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
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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