It isn’t the season for strawberries yet anywhere else in the world. But this is the only month we get strawberries in Bombay. Which is why I have been finding an excuse to use strawberries in everything I make. Including my first-ever muffins.
The basic recipe is easy enough. Put 90 gm butter, 90 gm caster sugar, 90 gm flour, 1 tsp baking powder and 1 egg into a mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Spoon this into six paper-lined muffin moulds, and bake for around 15 minutes, or until they reach the “ready when the top springs back” stage
I don’t have a tray; I have individual cups. And don’t they look cute all lined up in the oven.
My only (slight) problem with this recipe and most other baked goods, custard included, is the slightly eggy smell they come with. If only I had a way to rid the muffins of this!
But I loved them this time split into two, then filled with cherry jam and topped with half a strawberry. What a perfect way it was to end a sunday.