Cherry Vanilla Muffins
By Chef Dennis on July 28, 2011
After gorging myself on cherries every night for the past few days, I finally decided to bake something while I still had a few on hand. I didn't want to make anything too decadent or sweet today so I my turned to muffins, or as I like to think of them "almost cupcakes".
I have a good go to recipe for muffins, which has seen a quite a few variations over the years, and has yet to fail me. The muffins were perfect, a delightful crumb, not too sweet with just a little bit of crunch on the exterior.
Feel free to change them up a bit, but the base recipe is a keeper and should be filed away for further use.
I hope you enjoy these as much as we did!
These little muffins truly are a wonderful treat, they freeze well an can provide a much better start to your day then some store made over processed version. If you don't have cherries try peaches, nectarines, or berries.....just try them.
*one thing I do is measure out all my dry ingredients and have a few sets made up in zip-lock bags ready to go. That way when I stumble out of bed, its not such a chore to make the muffins and have them ready for breakfast by the time my wife gets up. If you have fruit to prep do it the night before too!
I would like to thank everyone for the well wishes, I think I have gotten rid of my last bit of summer flu, and things are definitely looking better! Our heatwave finally broke today, after reaching temps of 103 last week 87 is looking darn good!
My new blog is taking shape, hopefully it will be finished within the next few weeks, I'm really getting excited!!
And of course I will be in Asheville on August 12th and 13th for the Asheville Wine and Food Festival and would love to see you there. If your within driving distance, I can promise you a great time for very little money! Food glorious food, and local beers and wine! Stop by our website to get your tickets, click on the link for more information. You can also email
me with any questions.
I hope everyone is taking advantage of all the delicious fresh produce that is in our markets, and if your lucky enough to have a farmers market in your area that's even better. Local produce is always a better choice!That's about it for today my friends.
Thanks for stopping by, stay cool and stay full!
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