yesterday morning we ran in the oregon rain. my friend sarah came by after the older kids went to school and we ran through irvington with the little girls. i love running in irvington…the houses are beautiful, the gardens lush & interesting & many of the streets have huge, wonderful trees. it’s always a challenge to get motivated when it is cold & wet, but the run itself was cool, easy & rejuvenating!
rainy day running inspired some rainy day baking. we saw some gorgeous strawberries at the store and i decided on the spot that it was time for some strawberry & white chocolate chunk muffins. i couldn’t find a complete recipe that i liked, so i tweaked mark bittman’s sweet & rich muffin recipe from how to cook everything. luckily i had two small helpers and with the input of aidan & frankie, churned out some rather tasty treats. i’m really enjoying this new theme of running & eating.
if you are feeling hungry now, here’s the pieced together recipe (tweaked mark bittman’s sweet & rich muffin recipe):
3/4 stick of room temperature unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups flour
2 fresh eggs (thanks ginger!)
1/2 – 3/4 cup whole milk
2 cups fresh chopped strawberries
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chunks
preheat oven to 400˚F. grease your muffin tins. i used paper muffin liners. cream butter & sugar. (i used my mixer) mix together dry ingredients. beat eggs with milk. alternate dry & wet ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture until combined, but not smooth. add starwberries & white chocolate chunks gently by hand. scoop into muffin tins…fill almost to the top. bake for 25-30 minutes until nicely browned. yum.