Thursday, July 9, 2009

Tasty Tuesdays - Breakfast Muffins

Our neighborhood has the most adorable Fourth of July Parade each year. It starts at 10:00 am and includes a processional of decorated golf carts, festive bicycles, Ben Franklin, and children dresses head to toe in red, white, and blue. As they march around the square to the sounds of patriotic songs blasting from a stereo, they are cheered on by a crowd of people growing in numbers each year. As a finale, our neighborhood firemen pull their truck up to the square, lift the hose as high as the trees, and sprinkle water for the children to run around in. It is like the scene from a movie you'd see in the 1950s. Absolute perfection. We thought it would be fun to have all of our friends and their children over before the parade started for a little pre-parade breakfast. We had a picnic blanket filled with goodies, but these breakfast muffins were a real hit! As a note, we didn't make them with a vanilla bean, we just subbed vanilla extract to taste. To top them off, i added a little American flag. Precious!

10 tbsp Butter melted
1 3/4 c Flour
1 tbsp Baking powder
1 1/4 tsp Cinnamon ground
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 Vanilla bean
2/3 c Sugar
2/3 c Milk room temperature
1 lg Egg room temperature
1 1/4 c Fruit (berries, peaches, apples,etc)
-- mix in's --
3/4 c Blueberries
3/4 c Strawberries, cut into blueberry sized pieces

5 tbsp Butter melted
2/3 c Flour
2/3 c Confectioner's Sugar
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
pinch Salt
Preheat oven to 400. butter a standard muffin tin. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl, whisk to combine.
In a medium bowl, combine butter, vanilla bean scrapings, sugar, milk, and egg: whisk to combine. Fold butter mixture and fruit into flour mixture: use no more than 10 strokes.
For struesel: mix all ingredients in a bowl with fingers until crumbly.
Spoon 1/4 C batter into prepared cups: press 2 T Struesel on top of each. Bake until tops are golden, 15-17 min. Remove from oven: let cool in pan 15-20 min. before transferring to wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

PS - Thanks to Mark and all of the other men and women who selflessly serve our great nation. We are forever indebted to your efforts.

1 comment:

  1. Cute pic! And I need the recipe for that delicious drink -- even though I can't remember exactly what it was!!



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