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Hazelnut Muffins with Strawberry Jam

Servings: 18
These little muffins are great on a chilly morning served with hot coffee or tea, or have one during the day as a light snack.

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
8 tbsp. (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 cup sour cream
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup finely chopped toasted hazelnuts
About 1/2 cup strawberry jam

Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F/200 degrees C. Lightly butter the wells of a standard 12 well muffin pan (you will need to use the pan twice, once for the first 12 muffins, and again for the remaing 6 muffins).

In a bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, stir together the butter, sour cream, egg and vanilla. Add the butter mixture and hazelnuts to the flour mixture and stir until just blended.

Fill each well halfway with batter. Using the back of a teaspoon, make a small indentation on top of the batter and add 1 tsp. jam to each. Bake until the muffins are golden and pull away from the sides of the pan, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack. Let the muffins cool, then remove them from the pan. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Makes 18 muffins.

Source: Williams-Sonoma
Date: February 6, 2003