Nutty cherry muffins

    Nutty cherry muffins


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    About this recipe: A deliciously different muffin, using tinned cherries and loads of chopped nuts. You can use fresh cherries with the stones removed, if in season. Almonds would also work a treat in place of the pecans or walnuts. Enjoy!

    Serves: 24 

    • 2 eggs
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 90g butter, softened
    • 250g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 250ml milk
    • 1 (410g) tin cherries, drained
    • 165g chopped pecans or walnuts

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a muffin tin, or line with paper cases.
    2. In a medium mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar together; add butter and beat well.
    3. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture, alternating with milk. Fold in the cherries and pecans; stir just to combine.
    4. Scoop muffin mixture into prepared muffin tins and bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean.


    If you prefer your muffins less sweet, feel free to try decreasing the amount of sugar to 300g or even 250g, depending on personal taste.

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    Madde these muffins last week. Replaced half the cherries with rasins - Yummy! - 15 Apr 2012

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