I loved this muffin for so many reasons. It's pretty, tart and not too sweet, just like you'd expect "Grandma" would have made. It's not very sweet because it's not meant to be - this is an old-fashioned muffin (not a little cake posing as one) and is light, fluffy, and almost downright dainty! With no distracting spices, the flavors of both the strawberries and rhubarb shine and so there's a wonderful freshness about them. They really are a "touch of spring" muffin! Great on their own, or with a dab of butter or lemon curd. With only two reviewers before me with opposite views on this muffin, I have to say with all due respect to "fizzyginger" that pehaps it was not the muffin that went wrong but her technique. There is nothing that even remotely resembles uncooked batter in this muffin. Rather than slice the strawberries I chopped them and perhaps that's where the difference lies. I sprinkled them with sparkling sugar which gave them just the slightest delightful crunch and topping them with a strawberry half was a pretty touch, even tho' they kind of dried out during baking. This will be a recipe I hang on to, especially when I'm in need of that "touch of spring."
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I loved this muffin for so many reasons. It's pretty, tart and not too sweet, just like you'd...