Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Making muffins!

Originally published in September, 2007

Are any of you still using food from your gardens? (Or food gifted to you from a friend's garden!) :) We have lots of bell peppers, tomatoes, and squash still -- and the red raspberries are producing fruit again! (They bear twice a year.)

Mixing up raspberry crumble muffins...

I made Raspberry Crumble Muffins yesterday... what a treat! I found that recipe last year when I was searching for a good use for fresh red raspberries (besides jam!). These muffins are one of my favorites... almost like a dessert, with the crumb topping!

Raspberry Crumble muffins

The dozen I made didn't last long at all (less than 24 hours!). :)

And since this is about kitchen tips, here are a couple tips for making muffins, in case your recipe doesn't specify:

1. Use a wire whisk to combine the dry ingredients for your muffins. This helps remove lumps easily. Combine wet ingredients before adding to the dry, and stir just until moistened.

2. Grease only the bottoms of the muffin tins. This helps the muffins rise better, or so I've read. :)

3. Wait about 5 minutes before removing muffins from their pans, because hot muffins are very fragile! :)

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Those look really yummy! i should try those as I was looking for a recipe like that with raspberries. We are still using garden produce. We went to my sisters and picked lots of zuchini and tomatoes. I made fresh salsa and tonight's dinner was zucchini soup. Yum!
I made a bunch of zucchuni bread for her too and am planning on making my own also when I feel better. I also have a large bowl of plums to can......

Those look so yummy!! I'm picturing how they taste and wishing I had some raspberries. Do you think it would work with blackberries?

Hmn, I'm not really sure! You could always try it and see how it goes... I can't imagine it being as good as red raspberries, but if it were me, I'd try it with whatever I had! :)

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