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Best! Muffins! Ever!

I’m not bragging. That’s just what my family says, and hey, in the interests of public service, I feel I should share this with you. I tweaked my favourite muffin recipe, Nigella’s pear and ginger muffins (from Nigella Express), to use up some cherries, and I’d have to say it was one of my better ideas. They look fantastic and taste even better. You’re welcome.

cherry muffins

Cherries – a few generous handfuls, pitted and torn into halves
250g flour
150g caster sugar
75g brown sugar + extra for sprinkling
2 tsp baking powder
150ml Greek yoghurt
125ml oil
2 eggs
a handful of toasted almond splinters

Preheat oven to 190ºC. Mix flour, sugar and baking powder in a large bowl. Mix yoghurt, oil and eggs in a jug, then stir into dry ingredients. Stir in cherries. Spoon into muffin trays, sprinkle with a little brown sugar and top with almond splinters. Bake for about 20 min.

Allow to cool but serve still slightly warm. You might need to make the per-person allocation of muffins extremely clear at the outset to avoid war. I’m just saying.

2 thoughts on “Best! Muffins! Ever!

  1. They look delicious! We were at a friend’s this weekend and they made the chocolate and pear pudding from Nigella Express using peaches instead of pears. Yum! I might have to get myself a copy.

    1. I’ve only made a couple of things from that book, and the pudding isn’t one of them, but I’ll have to take another look – I love the chocolate/pear combo!

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