A few weeks ago, I mentioned my recipe fail for Strawberries and “Cream” Muffins I was trying to make. In case you forgot, you can see the instagram pic here.
Well, I was determined to make it work because even though they looked horrible, they tasted really good.
And I loved the idea of a creaminess to add to the strawberries without having to use dairy. I’m really trying to avoid it since my allergy panel said I was allergic to cow’s milk. But I am not allergic to cheese according to that piece of paper. So, I still eat cheese here and there. Haven’t noticed any issues with cheese but I do with milk. Weird. I think it’s in my head. My brain (and palette) doesn’t want to give up cheese, but I can do without milk.
So, anyway. Back to the Strawberries and “Cream” Muffin Recipe. The last batch blew up like a balloon in my oven and went all over the place. Like an oozing volcano. Um, yeah…. nope. Don’t need that.
But they had the creamy taste I was looking for.
Back to the drawing board.
Did a few more tweaks to the recipe. A little less of the “creamy” ingredient. A little more of the dryer flour to soak it up. I baked the “new” muffins, and they looked beautiful.
But when I took one out to try, half of it stuck to the muffin pan. What the…?
I know I remembered sugar, unlike the Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Muffin try.
I sprayed the pan. Why was it sticking?
Then I pulled another one out. It wasn’t really sticking to the pan. But it wasn’t really sticking together as a muffin, either. Let me look in the fridge for something.
There on the shelf was the flax egg that was supposed to go in the “wet ingredients.” Hmmm…
Let’s try that one again.
They still tasted good, so I knew I was on the right track. Now, I really just need them to look like muffins instead of a natural disaster. First I had a volcano. Now, I had the aftermath of an earthquake. (Sorry. I didn’t take pictures. It was late.)
I kept trying, and I finally got it right. So, without any further ado, here is the Strawberries and “Cream” Muffin Recipe. I hope you like it.