Mary Berry Strawberry Muffins Recipe

Mary Berry Strawberry Muffins recipe
Yields: 1 Serving Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 10 Mins Cook Time: 20 Mins Total Time: 30 Mins

These light and airy strawberry muffins are so easy to make and taste amazing. They are filled with fresh strawberries and a hint of cinnamon and black pepper, which enhance the flavor of the berries. You can enjoy them for breakfast, snack, or dessert.

This recipe is inspired by Mary Berry, the famous British baker and cookbook author. It makes 12 muffins and takes about 30 minutes to prepare and bake. You will need a 12-hole muffin tin and paper cases to make this recipe.

Mary Berry Strawberry Muffins Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup (80 ml – 120 ml) milk
  • 1 1/2 cups (225 grams) sliced strawberries

Method to Make Mary Berry Strawberry Muffin

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas mark 6 and line the muffin tin with paper cases.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and black pepper.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, egg, and milk.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a fork until just combined. Do not overmix or the muffins will be tough.
  5. Gently fold in the strawberries with a spatula.
  6. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cases, filling them about two-thirds full.
  7. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Let the muffins cool slightly in the tin before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely or serve warm.

How do I serve Mary Berry Strawberry Muffin?

  • Serve them warm or cold, depending on your preference.
  • Enjoy them with a spread of butter, cream cheese, or jam.
  • Pair them with coffee, tea, or milk for a refreshing drink.
  • Pack them for lunch, a picnic, or a road trip.

What do I serve with Mary Berry Strawberry Muffin?

  • You can serve them with any soup that you like, such as tomato, vegetable, or chicken.
  • You can also serve them with a fresh and crisp salad, such as Caesar, Greek, or coleslaw.
  • Alternatively, you can serve them with a simple and satisfying sandwich, such as ham and cheese, tuna and mayo, or egg and cress.

Mary Berry Strawberry Muffins

 

Tips to make the Best Mary Berry Strawberry Muffin

  • Use the right strawberries: Choose sweet and flavorful strawberries that are ripe but firm. You can also use frozen strawberries that have been thawed and drained.
  • Do not overmix: To keep the muffins moist and fluffy, do not overmix the batter. Stir gently until just combined, and fold in the strawberries with a few strokes.
  • Use paper cases or cooking spray: To prevent the muffins from sticking to the tin, use paper cases or spray the tin with cooking spray. You can also dust the tin with some flour after spraying for extra protection.
  • Bake until golden: To check if the muffins are done, insert a skewer in the center and see if it comes out clean. The muffins should be golden and springy to the touch. Do not overbake or underbake them, as they will lose their moisture and flavor.
  • Let them cool slightly: To enjoy the muffins at their best, let them cool slightly in the tin before transferring them to a wire rack. This will allow them to set and release easily from the tin. You can also brush or dip them in some melted butter and sugar for extra sweetness.

How do I Reheat Mary Berry Strawberry Muffin?

  • In the oven: This is the best method to reheat these muffins, as it preserves their texture and flavor. Simply wrap them individually in aluminum foil or place them in a freezer-safe bag. When you’re ready to serve, you can thaw them at room temperature or reheat them in the oven at 350°F for about 10-15 minutes until warmed through.
  • In the microwave: This is the fastest and easiest method to reheat these muffins, but it may make them a bit dry or soggy. To prevent that, you can place a damp paper towel over the muffins or sprinkle some water over them before microwaving. Microwave them for 10 to 15 seconds or until warm.
  • In the air fryer: This is another quick and convenient method to reheat these muffins, and it can also make them crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. You can preheat your air fryer to 350°F and place the muffins in a single layer in the basket. Air fry them for 3 to 5 minutes or until warm.
  • In the toaster oven: This is a similar method to the oven, but it may take less time and energy. You can preheat your toaster oven to 350°F and place the muffins on a baking sheet. Toast them for 5 to 10 minutes or until warm.
  • On the stovetop: This is an unconventional method to reheat these muffins, but it can work if you don’t have any other appliances available. You can heat a skillet over medium-low heat and add some butter or oil. Cut the muffins in half and place them cut-side down on the skillet. Cook them for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until warm and golden.

FAQs

Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh ones?

Yes, you can use frozen strawberries instead of fresh ones, but you need to thaw them slightly and drain them well before chopping them. Frozen strawberries tend to be softer and juicier than fresh ones, so they may affect the texture and moisture of the muffins.

What is the purpose of adding black pepper to the batter?

Adding black pepper to the batter may sound unusual, but it actually enhances the flavor of the strawberries and other ingredients. You don’t really taste the black pepper, but it adds a subtle kick and complexity to the muffins. You can leave it out if you prefer, but we highly recommend it.

How do I store and freeze these muffins?

You can store these muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months. To reheat them, microwave them for 10 to 15 seconds or bake them in a preheated oven at 180°C/160°C fan/gas mark 4 for 5 to 10 minutes.

What other fruits or berries can I use for these muffins?

You can use any fruits or berries that you like for these muffins, such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, peaches, or cherries. Just make sure they are sweet and flavorful, and chop them into small pieces. You may need to adjust the amount of liquid or flour depending on the moisture content of your fruits or berries.

Final Words

Delight in the lusciousness of our Mary Berry Strawberry Muffin—a delicately fluffy treat suitable for all moments. Crafted effortlessly with ripe strawberries and subtly spiced with cinnamon and black pepper, these muffins are versatile enough for breakfast, an afternoon pick-me-up, or a dessert. Feel free to experiment with different fruits or berries to make them uniquely yours. Give them a whirl and share your experiences in the comments.

I appreciate your time and wish you joyful baking!

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