Its cherry season here & one of the wonders of fresh cherries, apart from eating them by the handful, is what lovelies we can make with them.
These muffins are gorgeous but please make them a day before you want to eat them as they get their muffiny texture & the flavours come out better. So no cheating (Libby) or you will miss out big time :D
225g Plain flour
3 tsp Baking powder
225ml Butter milk (milk mixed with lemon juice)
4oz Cherries washed stalks & pips removed & quartered
1tsp Vanilla essence or sachet (Bulgaria)
12 muffin cases
Heat oven to 200c
Cream sugar & margarine together. Add the flour & baking powder, dont beat it. Add vanilla, stir then add milk, fold in to just moisten Fold in the cheries & spoon imediately into the muffin cases
Bake for 20-25 mins till risen & golden. cool on wire rack then store in airtight container for 24 hours.