Strawberries for Lila
Get it? Like blueberries for Sal?
Yeah, you get it.
A few days ago, Lila and I joined some friends for strawberry picking at a nearby local farm. It’s a bit of a tradition—look how little she was here, the first time we went!
Obviously we made popsicles with that year’s haul. This year, after spending about an hour picking the berries:
…we decided on muffins. Mostly because we had all of the stuff on hand and I didn’t want a strawberry pie in the house, haha.
Dark Chocolate Strawberry Muffins:
1.5 cups white all-purpose flour
.5 cup spelt flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
6 tbsp. butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup milk (add more if needed—I added about another 2 tbsp.)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups chopped strawberries
ps—chocolate chips would be a delicious addition too; alas, we had none
In separate bowls, mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry, folding with a spatula until combined. Gently fold in strawberries and other mix-ins.
Spoon batter into regular-sized muffin cups and bake for 25-30 minutes at 350. Remove from oven and cool for at least 15 minutes.
It was a family effort:
Yum! Happy almost-Friday!