It’s a zingy beginning to 2013 with a zing and one of simplest and most delicious recipes – James Martin’s Lemon Drizzle Muffins.
I made two tiny changes to his recipe – one was adding in fresh strawberries and the other one was avoiding the glaze. Of course the first choice was blueberries but the Lemon Blueberry Muffin recipe I posted a last year is a hard one to beat.
Lemon and strawberries make for a surprising combination. A extra drizzle of lemon scented cream cheese would have been perfect but I had to remind myself that the Holidays and the are over and so are guiltless moments of indulgence. Nonetheless, these made for a great breakfast this morning.
Over to the recipe: Moist and tender, bursting with a lemony kick, and sweet and tart strawberries.
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 85g/3oz caster sugar
- 240ml/8fl oz milk
- 100ml/3½fl oz vegetable oil
- 300g/10oz plain flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 4 lemons, zest only
- 8 to 10 strawberries, roughly chopped up
- Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6 and line a muffin tin with paper cases.
- In a large bowl, combine the egg, sugar, milk and oil.
- Sift in the flour, baking powder, salt and then add the lemon. And gently stir until combined. Add the strawberries and combine until evenly distributed. Do not overmix.
- Spoon the mixture into the pre-prepared muffin cases.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes until well risen and golden. Cool on a wire rack.
#MuffinMonday: Round Up
Here’s to a new year, new beginnings, and the continued success of #MuffinMonday! Have a great 2013!
26 Responses to #MuffinMonday: Strawberry Lemon Muffins
These little strawberry lemon muffins sound like perfection! Bright and inviting. Lovely!
look absolutely delicious! hope to make soon!
These vibrant beautiful colors would brighten anyone’s morning! Another great muffin, Anuradha!
these look so bright and fresh and moist – just perfect for starting the day!
Those look great – perfect for a cup of tea! What is caster sugar?
Thanks Alyssa! Caster sugar is very finely ground table sugar. It is between granulated and icing sugar in terms of fineness. :)
It’s generally referred to as “bar” or extra fine sugar in the US, as it can be used in cocktails. Domino is a common brand. You can find it in well stocked grocery stores in the baking aisle.
Delicious strawberry muffins!
My very favorite combination is strawberry and lemon! I’m making these for breakfast tomorrow!
These muffins look so delicious, I love strawberries and lemon together!
I just love strawberries!!! these look soo fresh and bright!!!
I can see the moistness in these muffins and the idea of lemon and strawberries together sounds soooo good. These look delicious.
These look perfect to wake up to in the morning :)
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These look fantastic and I bet the lemon flavoring is a nice surprise in a strawberry muffin.
These muffins look wonderful, especially for this time of year when you’re dreaming of summer, sunny lemons and strawberries.
I can get nice ripe ones now from Florida or Mexico. I’ll have to pick up a pint this week and get baking! Thanks, Anuradha!
You are right, your blueberry muffins are incredible. And now strawberry…right now is not easy to find because we are ending strawberry season, but I will try to find some to make the muffins. Love the color given by the fruit.
The muffins look wonderful! And I am sure adding strawberries was a great idea ;)
Love the combination of both lemons and strawberries. Very beautiful colors too on how it came out. Thank you and Happy New Year!! :)
Don’t these looks dainty and delicious! I love your muffins.
You always tempt to eat desserts when I plan not to take sugar! :-) Love the lemon and strawberry combination.
My favorite drink for me and my dad growing up was strawberry lemonade. He always had a huge glass when he came home from the farm. This brings backs memories and I cant wait to make it for him! thanks
strawberry and lemon , love this combo~
These are just gorgeous! What a wonderful pairing of flavors!
What gorgeous muffins! And I bet that strawberry-lemon combo is incredibly refreshing!
Love zing! These look fantastic. Have a good weekend. :)