012/05/graced-with-award.html or https://www.facebook.com/RecipesSwap

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    1. aww, thank you soooo much! we are truly honored :)

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  3. Buttermilk makes baked goods even better. ;)
    Way to use it up wisely, these muffins look fabulous!

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  4. These sound lovely, I've not made anything like this with buttermilk I bet they have such a nice flavour.

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  5. These look so good! And I actually have a bunch of buttermilk that I need to use up - perfect!

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  6. Divine! Those muffins looks so delicious and irresistible.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  7. Mmmmmmm...these look amazing! Nothing like adding yummy berries to muffins!

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  8. hahah I call 'my' grocery store, 'the store' too, it always confuses people when I tell them where I'm heading. The mall? The bookstore?? Target?? Obviously Jewel (thats my town's main grocer)

    Your muffins look sooo yummy! I love strawberry muffins, and buttermilk always makes everything everything better :) These look delicious!

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  9. I can totally imagine how tender these must be with all that buttermilk! Lovely combination that would be just perfect for breakfast tomorrow. :)

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  10. The muffins look amazing. My store only sells it by the half gallon, as well. I've learned to use buttermilk in just about everything. I love buttermilk pie. It's so good. Buttermilk ice cream! Yes, please.

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  11. Your muffins look so good!
    unfortunately,here in Italy is almost impossible to find buttermilk... :(

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  12. Love the combination of strawberries with meyer lemon!!Yumm..believe it or not I have yet to bake with buttermilk!!I think I should start sooner than later :)Your muffins look divine!

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  13. Your muffins are gorgeous! I must try to bake mine with buttermilk sometime, I usually do it with regular milk or yogurt!

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  14. YAY!! I have buttermilk in the fridge from the blueberry muffins I made the other day, AND lemons AND strawberries!

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  15. I am devoted to buttermilk as an ingredient. In fact, I never do that make your own trick, I have to have the real thing.
    Also, I could eat buttermilk biscuits every day of the week and not get tired of them. I love what you did here with the lemon and strawberries. I am keeping this with a note saying make 2 batches because I know they would go fast around here.
    Delicious post!

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  16. Oh wow all of your buttermilk recipes sound fantastic! Chicken & biscuits to go with these delicious muffin please! I love the strawberry & lemon combo. These sound great, wish I could have one right now!

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  17. I love buttermilk muffins :D
    Your flavours and delicious recipe makes this my new wanted breakfast!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  18. There is nothing like a buttermilk baked good. Nothing. Okay, I'm drooling now. This ALWAYS happens when I visit here.

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  19. I've been there with the quest to finish the buttermilk--these are a great way to use some up! I love to use em in biscuits :P

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  20. The strawberry and lemon combination for muffin is so perfect! Yum!

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  21. Yummy! I love strawberries and meyer lemons. I've never made a muffin with buttermilk though, I guess I'll have to try.

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  22. I love this strawberry lemon combo! These muffins sound so delicious.

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  23. I am always so nervous about buying buttermilk for fear of it going bad. I usually end up making it by the cup by just adding some vinegar or lemon juice; however, you successfully managed to use it all ... Kudos :-)

    By the way, you have been nominated for my NEW Food Stories Award for Excellence in Storytelling. Check out my site for the details (foodstoriesblog dot com).

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    1. oh wow, thank you so much CJ! we are truly honored by the nomination!

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  24. As much as I love buttermilk in baked goods, I normally stick with powdered because I go crazy trying to use the fresh stuff before it expires.

    That being said, lemon+strawberry=yumtasticness.

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  25. Thank you for the comment about the mango squares, and sorry if I haven't visited for a while ;-)!

    These muffins look great, love to see muffins made with buttermilk :-).

    Ciao
    Alessandra
    http://alessandrazecchini.blogspot.co.nz/

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  26. I've never put strawberries and lemons together - silly me. This looks terrific!!

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  27. I love baking with buttermilk, the texture is amazing! And the strawberry + lemon combo sounds delicious!

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  28. I use a lot of buttermilk in my baking too. It's the best! These muffins are gorgeous. They have a nice, rustic shape to them.

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  29. Your muffins look delectable! I love buttermilk in baked goods! Did you know they make a powdered one you can mix up as needed? You can find it in the baking aisle among the cocoa powder and stuff.

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  30. One of the classics revamped with perfect execution?! Yes, please. Well done. To be tried tomorrow...too good to pass up.

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  31. These are screaming at me...literally screaming at me to tuck them away in my purse and run! =D

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  32. I am SO impressed! I almost never get to use a whole container of buttermilk before it expires! These muffins sound so delicious and brightly flavored!

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  33. Mmmm the combination of flavors in these muffins sounds heavenly - and I bet the buttermilk lends a wonderful texture to them! :D Fabulous!

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  34. Great breakfast muffins. I love the fruity flavors...Yummy!

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  35. Love the tangy tones of the strawberries, lemon and buttermilk all coming together. Brilliant!

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  36. These muffins look so scrumptious I'm almost drooling all over my keyboard!

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  37. These muffins look amazing! Love that you used meyer lemons. :)

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  38. Fantastic muffins. I have to pick up some meyer lemons. They are just so much better than the typical lemon.

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  39. Do you use whole, small strawberries or cut up?

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    1. chopped up, sorry that wasn't clear!

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