It's just about cherry season here in Iowa, and the boys and I picked a couple of handfuls, enough to make cherry muffins.
The recipe's my Mom's. I love baking and cooking from her recipes. It reminds me of her; I can almost picture her hands pitting those cherries.
Here's the recipe:
Sour Cherry Spice Muffins
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. shortening
Add 2 eggs and 1/2 c. sour milk (1/2 c. milk with 1/2 T. vinegar).
In a separate bowl, mix 2 c. flour, 1 t. baking power, 1 t. cinnamon, 1 t. ground cloves, 1/2 t. salt.
Stir dry into wet.
Fold in 1 1/2 c. pitted sour cherries.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Makes 15 muffins.
No, we don't own a cherry tree. We pick them at the boys' elementary school, where 2 large, fruitful cherry trees are completely ignored this time of year, except by us and the birds.