i had to google help with blogger and ipad and learned I had to post in the html way. so here it is.
this is Martha Stewart's muffin recipe that I could not find online anywhere. I had it from a newspaper clipping from an old co-worker. I guess it was in the New York Times around 8/13/03.
Makes 12 muffins
10 T. unsalted butter, (1 1/4 sticks) melted, plus more for pan
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 T. baking powder
1 1/4 t ground cinnamon
1/4 t. salt
1/2 vanilla bean, split up and scraped or 1 t. vanilla (that is what I used)
2/3 c sugar
2/3 c milk at room temperature
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 1/4 c fresh fruit, like blueberries (picked over and rinsed), raspberries, quartered or chopped hulled strawberries, or chopped peeled peaches
Streusel (recipe follows)
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter a standard muffin tin. Place flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
2. In a medium bowl, combine butter, vanilla, sugar, milk and egg. Whisk to combine. Fold butter mixture and fruit into flour mixture, using no more than 10 strokes (if possible I must add)
3. Spoon 1/4 c batter into each prepared muffin cup; press 2 T streusel on top of each.
Bake until tops are golden, 15-17 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool in pan 15-20 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Enough for 12 standard muffins (I like to make extra)
5 T unsalted butter, melted
2/3 c all purpose flour
2/3 c confectioner's sugar
1/4 t ground cinnamon
a pinch of salt
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Work it with your fingers until mixture is moist and crumbly.