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Strawberry Sage Muffins

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The San Antonio Herb Market is Oct. 15, and this year they observe their 20th anniversary. You can visit the market at the Pearl Brewery, Saturday only. And, you can try a new recipe for muffins with the unusual addition of fresh sage.  Sage will be just one of the many herbs featured at the market.


Strawberry Sage Muffins

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup sugar
4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled slightly
½ cup sour cream
½ cup milk
1 ½ cups fresh strawberries, diced
6-8 large leaves fresh sage, finely minced

Heat oven to 350. Line muffin tins with paper muffin cups. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, briefly whisk the egg, then whisk in the sugar until slightly creamy. Continue whisking while you add the melted butter, 2 tablespoons at a time. Whisk in sour cream and milk until batter is uniform in color and texture. Try to avoid over mixing.

Add diced strawberries and sage to the flour mixture; toss gently to incorporate. Add the flour/strawberry mixture to the wet ingredients. Gently fold together until just combined. The batter will be quite thick. Spoon the batter into muffin cups, almost filling to the top. Bake for 25-30 minutes until they are a light golden color and a toothpick comes out clean.

These muffins with fresh strawberries maybe be served for breakfast or for afternoon tea.

Makes about a dozen and a half muffins.

From: San Antonio Herb Market


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