Did we ever talk about this?
That would be a package of strawberries for 13 dollars. Thirteen. Dollars.
That’s why I don’t buy strawberries here in the Philippines, or berries of any kind, really.
Don’t feel bad for me. I mean, bananas, papaya, mango, pineapple? Those heavenly golden fruits of the tropics keep my fruit-loving self happy and they don’t require draining the savings account. It’s like… the best thing ever.
But the price tag on the berries kills me, and therefore my mouth hasn’t tasted berries in 8+ months.
Someone told me that you can go to the northern part of the island and they have a farm where you can pick your own strawberries. I would love that. Except I probably won’t follow through on it, because it’s one of those things you hear about and love in theory but just… don’t do. It’s like it’s too hard or something. I’d rather buy a jar of jam and make strawberry jam muffins.
I love strawberry jam. Sometimes I eat it plain, after dinner, or before breakfast, or whenever. Just a little spoonful.
Homemade strawberry jam is the best of the best. I can remember making homemade jam with my mom in the summertime and the sugar would get all crystallized in the bottom of the jar. Not sure if that was supposed to happen but I loved it. And those big chunks of strawberry. Yes.
Let’s make muffins with strawberry jam.
They are quick, easy, and jammy.
To be eaten while wearing jammies.
- 3/4 cup flour (you can add up to 1/4 cup for more dense, thicker muffins)
- 3 tablespoons golden flaxmeal
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1/2 cup strawberry jam (thicker is better)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the dry ingredients together: flour, flaxmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the milk, egg, and oil, and mix until just combined. Fold in the jam and stir 3-4 times around the bowl, not mixing it in with the batter entirely. I used just over 1/4 cup for the mixing and then reserved the rest for swirling in the tops of the muffins.
- Fill your muffin tins about 3/4 of the way full and swirl a little bit of jam through the top for some extra sweetness and a pretty design. Bake for 15 minutes or until tops are golden brown and spring back when you press them. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.