It's that time of the year when strawberries are in season, and a punnet costs less than $2. Who can resist? So, some strawberry muffins for afternoon tea seemed like a good idea. The last time I made them, I upped the strawberry flavour factor by adding some dried strawberries, but there were none left. However, there was some glace ginger, and it worked very well.
Here's the recipe -
1 punnet (250g) strawberries, washed, hulled and quartered 2 tablespoons caster sugar 1 generous tablespoon strawberry liqueur (or brandy, or rum...) 90g glace ginger, chopped finely (or 90g dried strawberries, chopped finely) Grated rind of 1 lime (or lemon) Mix all this together and let it stand for about 30 minutes to an hour, mixing it occasionally.
Then mix up -
Juice of 1 lime Add enough milk to the lime juice to make 1/2 cup (yes, the milk will curdle - that's good! It helps to lighten the muffins) 200g yogurt 2 eggs 1/4 cup oil 1/2 cup caster sugar