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Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Farmer’s market season is in full swing and there is nothing I love more than to wake up early on a Saturday to wander through stalls of fresh produce. My market basket never comes home with the same items each week as I’m slowly eating my way through each vendor’s delicious goods. A few weeks back it was Greek pastries, followed by spring salad mix and then this week’s find – blueberries!

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

While I could have happily eaten my way through the pint, I set a handful aside to bake a batch of blueberry crumble coffee cake muffins. I’m not usually a huge muffin fan, but I had a craving hit me recently and this recipe hit the spot! Paired with a cup of tea, this breakfast almost was enough to make me want to jump out of bed in the morning instead of hitting the snooze button.

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Blueberry Crumble Coffee Cake Muffins

Ingredients:

Muffins:

  • 2 C. flour
  • 1 ¼ Tbs. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C. honey
  • 1 eggs
  • 1 ½ C. plain yogurt
  • 1/4 C. milk
  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 1 C. fresh blueberries

Crumble:

  • 1/4 C. brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Glaze:

  • 1/2 C. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 C. milk

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place baking liners into the muffin tray
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Cut the butter into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles an oatmeal texture.
  • Remove 1 C. of the flour mixture and combine it in a bowl with the brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the wet ingredients.
  • Slowly combine the wet ingredients in with the flour mixture and stir until combined.
  • Gently stir in 1/4 C. of the crumble mixture and add in the blueberries.
  • Fill the muffin tins 3/4 of the way full, top with the crumble mixture and place in the oven.
  • Bake until a toothpick can be inserted into a muffin and come out clean (around 20-25 minutes)
  • Pull the muffins out of the oven and let cool.
  • Mix together the glaze ingredients until smooth and drizzle over the muffins.
  • Let the glaze set and then serve!
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August 15, 2018 at 2:00 AM

Strawberry Rosé Slush

Strawberry Rosé Slush

Summer is too short to complain about the heat. Instead, embrace the long balmy nights and stay refreshed with a frozen cocktail. If you are a fan of keeping things simple, you will love this Strawberry Rosé Slush recipe! The base of the cocktail only requires two ingredients and is easily spiced up with a variety of garnishes.

Strawberry Rosé Slush

Craving something light and classic, I stuck with a zesty lemon slice. Other options include slices of pear, apple, a sprig of lavender, or fresh mint leaves. Since this recipe is so customizable, it makes the perfect dinner party drink! Lay out a tray with an array of garnishes and let guests chose their own flavor preference.

Strawberry Rosé Slush

Strawberry Rosé Slush

Ingredients:

  • Bottle of Rosé
  • 1 C. slices strawberries
  • Garnish (Lemon slices optional)

Directions:

  • Pour a bottle of Rosé into ice cube trays and leave in the freezer overnight to set
  • Blend the Rosé ice cubes with fresh strawberries until it reaches slushy consistency
  • Fill glasses with the slush and top with preferred garnish
  • Keep remaining slush in the freezer until ready to use

July 31, 2018 at 2:00 AM

Strawberry Eton Mess

Strawberry Eton Mess

Traditional weddings have taken a backseat as unconventional venues, attire, and desserts gain popularity. This elevates the anticipation of wedding season as every aspect of the special day has room to surprise guests. Will the bride wear a floor length gown? Will they serve cake? Nothing is guaranteed at modern wedding.

Strawberry Eton Mess

This was no exception at the Hay’s wedding. As dinner plates were cleared away guests were served a delicate meringue topped with fresh strawberries in lieu of a slice of cake. I couldn’t have picked a better dessert to top off their countryside summer wedding and I was left thinking of it days after returning home. After picking up a small list of ingredients I got to work in the kitchen and added a slight twist to their wedding dessert – making them into individual Eton Messes. They offer a light and fresh dessert option for summer gatherings and are sure to tickle the taste buds of your guests.

Strawberry Eton Mess

Strawberry Eton Mess

Ingredients:

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 C. white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C. whipped cream
  • 2 C. sliced strawberries
  • 2 Tbs. honey

Directions:

  • Preheat your oven to 300˙ and line a baking pan with parchment paper
  • Whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form
  • Gradually add the sugar, then gently fold in the vanilla extract
  • Spoon the mixture onto your baking pan and form fist sized circles
  • Place in the oven and bake for one hour
  • While the meringue bakes, place the sliced strawberries and honey into a small sauce pan on medium and bring them to a simmer
  • Once bubbling, reduce the heat and use a wooden spoon to mash the strawberries.
  • Continue cook for 10 minutes, occasionally stirring. Set strawberries aside to cool
  • Pull the meringues out of the oven, let cool, and then crumble into a medium sized bowl
  •  In small jars, layer whipped cream, strawberries, and crumbled meringue
  • Chill them in fridge and serve soon after assembling

July 11, 2018 at 2:00 AM

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