GROUND CHERRY MUFFINS
Prep: 25 minutes Bake: 20 minutes at 375°F Cool: 5 minutes
2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup sugar
2½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
2 beaten eggs
¾ cup milk
½ cup melted butter
1 Tbsp. finely shredded
1 cup fresh ground cherries,
husked, washed, and halved Coarse sugar
Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease twelve 2½-inch muffin pan cups; set aside.
Stir together flour, the ¾ cup sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Make a well in the center of dry mixture; set aside.
Combine eggs, milk, butter, and orange peel; add all at once to the dry mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in ground cherries.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each almost full. If desired, sprinkle tops with coarse sugar. Bake in preheated oven 20 minutes or until golden. Cool in muffin cups on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups.
Makes 12 muffins.