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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Strawberry-Lemonade Muffins from Foxfield Inn, Charlottesville VA

Strawberries have arrived in full force here in Virginia, so we wanted to share one of our Foxfield Inn recipes that will be a perfect addition your early summer breakfasts: Strawberry-Lemonade Muffins.  The guests at our bed and breakfast in Charlottesville love them!

Strawberry-Lemonade Muffins

Yield: 30 mini-muffins or 12 regular size

Ingredients:

  • 12.5 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Zest from 2 lemons
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup plain non-fat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract (optional)
  • 1 cup strawberries, finely diced





Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 380F. Generously coat muffin tins with cooking spray or line with paper liners.
  • In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and lemon zest.  Stir well.  Set aside.
  • In a small bowl combine sugar, vegetable oil, egg, yogurt, and lemon extract.  Stir well.
    *Tip: Batter can be made the day before, to this point. Simply refrigerate your wet ingredient mixture and keep your dry ingredients covered on the counter. Proceed in the morning when you are ready to bake.
  • Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix.  Stir only until just combined – do not over mix.  Gently fold in strawberries.


  • Fill muffin tins until they are three-fourths full.  Bake for 10 minutes (6 minutes for mini-muffins).  Then rotate pan and bake for an additional 5 minutes (4 minutes).  Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.  Remove from pan and let sit on a clean kitchen towel.

Optional: Fill each muffin with a bit of lemon curd for an extra decadent touch. We do this by spooning lemon curd into a ziploc bag fitted with a small piping tip. Then we simply force the tip into the center of the top of the muffin and squeeze a dollop inside.



Be sure to bookmark some of our favorite strawberry patches if you would like to pick your own berries when you visit us in Charlottesville. Critzer Family Farm is just a short drive into Crozet, and Liberty Mills Farm in Orange will both send you home with the freshest, ripest strawberries.

Won't these muffins make a fabulous treat for your loved ones' breakfasts? Leave a comment below and tell us how you liked it, or let us make some for you to enjoy when you book your next stay at Foxfield Inn.

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Dan and Kathryn Bundy, Innkeepers
Foxfield Inn, A Charlottesville Bed and Breakfast
2280 Garth Road | Charlottesville, VA

2 comments:

  1. That looks very close to the recipe for the same muffin in the April 2012 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Just sayin'

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  2. Jocko - I found the recipe you are referring to in the March 2012 issue of Southern Living. I had not seen it before so thanks for bringing it to my attention. I do think there are significant differences between them. There are also many other Strawberry Lemonade recipes out there that are similar to each other. Basically take your standard muffin recipe add lemon zest and strawberries.

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