February's muffins ("Amy's Relief Society Raspberry") are brought to you by Amy, 32, mother of three, and dressed in a particularly fetching red Cupid outfit (you can see her here).
Raspberries about to be folded into the batter (click photos to enlarge):
After folding in (a messy business):
Ready to go into the oven:
Golden and smelling heavenly:
My sad attempt at presenting a muffin in an artistic fashion:
Amy's Relief Society Raspberry
2 cups enriched flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp (baking) soda
2 tsp baking powder
6 tbs butter
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup raspberries
Combine flour, sugar, salt, soda, and baking powder. Mix in butter (it's easier if you cube it first) with 2 forks or a pastry blender. Add slightly beaten egg and buttermilk; mix just enough to moisten dry ingredients. Fold in berries. Fill greased muffin pans 2/3 full. Bake at 400F for 20 to 25 minutes [20 minutes was slightly too long for me].
Makes 12 muffins.
My Verdict: The muffins are certainly easy to make--always a plus. They also have a good texture and smell amazing while baking. But man are they not sweet enough! When I was making them I thought 1/2 cup of sugar wasn't much--turns out it was far too little, especially with the tart berries. I don't know if the recipe was a misprint or if the Relief Society likes their food bland, but if you make these you might want to increase the sugar (by at least another 1/2 cup). As they are, the SO refuses to eat more than the one he already had. Anyone want some mediocre raspberry muffins?
If you're wondering what the heck all this Mormon Muffin business is about, read this.
All photos by Domicile.