Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 C). Spray muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray or line muffin cups with paper cupcake liners.
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt, and stir until well blended.
In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, butter, eggs and vanilla. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour liquid mixture in and the strawberries. Using a large spoon, gently fold ingredients until just moist. Spoon the batter evenly into 12 muffin cups. Sprinkle each muffin with about 1/2 teaspoon sugar, if desired. Bake 20 to 25 minutes.
Makes 12 muffins.
Submitted By: Joanne Teo
Date: 17 Mar 2004