Gold and Pearl Encrusted Berry Muffins
Sometimes the difference between boring jeans and a t-shirt and looking fancy is a strand of pearls. The same goes for breakfast. A little pearl sugar (available at specialty grocery stores in the baking aisle) and a few gold stars (by Wilton, available at specialty grocery stores and party supply stores) go a long way to dressing up breakfast.
These are the kind of muffins that are ready for a party. Or for a Monday morning.
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 (or so) cup washed and dried mixed berries
1 tablespoon pearl sugar
edible gold stars
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Blend together flour, salt, and baking powder in a small bowl and set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine all other ingredients – except blueberries. When wet ingredients are well combined add in flour mixture. Stir until just combined - do not over beat!
Stir in berries gently and scoop batter into prepared muffin tins. Sprinkle pearl sugar and gold stars evenly over the top of each muffin. Bake 25-30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and let sit a few minutes before serving.