January 16, 2013

Sour Cherry Vanilla Muffins...Simply Irresistable!

These are the Best-Ever Muffins!

Perfect muffins are light and tender with rough, shiny, golden brown crusts. For moist muffins, stir the batter only a few strokes. If you overbeat the muffin batter, they will be tough, and have peaks on the top. Always sift the dry ingredients. Mix all the wet ingredients together and pour into the center of the dry ingredients. Mix just until moistened.

This batter is a basic muffin batter and tastes wonderful. Any type of fruit can be added, such as blueberries, raspberries or strawberries. Jelly muffins are fabulous by topping with your prefrence of jams. Try adding raisins, nuts or dates. You can also adjust the sweetness by adding more sugar if you prefer.

1 3/4 cups flour
14 cup sugar
2 1/2 t. baking powder
3/4 t. salt
1 well-beaten egg
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup melted butter
1/2 t. vanilla

Sift the dry ingredients together into a bowl. make a well in the center. Combine the egg, milk, vanilla and melted butter. Add all at once to the dry ingredients and stir gently and quickly just until moisted. Fill greased muffin pan 2/3 full. Before baking, top each muffin with 1 t. of jam.....Estelle's used Sour Cherry Jam from the Stonewall Kitchen.

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