This time I am assigned to My Hobbie Lobbie who also owns the blog Claire's Party Supplies. I am assuming that her name is Claire but I am not sure because while I learned a lot about her while browsing her about and recipe pages I did not learn her name. What I did learn was that she loves to cook and craft and by going over to her other blog I learned that she is very, very good at crafting. I also learned that she is very happily married to her best friend and that she offers recipes for traditional Goan food that she learned from her mother.
I have to confess that I had to google Goan. Since I don't believe I am the only one who is unfamiliar with Goan traditions and food I will share this definition from Wikipedia.
Goans (Konkani: गोंयकार, Romi lipi: Goenkar, Portuguese: Goeses) is the demonym used to describe the people of Goa, India, who form an ethno-linguistic group resulting from the assimilation of Indo-Aryan, Dravidian, Indo-Portuguese and Austro-Asiatic ethnic and/or linguistic ancestries.
I am definitely going back to this blog in the future to try some of these recipes like this delicious Baath or this Cabbage Fugad. But for this month I was looking specifically for a recipe to use up some raspberries that I had in my refrigerator and that also met the theme for Holiday Treats. Only one recipe came up when I searched raspberries and that was for a smoothie. So I turned to her recipe Index and found recipes that used berries but not necessarily raspberries, one of which was a recipe for Bursting Berry Muffins. This recipe used mixed frozen berries but I knew it would adapt well to fresh raspberries, it fit the theme of Holiday treats and it also took care of Muffin Monday. I did a little happy dance and started making my muffins.
Wouldn't these be the perfect treat to add to your Holiday Brunch table?
They are light and fluffy, not overly sweet, with bright bursts of tart raspberries.
These went to with me to visit my mother in the Memory Care center.
She and her "gang" were very happy to share them.
They are quick and easy to put together and only take a short bake.
They are going to make many appearances here over the Holidays I think.
Bursting Raspberry Muffins
adapted from My Hobbie Lobbie
2 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. cinnamon
1 c. sour cream
1/4 c. buttermilk
1 T. canola oil
1/2 t. vanilla
1 c. fresh raspberries coated in 1 T. flour
Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl, set aside. Whisk together remaining ingredients except raspberries in a small bowl. Add wet ingredients to the dry and mix just until incorporated. Gently fold in the raspberries.
Divide batter evenly into a 12 cup muffin tin that has been fitted with paper liners or sprayed with baking spray and place in a preheated 350* oven for 15-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center removes cleanly. Print Recipe
Would you like to join the Secret Recipe Club? You can learn how here. Now let's see what Holiday treats the others are sharing today.
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Here is what others from the Monday Muffin Crew have made
#MuffinMonday is a group of muffin loving bakers who get together once a month to bake muffins. You can see all our of lovely muffins by following our Pinterest board. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about Muffin Monday, can be found on our home page.
- Apple Cinnamon Roll Muffins from Making Miracles
- Bursting Raspberry Muffins from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Cinnamon Vanilla Muffins from Kelli's Kitchen
- Corn Dog Mini Muffins from Karen's Kitchen Stories
- Cream and Cereal Muffins from Farm Fresh Feasts
- Mince Pie Muffins from Food Lust People Love