Friday, June 18, 2010

Ina's Tri-berry Muffins...hide your scales...foodie friday

Since berries are so abundant this time of year
and I was given a box of fresh fruit from this little cutie pie

I decided to whip up some muffins from the Barefoot Contessa At Home cookbook.

These muffins are amazing. Why? When the recipe calls for 2 sticks of butter what's not to like.

These super moist muffins were gobbled up in record breaking time. Ina does not list the calories in her recipe book, but trust me when I say that these little gems can do some major damage to your scale. Life is short so splurge and eat one and give the rest to friends. If you are looking for a tried and true recipe give this sweet and tart muffin a try.

Ina's tri-berry muffins (adapted)

3 c flour all purpose flour
1 Tb baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 Tb ground cinnamon
1 1/4 c milk
2 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 lb (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
1 c fresh blueberries
1/2 c fresh raspberries
1/2 c diced fresh strawberries
1 1/2 c sugar

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line or grease muffin cups.
Sift dry ingredients in a large bowl.
In another bowl combine milk, eggs and melted butter. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the wet mixture into the well, and stir until just combined. There will be lumps but don't overmix!
Now add the berries and sugar and stir gently. (yes, this is how it is written)
Fill muffin cups.
Bake for 20-25 min or until a toothpick comes out clean and tops are nicely browned.

Makes 12-12-6 muffins.

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  1. Good Morning Joyce, Thanks for this recipe. We just bought fresh fruit yesterday. Hope you have a nice weekend.

  2. Sounds great! I seem to love all of Ina's recipes, they're just so good!

  3. Two sticks of butter? You really can't go wrong with that! They sound yummy!!!!

  4. With all the butter, they must be really moist and good. I am definitely trying these. Thanks, Joyce!!


  5. Foodie Friday! -hehhhhhhhhhh- I need gluten free muffins. -le sigh-

  6. Ina's recipes are always winners - but why wouldn't they be with all the fat she incorporates. These muffins are a must try.

  7. Oh Joyce, these sound wonderful! I love that picture. My daughter and I used to leave notes written in the sand along my MIL's morning walking path :)I don't know if you are talking about the book American Wife. I read that too and hated it! I am having company over the weekend and I have all the ingredients--these muffins will be on the breakfast menu! Thanks! Hope you are having a great time!

  8. Oh, these sound wonderful! I always find Ina's recipes to be top-notch :)


  9. First, I LOVE that photo!

    I'm so happy that when I moved to Georgia and sis & I had to split up our belongings, she took the scales! These sound amazing and I'm going to go look for berries this weekend.

  10. OMG! I love anything berry and this would be the perfect trifecta!

  11. Love the picture of the cutie pie :) and the muffins sounds so good! Ina's recipes are always top notch! She has a new cookbook coming out in the fall!

  12. They sound devine! I love all those berries. I must try them. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Sounds like my family is going to have muffins for breakfast tomorrow!

  13. I love the beach picture! And your muffins sound yummy!

  14. Oh these sound amazing...may your weekend be filled with happy blessings. xoxo

  15. Thanks for stopping and leaving a note. These muffins sound amazing. I wonder what swapping out a stick of butter for applesauce would do...

  16. Ina's recipes are always fabulous so I will definitely give this one a try...I will just take a longer daily walk after I eat one!

    Best wishes,

  17. I LOVE muffins and I LOVE Ina! I see two sticks of butter so I know they must be wonderful! Sweet place you have here! I have enjoyed visiting!

    Kindly, ldh

  18. They sound so deliciously decadent! I am on a diet (Doctors orders) and now I'll be missing so many wonderful treats. sigh

  19. Joyse, Mike makes great muffins without the butter. Moist and tender. Yesterday he made fresh peach blueberry. Come visit and he'll make you some! He won't give me his recipe. But that's ok... he can't ask me to make them!
    Hope you are having a wonderful time!!

  20. Oh my, I would LOVE to have one with a tall cold glass of milk.

    Thanks for the recipe.


  21.'s berry time over here and I plan to try these. Thanks for the inspiration!

    And thanks for stopping by My Front Porch...and leaving a comment. It's always fun to meet new bloggers!

  22. Your recipe sounds delicious, I could eat one now. Have a great week!

  23. THANKS!!! for stopping by and visiting, but BEST!!! of all for the NICE!!! comment.
    I LOVE!!! this YUMMY!!! muffin recipe, filled with all those summer berries.

  24. These are really fantastic muffins.


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