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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Cherry Muffins


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I saw a recipe for The Best Blueberry Muffins on Art and Aioli. They looked scrumptious! My only problem...no blueberries, but I do have lots of cherries.  To Read More, Click On The Recipe Title.
I made them with my sweet cherries and they turned out great! These are a tender, moist muffin. The kids loved them! I had thought about putting mini chocolate chips in them too but didn't, I will next time. Cut your cherries into pieces and fold into your batter. I sprinkled a generous amount of sugar on top of them before baking, they were perfect! The recipe called for 1/2 cup of heavy cream but didn't explain when to add it to the batter, not that my sleepy little head saw anyway. So I just incorporated it into the batter with the sour cream. Oh yeah the sour cream...the recipe used Greek yogurt but I didn't have any so I substituted sour cream. Whew! Ok here's the recipe!

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Blueberry Muffins Recipe
(Adapted from Simply Recipes)
Art and Aioli

3 cups of all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 stick of unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup Greek style yogurt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 1/2 cups blueberries ( I used sweet cherries)
1 Tbsp flour (if using defrosted frozen berries)
cinnamon sugar mixture

1 Adjust the oven rack to the middle-lower part of the oven. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2 Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and set aside.

3 In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together, beating until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating until incorporated after each one. Beat in the grated lemon peel.

4 Beat in one half of the dry ingredients until just incorporated. Beat in one third of the yogurt. Beat in half of the remaining dry ingredients. Beat in a second third of the yogurt. Beat in the remaining dry ingredients and then the remaining yogurt. Again be careful to beat until just incorporated. Do not over beat. Fold in the berries. If you are using frozen berries, defrost them first, drain the excess liquid, and then coat them in a light dusting of flour.

5 Use a standard 12-muffin muffin pan. Coat each muffin cup lightly with oil using a pastry brush, or with a little butter. Or use one of those convenient vegetable oil sprays. Distribute the muffin dough equally among the cups. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake until muffins are golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes. Test with a long toothpick to make sure the center of the muffins are done. Set on wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Remove muffins from the tin and serve slightly warm.


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55 comments:

Melissa said...

Those both look extremely delectable! I've been preoccupied as well. Not w/ work but my nose has been stuck in a book that I just couldn't put down!

Michelle said...

These look so delicious! I have yet to try rolling a cake.

Marie said...

Those both look so good Bunny and Carol. I just love Boston Cream Pie, but then again I love muffins too! Choices, Choices!!!

Coleen's Recipes said...

My culinary hat is tipped to you for posting the Boston cream cake roll. I've made cake rolls and while they are not really hard to make, it is hard to get them THAT picture perfect! Beautiful.

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love cherries and those cherry muffins are perfect for breakfast.As for the boston cream rolls,they are gorgeous and the filling looked very very creamy..

Denise said...

wow, that cream roll looks amazing and the muffins look so tasty..I have never rolled a cake..I have to try

Katy ~ said...

I've been on a bit of a muffin kick and those muffins look GOOD!

That cake roll is gorgeous! Oh my word is it beautiful! I FINALLY bought the right size sheet pan just this past week so I could maybe a rolled cake like this. I've never done it, and I'm intimated by the whole idea. You are inspiring me because this looks terrific.

Well done, both.

Kim said...

Even though I adore cherries. I am all about the Boston Cream Cake Roll........fabulous!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

That cake looks just perfect and perfectly delicious.

Kathy said...

My Oh My! Both of these look and sound delicious! Thanks!

Debbie said...

OMG both of those look delicious! I'll take a slice of the cake and a muffin on the side!

Hendria said...

They both look amazing...The Boston Cream Cake Roll is one I will be trying.... :)

HoneyB said...

Love them both! I'm always a sucker for muffins and love the "fanciness" of that boston cream cake roll!

Gloria said...

Bunny this two recipes are absolutely wonderful, when I saw the cherry muffins I loved them!! but really I love too Boston cream Cake Roll, is wonderful!!
Beatiful pictures!! xxGloria

silvanausa said...

mamma mia che bonta mi piace cake roll fantastico

Heidi said...

Those look amazing!

noble pig said...

Wow, it all looks delicious. I love, love what you have done here, the muffins and the roll!

Grace said...

the muffins look lovely, and if cherries didn't cost an arm and a leg here, i'd make some for myself! i'm most smitten with that cake roll--boston cream pie is a favorite, and that roll is one beautiful, elegant, and slobber-causing creation. :)

Kerstin said...

They both look so good! We've been overdosing on cherries lately too and I should use some to make muffins! And I'm completely impressed by the Boston Cream Cake Roll, it looks amazing!

finsmom said...

Both recipes sound amazing! I am a sucker for muffins, but the roll looks really great as well. Awesome photos (as usual :) )

Kristen said...

Oh wow - that cake roll is amazing!
Don't you hate it when work interferes with precious blog time ;)

Julie said...

Oh my, that Boston cake roll looks out of this world! I made a regular Boston cream cake myself last week, but it didn't look near this divine :)

Sophie said...

I prefer the cherry muffins but your Boston filled cake looks so georgous!

I am amazed!

Amanda said...

They both look so good Bunny and Cyndi. I'm going to have to save these though, I need to avoid using my oven at all costs in this heat. Definitely bookmarking though!

cookies and cups said...

That Boston Cream looks outrageous!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

These are both great ideas. Cherries are in season, so why not put them in muffins. I like finding fun ways to use cherries.

Ever since I was a child I have had a soft spot for Boston Cream Pie. I love this variation.

Sara said...

Wow, that cake roll looks amazing. I want to bathe in that creamy filling.

Eliana said...

What a great post. These two desserts look wonderful.

Reeni♥ said...

These both look so delicious! Love the sweet cherry muffins. And the cake roll sounds just divine filled with custard and ganache.

Ingrid said...

Yum, those both look good! Double trouble for my waistline and butt! I'm definitely going to give the boston cream roll a try as i think that's something my Dad would love! (My parents are here visiting from NC)
~ingrid

Donna-FFW said...

2 winners. They both look terrific. That cake roll .. I so want that like now. Delish!

MaryBeth said...

You always have the best looking desserts...I would have a hard time choosing just one to eat

Dhanggit said...

oh my goodness all this sweet stuffs just made my day :-)

Katherine Aucoin said...

The both look decadent Bunny. I could go for one of each right nice with a nice hot cup of coffee.

Lori R. said...

I made your Southwest Chicken recipe the other day. OMGoodness, it was delicious and my husband liked it too, but I did give you the credit instead of stealing all the kudos.

Theresa said...

Those both look so delicious. That roll came out perfect!!

Risa said...

Both these recipes sounds incredible. The Boston Cream Cake Roll looks super impressive!

Claudia said...

Work has consumed for also - so I disappeared. But look what I came back to see? These are scrumptious! I know I will make the muffins - I have all sorts of berries and cherries. And I shall save the Boston Creme Cake Roll (it looks do die for) for a special occasion. I really appreciated the "tip" on icing and storing the cake. I tend to get impatient!

Aysha said...

Delicious Recipe..Thanks 4 sharing!!Will definitely try it out

The Blonde Duck said...

Everything looks so good!

Dragon said...

The boston cream roll is calling my name! Make it stop, please. :)

Proud Italian Cook said...

Holy cow! Perfection!

giz said...

You make cooking and baking look like an extreme sport :). I'm going to have to "borrow" some of your creations for Canada Day red and white celebrations on July 1st.

Elra said...

What a delectable roll, so irresistible!

Mermaid Sweets said...

I hear you sister, I have been MIA and sooo busy, and then when google reader is about to hit 1,000 it is overwhelming on getting caught up. Just hate being lax in commenting. Hope all is well.

Delectable Dining said...

Both of these recipes look amazing!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Those both look absolutely divine! I couldn't choose between so I'll have to bake both :0)

eatme_delicious said...

Ooo both of these look awesome! I need to get a cherry pitter so I can bake with cherries. I love the idea of the Boston cream cake roll. Mmmm.

Kevin said...

Those cheery muffins would make a really nice breakfast! The Boston cream cake roll looks amazing!

Talita said...

Yummy!! I love muffins, but the cream cake roll caught me! Looks so delish!

Lori said...

Muffins are my weakness. I have some cherries on my counter right now. Hmmm. Everything looks so good here Bunny and Carol!

Jessica said...

They both look so delicious! I have never made a cream roll, but I love Boston Cream Pie so this sounds like the perfect time to try it.

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Avril Miller said...

Such a wonderful wonderful blog you have going on here! LOVE it! :-)

Courtney @ Family Gone Healthy said...

Wow! These look really great! I might try them with whole wheat flour and less sugar but I bet they are delicious!

Mary Bostow said...

Thank you Courtney your adaptions will be wonderful!