Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Summerly Berries: Raspberry Muffins

Summerly Berries
© All rights reserved, Thorsten Kraska, 2009

I found some wonderful looking raspberries in a local store and I couldn't resist to get some for a sweet snack: a basic raspberry muffin recipe with a twist. I added freshly grated ginger. The fresh spicy note of the ginger complements the sweetness of the berries so well.

Raspberry Muffins
(for 12 muffins)

about 250 g raspberries
150 g all purpose flour
80 g finely grated almonds
2 teaspoons baking powder
100 g sugar
1 egg
250 g buttermilk
1/2 teasponn freshly grated ginger
1 tablespoon melted butter
dash of salt
powder sugar

Pre-heat oven to 175°C and prepare your muffin tray (grease it or line them with muffin papers).

Clean the raspberries, if necessary, but try to keep them dry and the brries intact. If you are lucky, you don't need them to clean at all.

Combine flour, finely grated almonds and baking powder. Set aside.

Mix egg and buttermilk. Add sugar, ginger and salt, mix well. Add melted butter and mix for about one minute. It should have a creamy texture.

Fold in the flour mixture until combined. Don't over mix.

Fill the muffin pans by using 2/3 of the dough. Arrange the raspberries onto the dough. Cover the raspberries with the rest of the dough. Put into the oven and let bake for about 20 to 25 minutes until muffins are golden.

Let cool in pans for a few minutes. Then take the muffins out of pans and let cool completly on a cooling rack.

Dust the muffins generously with powder sugar.

If you like, serve the muffins with some whipping cream or a vanilla sauce. As a snack I prefer them just dusted with powder sugar and a cup of coffee.


Parita said...

Love the photo, its gorgeous!! When i was in swiss last year i had the oppurtinity to pick fresh raspberries and strawberries from the farm, it was a wonderful experience! Raspberry and ginger sounds delightful combination, compliments each other well rite?

Thorsten said...

Thanks Parita. Yes, the combination of sweet fruit with the pepperiness of the ginger is a great combination. It is emphasizing the fruit notes so well.

Free Credit Score said...

Those photos are gorgeous. I am not a big fan of raspberry but I think I will try it this weekend,using your recipe :)