Last June I had an opportunity to review The Berry Bible by Janie Hibler. I decided to try the recipe for Mango Raspberry Summer Soup. It was wonderfully light and refreshing. I'm so delighted that berry season has rolled around once again. I dusted off my Berry Bible and took another peek through. I found a terrific raspberry buttermilk muffin recipe. I had a meeting to get to the next morning and I thought these would be perfect to bring along. Unfortunately, my raspberries were a bit past their prime. Fortunately, I still had some frozen organic mixed berries from Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value . I chose to pull out the strawberries and use the blueberries, blackberries and raspberries.
As some of you know, I recently attended a Baker's Conference. It was a fantastic learning experience for me. One great tip the Chef shared with us was to grate the butter into the flour mixture instead of using hands or a pastry cutter.
I love this! It's quick and easy... I love quick and easy!
I love the buttermilk in this recipe. Buttermilk makes just about everything yummier.
Do you have a favorite go-to muffin recipe?
Mixed Berry Buttermilk Muffins
adapted from The Berry Bible
makes 10-12 muffins
Ground cinnamon for sprinkling
1/2 cup sugar, plus sugar for sprinkling
2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
6 tbsp cold unsalted butter
1 large egg
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup frozen blend of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin pans and sprinkle liberally with cinnamon and sugar.
Whisk together 1 3/4 cup of the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Grate the butter into the flour mixture and give it a good toss. Whisk together the egg and the buttermilk in a separate bowl. Combine the egg mixture with the flour mixture and stir just until combined. Toss the frozen berries in the remaining 1/4 cup flour and fold into batter. Fill muffin cups and sprinkle generously with cinnamon and sugar.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean. Serve warm.
Give these a try soon!