Friday, 16 July 2010

Cherry Muffins

Its been quite some time since I posted something sweet here. Well, its not because I haven't been making any at home, its just because they all have a specific recipe and measurements I follow and can be checked any time, whereas the savoury stuff is all from here and there and if I don't pen it down as soon as possible, I completely forget and it just stays in my drafts forever. I have quite a few of those still lying around.
We went over to a friends place for dinner about 2 weeks back and after brainstorming on what to take, I decided on cherry muffins because the cherries at the supermarket were too good and in plenty to resist, needless to mention, I kinda ended up eating quite a bit while pitting.
Since I've seen loadsa cherry recipes on blogs, I thought I'd join the bandwagon and share a cherry recipe myself.
Have a great weekend peeps.
Cherry muffins (yields 12)
loosely adapted from Smitten Kitchen's peach cupcakes

Plain flour- 1 1/2 cups
Baking powder- 1 1/4 tsp
Baking soda- 1 1/4 tsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Nutmeg- a pinch (optional)
Butter- 3 oz
Granulated white sugar- 3 oz
Packed dark brown sugar- 3 oz
Eggs- 2
Vanilla extract- 1/2 tsp1 1/4 cup
Buttermilk
Cherries- 1/2 to 3/4th cup (pitted)

Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. Keep aside.
Cream the butter and both the sugars together in a free standing mixer, using a hand blender or with a wire whisk, till light and fluffy.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add the vanilla and then buttermilk bit by bit.
Fold in the dry ingredients, making sure no lumps are seen.
Add the pitted cherries and mix again, lightly.
Line a cup cake tray and pour in about one ladle full of batter into each (about 3/4th full) and bake in a pre-heated oven (176C) for 25 to 30 minutes or till golden brown on top and after the skewer test comes out right.
Take them out and cool on a wire rack after about five minutes.
Notes: I have halved the recipe here, double it for 28 muffins.
They were perfectly sweet with the slight tartness of the cherries, which were perfect for me, but if you need it sweeter, you can add some more sugar.

25 comments:

Prerna said...

Cheery is one of my all time weeknesses and I always try to incorporate it with something or the other as much as I can and specially when they're in season.
thanks for another great idea!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

cherry muffins sounds too gud,lovely pictures...

Satya said...

muffins looks sooooooooo yummy ...very tempting click ..i must try it soon

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

ahh..looks delicious and mindblowing.....lovley baked goodies...jsut made cherry clafoutis and strawberry cake last week for potluck..and lying in my drafts...ur post reminds me tht i hv to post them soon..hv a wonderful weekend...tc

RV said...

Luscious muffins. I can grab one(all) right away

PJ said...

yes, lots of cherry recipes everywhere now-a-days. somehow i always end up finishing my cherries before even thinking to cook anything with them. looking at your pics though, next time i'll definitely try to save some cherries for these cherry muffins.

Abraham Chacko said...

ur right... me too haven't posted something for long and the same reason gets in my way....but i love these cherry ones... shud try ..

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Divine and truly delicious looking muffins. I eat my cherries before they get made into desserts too. :). They are truly irresistible.
You have any plans coming to the US?
Happy Weekend!

Suman Singh said...

very tempting looking muffins..love fresh cherries in them...looks de-lish!

Sushma Mallya said...

tempting pic and so beautiful the muffins are

Vrinda said...

Lovely cup cakes..so colorful n yummm

Cool Lassi(e) said...

You know, its a small world. I live in the same town as your bro. Next thing you will be telling me that he is my neighbor and I won't be surprised. So when you do come here, we could meet.

aipi said...

They look so cute.. loved the color.. very tempting click !!

Parita said...

Muffins look fabulous! I would love to add some choco chips in them..yumm!

Priya said...

Thats a great and prefect baked muffins, looks awesome..

Smita Srivastava said...

The muffins looks absolutly divine ..... Great recipe with beautiful clicks .

- Smita
http://littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com/

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Absolutely divine!!

Nitha said...

Muffins looks delicious... Should definitely say that cherries are photogenic... of course the photographer has her skills...

FoodieAnn said...

Wow...Beautiful click....:)

PJ said...

Pretty cherries and gorgeous muffins!!!

Sanchita Karmakar said...

I love muffins and I was about to make some muffins this weekend but then finally controlled my self. These muffins looks amazing. Well done.

Trupti said...

cherry muffins looks delicious. Lovely clicks

Ananda Rajashekar said...

lustrous pic of cheer....and muffins in different color muffin tins ...lovey and super yum!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Cherry cupcakes looks so tempting...looks perfect too!

Sireesha Puppala said...

loved these muffins:)