Recipe of the month - Wimbledon Feast

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Recipe of the month - Wimbledon Feast

It’s that exciting time of the year again when the British tennis tournament commences, and the competition is now in full swing.

But I think we would all agree that without strawberries and cream in some form, the competition just wouldn’t be the same, right?!

Food makes up a big part of the tournament, which is why we’ve chosen a strawberries-and-cream-inspired dish for our recipe of the month – Strawberry and cream muffins! And of course, you can bake these in your oven! These tasty muffins will keep your spirits high during those tense, risky games, even if the results don’t go your way.

 

Ingredients (makes 12 muffins)

For the filling:

  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

For the muffins:

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, diced
  • Sanding sugar

 

Method

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and dice fresh strawberries into small pieces
In a large bowl, whisk the flour, white sugar, baking powder and salt.

2. In a small pan, melt the butter on a low heat and add in the vanilla and almond extracts.  Turn off heat and immediately add milk.

3. In a separate bowl, lightly beat the eggs. When the butter mixture is cool enough so that it won’t scramble the eggs, that’s when you add the eggs and gently mix using a whisk.

4. Pour the butter and egg mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients and gently mix using a spatula.
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5. For the filling, in a separate bowl, mix room temperature cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract with a spoon. Beat one egg and gently spoon the egg into your measuring spoon. Mix well until the ingredients are incorporated. 
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6. Pour the muffin mixture into paper baking cups, about 1/3 full.  Sprinkle with diced strawberries and scoop a generous spoonful of the cream cheese mixture over the strawberries.
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7. Next, pour additional muffin mix over the cream cheese mixture up to the rim of the baking cups.  Then sprinkle additional diced strawberries and finally, generously sprinkle sanding sugar.
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 8. Bake at 400 F for 15 – 20 minutes until muffin tops are golden. You can also insert a toothpick to check that the muffin is cooked properly.

You can pack these muffins in a lunch box to share with all your friends and family during the games. Let us know what you think of this recipe by commenting on our Facebook page!

The recipe can be found at:

http://bebeloveokazu.com/2010/05/21/strawberries-and-cream-muffins/.

Image credits:

http://bebeloveokazu.com/2010/05/21/strawberries-and-cream-muffins/