Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Strawberries and Cream...Cheese!

Before we say goodbye to February, let me share with you a muffin or cupcake recipe (however you may want to classify it) that I created and discovered to be insanely delicious and I call it Strawberries and Cream...Cheese!


Strawberries, I could say, is not a Philippine local fruit though we grow some here particularly in the cold places like La Trinidad, Benguet.  Located in this town is the the famous Strawberry Farm where tourists and locals alike can pick their own strawberries though at a higher or twice the cost from the ones being sold at the local markets.  Why so? I really don't know though according to Go Baguio, strawberry is a very delicate fruit and may be damaged during the activity when non farmers or 'amateurs' do the picking.  So half the price for the fruit itself and another half for the 'activity' of picking.  In short, you pay for the experience, ahahah!

I am not a fan of strawberry though I eat it occasionally when used as an ingredient on desserts or cakes, not on it's own.  Don't ask me why 'coz I don't know the answer either *wink*. 

If this fruit is not on my list of favorites, why the heck am I making a post about it? It is because a good recipe and a delicious goodie is meant to be shared.  After making this muffin, I told myself that I will never look at strawberry the same way again.  They really are heaven sent!

STRAWBERRIES and CREAM...CHEESE!
(Print this Recipe)

 


Ingredients
for the muffin
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup caster sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup chopped fresh strawberries
2 medium eggs
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup milk

For the filling
1/4 cup chopped strawberries
200gms cream cheese
3 Tbsp caster sugar

Method
Preheat oven to 325F.

Line muffin tray with muffin cups. Set aside.

Make the filling.
In a bowl, soften cream cheese and mix in sugar until dissolved.  Add strawberries and mix well.  set aside.

Make the muffin batter.
In a mixing bowl, sift together flour and baking powder.  Add sugar and salt and chopped strawberries Mix.

In a separate bowl, beat eggs and mix in milk and butter.

Pour in milk mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well just to wet all the ingredients.

Spoon muffin mixture unto the prepared muffin trays up to half.  Spoon some cream cheese filling and cover again with the batter.   Fill the muffin cups to about 3/4 full only.

Bake for 20 minutes.  remove from oven and cool completely.

Should you have leftover cream cheese mixture, you can frost your muffins with it for additional yumminess!


Enjoy!

9 comments:

  1. I love strawberries though I have yet to try the locally-grown ones (the imported ones are crazy-expensive!) This is the perfect way to close out February. 8-D

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    1. true! they are expensive!

      thanks Tracey!

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  2. Wow! Your strawberry cupcake looks so sweet! We have to wait till the summer to have strawberries in our strawberry patch! But I'll bookmark this recipe of yours! :)

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    1. thanks Kit! you have a strawberry patch? how awesome!

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  3. Congratulations Dudut! An award is waiting for you at my blog! :)

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    1. oh, wow! thank you! off to your site now!

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  4. Good job with these strawberries and cream cheese muffins, D! You're getting to be quite the baker ! Soon, you'll have to change your Twitter name to "the baker"!
    BTW, why didn't you bake this for me when I was in Manila ? (just kidding :-)
    Keep up the good work! Proud of you!

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    1. Hahah! thanks for the sweet feedback, tita but i think i have to be able to bake bread and cakes first before i can change my twitter handle :)

      when you come back, i don't know when will that be, i promise to bake you some goodies :p

      again, thank you!

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  5. Thanks much for the recipe. It looks amazing! But I want to ask how many muffins this will yield?

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