Do you ever wonder what life would to be like if you were suddenly catapulted into the category of one of the world’s top bloggers?
What if it was your blog that landed you a spot in a popular magazine? Or brought you good fortunes like your own television show, the opportunity to contract with a well known book publisher, or promote brand name products?
Would you graciously accept the fame and publicity, or would you run from it as fast as your little feet would carry you?
What do you think makes certain bloggers or their blogs popular? Is it the blog or bloggers personality? Does hard work have a lot to do with it? Is it as simple as pure luck? How about the quantity or quality of posts?
What do you think?
Now, hold onto your socks because I’m about to knock them off with this recipe for Glazed Strawberry Crumb Muffins I’ve come up with.
Glazed Strawberry Crumb Muffins
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1/4 c. butter, melted
1 c. sour milk
1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Pinch of cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped strawberries
2 tbsp. butter, softened
1/4 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. quick cook oatmeal
Using a fork, mix all ingredients together in a small bowl; set aside.
1/2 c. confectioners sugar
One to two drops of milk
Mix until sugar is dissolved; set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 18 muffin cups with paper liners.
In a large bowl, add oil, butter, sugar, and eggs; mix thoroughly by hand. Add salt, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg; stir until completely blended. Add sour milk and flour by alternating; mix until all ingredients are combined. Fold in berries.
Fill muffin cups about 3/4 full. Bake for 13-15 minutes until golden brown, or toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center. Leave oven on, and immediately sprinkle crumb topping over muffin tops. Return to oven for 2 minutes.
Remove coated muffins from oven and cool completely. Once cool, drizzle glaze topping over crumb topping.