Fresh Cherry Muffins

23 08 2009
Cherry Muffins

Cherry Muffins

This recipe is funny for three reasons.  1) It is the recipe that I see EVERY time I open up Ivy Manning’s cookbook and want them. Right now. And I have yet to make them.  And 2) because the sous chef had cherries from a few weeks ago that were still good that caused us to make them.  And 3) because this was the fourth recipe we cooked today AND we already have apricot muffins left over. 

The best part was the sous chef equated pitting cherries to hard labor and was lamenting that if only we had a cherry pitter we would use them. Ms. Manning to the rescue! In the recipe she recommends throwing them into a plastic bag and squishing the pits out. Plain and simple.  With that hurdle out of the way we only had the almond hurdle to get over. We didn’t have any almonds.  We had the extract but no almonds.  But since I don’t like nuts in my muffins I was ok without having them on top too.  Then I was talking to a friend on the phone and asked her to bring a handful over of whole almonds because she had some.  So we were in business. And then we ended up going to the grocery store for an emergency birch beer run and ended up getting our sliced almonds anyway.

From here on out the baking was smooth sailing and they tasted great! Just as we expected them too and will be enjoying cherry and apricot muffins for the week to come!

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