December 8, 2009

Cinnamon Muffin Filled with Home Made Strawberry Jam


When you plan on moving your house, there are things that you might want to get rid of by giving them away to friends or family, just because you find them too much trouble to pack and move around. Most importantly, these are the things that you realize you can actually live without. Like stacks of outdated magazines that you've been collecting for your whole life......I still can't believe how much I spent on moving 10 boxes of them all the way from Hong Kong to Vancouver!

Why I brought this up? Because recently one of our family members is moving house, and one of her unwanted stuff that she gave to her grandma, who is also Ethan's grandma, whose house is an asylum for anyone's unwanted stuff, was an OVERFLOWING ZIPLOC BOX OF FROZEN STRAWBERRY PUREE! So, grandma found it too sour to eat it plain, so she MADE ME HAVE IT, cause she thought I baked too much that an OVERFLOWING ZIPLOC BOX OF FROZEN STRAWBERRY PUREE might come in handy.

If you don't think it's too hard to use up an OVERFLOWING ZIPLOC BOX OF FROZEN STRAWBERRY PUREE in one go (you just don't want to re-freeze it after it's defrosted), I'm telling you this - after tons of strawberry-themed baked good were made, I still had HALF BOX left which I turned it into strawberry jam.

(makes 12 muffins)
Ingredients:
For Strawberry Jam:
2 cups strawberry puree
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice

For Muffins:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tbsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup sour cream
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
3 tbsp milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten

For Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Directions:
Prepare strawberry jam. In a heavy bottomed saucepan, mix together strawberry, sugar and lemon juice. Stir over low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Increase heat to high, and bring the mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil, stirring often, until the mixture volume reduces by half.

Reserve 1/2 cup, and transfer the remaining jam to a hot sterile jar. Seal and refrigerate.

Preheat over to 375F. Grease muffin tin or line with muffin liners.

In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, 1 tbsp cinnamon, ginger and salt. Mix well.

In another bowl, combine the sour cream, melted butter, milk, and egg, stirring well with a whisk. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet mixture until just combined. Do not overmix.

Spoon 1 tbsp of batter into each prepared muffin liner. Top each with 1 tsp jam. Top evenly with another tbsp batter.

Combine the 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon to make cinnamon sugar. Sprinkle over the batter.

Bake for 15-20 mins or until a tester comes out clean and the muffin tops are golden. Cool lightly and serve warm.

30 comments:

Lyndsey said...

What a beautiful muffin! I so wanted to grab it off the screen and eat it right now. Wow that's a lot of strawberries! That's what you get for being such a good baker :)

Strawberry jam, how perfect!

Anncoo said...

Mmm...this muffin is very beautiful and definitely yummy too.

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

A great combination of flavor here with cinnamon and fresh made strawberry jam!

MaryMoh said...

MMmm....looks pretty and delicious. The strawberry jam makes it look colourful.

Kristen said...

Great use of the puree. I love the colorful result. The muffins look delicious!

Tasty Eats At Home said...

Funny story! I'm thinking I might be one to be "suckered" into taking a big bag of strawberry puree too! But good for you, putting them to use!

Olive said...

I have lots of old magazines too that I collect for recipes..:)

I love the flavors of these muffins, I'm into muffins these days and this will definitely get recreated in my home :)Thanks for sharing Fanny :)

Deepa G Joshi said...

its is looks so tempting..nice photo..will definitely try this recipe..yum yum

KennyT said...

Smart girl!

Laura said...

Oh, looks so delicious.... I would love one, please!

Laura said...

Oh, looks so delicious.... I would love one, please!

Claudia said...

Isn't it wonderful how you can devise something from a scrumptious frozen bag that landed in your home? This looks so delicious - and spring like. Which is comforting. Because it's snowing and the wind is howling. Something pretty to eat would be nice.

Tina said...

What a nice looking treat. My favorite sort of jam.

Paz said...

How smart to make the strawberry jam. The muffin looks delicious.

Paz

kathyvegas said...

The prettiest muffins ever!

wasabi prime said...

I've never incorporated jam into muffins, but I love the idea. The perfect way to have your jam right on the bread!

Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free said...

I love the way the jam bubbled out the sides...what a great presentation.

Diana Bauman said...

Can a muffin get any better than this, don't think so! Looks amazing!!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Beautiful! These muffins look delicious!!!

5 Star Foodie said...

Wonderful muffins with cinnamon and strawberry jam!

penny aka jeroxie said...

looks so sumptious. and beautfiul colours and photo

cheapappetite said...

This looks amazing:) Great way of using unwanted frozen strawberry puree. I've been known to keep so many unwanted stuff in my tiny condo. I wish I could let them go. I need space!

sophia said...

wow, everything homemade...even the jam! That is a jewel within a jewel!

Heavenly Housewife said...

These look so tasty. I love anything that has cinnamon in it.

Divina Pe said...

Beautiful muffin and a great way to use of the homemade jam. The muffins are so moist and actually really tempting. :D

Angie's Recipes said...

I like jam-filled muffins with a large pot of freshly brewed raspberry-scented tea for a weekend breakfast!

Rochelle said...

Oh my! Those muffins are gorgeous and I bet taste even better!

ncl117 said...

haha I love that she gave you something you can use! It's better than being forced to take something you REALLY don't want! And you make these beautiful muffins out of it! WOW, your pictures bring out the beauty of them ! :)

Fresh Local and Best said...

Funny! I had a neighbor that was like that giving me things that she thought I could make good use of. I think YOU made very good use of the frozen strawberry puree. Smart girl!

Dina said...

those look yummy!