Sunday, September 18, 2011

Jam Muffins

Well, I'm pretty sure I'll never have to ask if it's Monday again. By Saturday morning, I'm already getting the third degree about; 'What muffins are we having for Muffin Monday?'.  I think An over at Baker Street has created a muffin monster!   Luckily, it's a friendly monster with many heads, and you definitely want to be friends with it :) Be sure to check out all the great bakers participating here.

This weeks Jam Muffins reminded me of the donut muffins from a few weeks ago. They're a little sweeter than the recent choices, and call for a jam filling.  I split my filling between orange marmalade and apple butter, and the apple butter was my favorite (maybe because I pretended I was eating a fluffy buttermilk biscuit slathered with butter AND apple butter on top).

I liked the texture of these sweet muffins, and they domed up really nice as you can see :) Of course, streusel has become my trademark on Muffin Monday, and I get scolded if I leave it off. So, there ya go!

Jam Filled Muffins:


13/4 cups Flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 eggs
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2 cup jam ( of your choice)


Preheat the oven to 400F

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
In another bowl, lightly beat eggs, milk, butter and lemon rind.
Pour into the dry ingredients and the stir until moistened.
Spoon half batter, make a well, add jam, spoon the remaining batter and bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until the top is golden.

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  2. hahah... did you say monster?!

    I love orange marmalade! Just has too many childhood memories attached. Those muffins look excellent. SO well risen.

    PS: Still trying to get over the monster bit!

  3. thought of putting some of my muffins with streusel but forgot to :)

    love the look of your muffins, bet they tastes good too!

  4. I love how creative people are getting & I like the crumbles on top of the muffin. I wish I could get mine to look like that.

  5. Streusel works well for you! Your muffins look fantastic! Makes me almost wish I had stuck with the recipe as is instead of changing it so much...

  6. wowee perfectly shaped muffins. I would give you the third too in anticipation if you keep producing these perfections!

  7. Ahhhh... APPLE BUTTER! I am making some this week! I am so jealous you had some on hand to add to these! Your muffins always look so perfect. Sigh.

  8. I've got to get some of those muffin cups you use! Great recipe!

  9. Apple butter sounds so interesting. The muffins look perfection.

  10. Oh my goodness I want one now. This sounds so delicious and versatile. That topping looks scrumptious too. Oh I love muffins!

  11. I agree with Bianca, how I wish I had been more adventurous with my muffins! :D

    Lovely muffins you've got!

  12. Your muffins look so perfectly domed and fluffy, you've really got your baking technique down to pat. And I like your choices for jam filling too, especially the apple butter!

  13. Can't believe how beautifully domed your muffins turned out! Love the idea of apple butter too...that sounds awesome.

  14. I want to add streusel to my muffins one of these days too :) they look gorgeous!

  15. I think we'll be all surprised if we don't see the streusel on your muffins. ;) Apple butter is a great idea.

  16. These muffins are spectacular, Alan! They'd be so good with my morning coffee! Glad to bake along with you again! As always, it's been fun!

  17. Mmhm, love these...! Love the streusel!


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