Sunday, May 17, 2009
Strawberry Streusel Muffins
The grocery store I go to has long tables stacked with tall rows of quart cartons of luscious looking, ruby red strawberries. They are right at the door as I walk in and they are the first thing I see. I cannot not see them. They beckon me; they sing their siren song. I just cannot pass them by. I draw closer, take a whiff and it's too late. At least one, more likely two, cartons of strawberries jump into my grocery cart and follow me home. That's the honest truth. Really. Well, maybe I've slightly exaggerated. Only about the siren song; strawberries really don't sing. Do they?
And then I have the most delicious task of finding a way to use them. I scanned Recipezaar and found Strawberry Sweetheart Streusel Muffins and they sounded just perfect for breakfast.
After the first bite, I knew these were a keeper. While the muffins are simple and lovely on their own, you must make the strawberry butter. Oh. My. Goodness. Sweet strawberry goodness in every mouthful. It's definitely the strawberry butter that brings these muffins right over the moon.
Makes me glad for lazy Sunday mornings and hot coffee.