I am so lucky. My boys love Singing in the Rain. They're such sophisticated little things. *snicker* Even my husband has learned to appreciate it! One of my lifelong dreams. Their favorite part, of course, is "Make 'em Laugh" and they both get up and try to do the whole routine (I posted a video on facebook, tis funny) though Stephen will get up and dance with every number. We might have dance lessons in that one's future!
"I will never stop trying,
I will never stop watching as you leave,
I will never stop losing my breath every time I see you looking back at me
I will never stop holding your hand,
I will never stop opening your door,
I will never stop choosing you, babe
I will never get used to you" - Safetysuit
I know, I've been on a music kick lately, sorry. But this song gives me goosebumps every time I hear it and makes me want to go throw my arms around my hubby and kiss him to death. TMI? Too bad!! Kay, enough of my sillyness, on to the prettiest muffins I have EVER made! They were inspired by these Strawberry Lemonade Muffins, but I had raspberries... and changed a quite a few other things :)
Raspberry Lemonade Muffins
2 1/2 c. Flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 c. sugar
8 oz container sour cream
1 stick butter, melted
Zest from one lemon
1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
1/4 c. milk
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 c. fresh or frozen ripe raspberries
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt in large bowl. Whisk in sugar.
Stir together sour cream, melted butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, milk, and eggs in a medium bowl.
Make a well in the dry ingredients. Pour in wet ingredients and stir till they come together. Gently fold in the raspberries.
Divide amoung 12 muffin cups. This is a pretty stiff batter, don't press into cups! Sprinkle the tops generously with sugar.
Bake for 17-20 minutes or until tops have spots of golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack.
Voila!! The highest-rising, prettiest, most perfect summery muffins I have ever made! YAY!! I hope Natalie liked them... She deserves them.
Mmmm, I love that raspberry spot. Make sure you try and use the ripest, most close-to-in-season raspberries you can get, I am lucky and have a bag frozen that my mom picked from my aunt's bushes (vines?). If you use tart-er raspberries, these may turn out just plain sour, cuz they live up to their name and there is a LOT of lemon in them!!
I love them. Stephen does too!! They're a bit less sweet than you may expect, (which is how we like our lemonade!) perfectly tart, even refreshing, and addictive! They almost feel healthy... But if you like your muffins sweet, add another 1/4 cup of sugar. It's okay!
Lookee! Lemon zest and raspberries! A match made in muffin heaven!
Muffins so pretty deserve only the prettiest plate... Hello chickadee!