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Buttermilk Berry Muffins with a Lemon Glaze

27 February 2013



 For most of you, spring is on its way and berries will be popping up all over the place! For me, summer is on its way out, but there is still an abundance of berries gracing the shelves of the stores! I am really glad about that!I adore berries, mostly blueberries and strawberries,but I will happily have any berries! They are little packets of flavour and colour - not to mention vitamins!


Aren't they just so pretty? There colours are so inviting and they just yell {SUMMER}!

When I first got married I abandoned my scribbled out recipes and family cook book for the wonderful world of Joy of Baking. *ahhhhhhhhh* Stephanie has put together a wonderful collection of tried and tested recipes with VERY clear instructions. She has made a couple of videos too! It is still my go-to when I am looking for a recipe. I know that all the recipes there are tasty and trustworthy. I know when I bake them, they will work and they will wow! SO when I recently bought more berries then I could handle, I turned to Joy of Baking :) And I was not disappointed!

I found this recipe for buttermilk berry muffins. I was hooked from the word buttermilk! Buttermilk creates a light, soft texture in baked goods - and paired with the berry flavour I knew this was the best way to spend my extra berries. Yes - berries are currency in my universe!


The recipe calls for lemon zest, which gave these such a nice refreshing flavour. It added a depth to these muffins!


Their texture was light and moist! I wish you could just smell them! They were amazing! The only thing I would change when I make these again is I would add a little extra sugar to them. I compensated for the lack of sweetness by whipping up a simple lemon glaze to drizzle over the top of these muffins. It did the job - and added a lovely tang! I bet a lime glaze would be even better! I am so into lime these days!


Do you have s go to web site or blog to find recipes? Please let me know! I love to broaden my baking horizons!

For the recipe for Buttermilk Berry Muffins check out Joy of Baking. If you do stop by there, be sure to check out her Creme Brulee Video!

For a basic lemon glaze:


1 cup icing sugar
30-40ml lemon juice

Mix until smooth and drizzle over warm muffins.

See you later on this week for more photography fun!