Cherry and almond muffins Recipe

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makes:

12

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

Prep:

15 min

Cooking:

25 min

Impress the family with these light, fluffy and delicious cherry and almond muffins – the fruit will count towards one of your 5-a-day too!

Ingredients

  • 175g baking liquid or melted margarine
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 300g self-raising flour, sieved
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 5 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp almond essence
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 250g fresh cherries, stoned and quartered
  • Icing sugar (optional)

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Place 12 muffin cases into a muffin tray.

  • Add all the ingredients except the cherries into a bowl, and beat with a wooden spoon until the mixture is smooth.

  • Reserve some cherries for decoration and fold the remainder into the mixture.

  • Divide mixture evenly between the paper cases, and decorate the tops with remaining cherries.

  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, then leave to cool. Dust with icing sugar to serve.

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Top Tip

If you can't get fresh cherries or they're a little expensive then use blueberries or raspberries instead