When we were at the market last week we saw some blackberries (the fruit, not the electronic device) being offered for 5 packages for $ 5. Even though I wasn't sure what I would do with them I scooped up 5 containers - this was a great price!
Today was a department meeting at work so I thought I'd try and combine baking treats for my colleagues with blackberries. I came up with this recipe for Blackberry Streusel Muffins. Apparently they were good because they all got eaten. They were easy to make and looked impressive coming out of the oven.
I used sliced hazelnuts in the streusel.
Blackberry Streusel Muffins
1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups frozen blackberries
Streusel topping (recipe below)
Grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper cups.
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. In a seperate bowl beat the egg, then add milk, oil, lemon juice and vanilla, mixing well. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients' bowl. Stir until just moistened - lumpy batter is good. Stir in blackberries.
Spoon batter into muffin cups until 2/3 full. Sprinkle streusel topping on each muffin. Bake in preheated oven at 400 degrees for 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
3 Tbsp flour + 3 Tbsp brown sugar + 1/2 tsp cinnamon + 2 Tbsp butter + 2 Tbsp chopped nuts
Mix until crumbly.