Recipe For Cherry Choc Muffins

I made these cherry choc muffins three times. First with chunks of dark chocolate and frozen cherries. Then with mini M&M’s and frozen cherries. And finally with Smarties and dried cherries.

Cherry Choc Muffins
Cherry Choc Muffins
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cancelled a multi room booking I had made for a racing weekend because I was asked to pay a deposit I was not expecting to pay. This meant I had to start the search over again and this time I broadened the area description. The results came back with a bed and breakfast closer to the circuit. It also had a BBQ facility we could use. So all in all, the request for a deposit turned out to work in our favour. The booking was done in my name, with a twin room for the mechanics. And a room for Dave and I and one for the other driver. Three weeks before we were due to race the exhaust broke on the car. We knew it could not be repaired in time but the option was there to hire a drive for the race meeting.

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While the drivers were deciding what to do I received a phone call from the receptionist. She needed to know there and then whether the one room was actually needed for our booking. She had an enquiry for that specific room and called to ask us to please cancel it if we were not coming. At that stage we still had not made up our minds and so I cancelled the entire booking. If we were going to make use of a car already in Johannesburg our needs would be different. And we could always stay with my parents and friends. What amazed me was that after cancelling 3 rooms no-one called to ask why. They only wanted us to cancel the one room so surely they would have been surprised to lose the entire booking?

Cherry Choc Muffins

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Cherry Choc Muffins
 
Make use of M&M's, Smarties, Astros or plain choc chips
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Ingredients
  • 200g softened butter
  • 150g fructose
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g bread flour
  • 7.5mls baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 150g chocolate pieces
  • 275g dried cherries
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 200° Celsius
  2. Place the butter and fructose into a bowl of a stand mixer and beat until pale and fluffy
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time and beat until incorporated
  4. Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl
  5. Add the cherries and chocolate and mix to coat with the flour
  6. Add to the batter and gently fold in to distribute the cherries and chocolate evenly
  7. Using an ice cream scoop, portion out the batter into 12 muffin cases *
  8. Place into the oven and bake for 25 minutes
  9. Remove and leave to cool in the pan for 5 minutes
  10. Place on a wire rack to cool completely
  11. Eat the same day
My Notes
* I prefer the silicone ones as they don't let the butter leak like I found with the paper ones

 

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12 thoughts on “Recipe For Cherry Choc Muffins

  1. i can’t say smarties would be my first choice to use in baked goods, especially when chocolate’s an option, but these still sound so good!

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    1. I was playing around, and they would not be my first choice either 🙂

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  2. These look so delicious, Tandy. I love cherry and chocolate together.

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    1. Me too Robbie 🙂

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  3. Oh Tandy, chocolate and cherries just go! I’m just laughing right now because I don’t think of one being able to get m & m’s in South Africa! Ha.

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    1. We get a lot of American candy here xx

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  4. these sound delicious tandy. such a great combo – choc and cherry. i like your new banner photo. always good to have a change. yes it’s a bit difficult these days booking rooms. some want deposits, some want it all paid upfront, some are casual and let you pay when you get there and some let you pay when you leave. so confusing.. cheers sherry
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    1. The new banner is for International Scone Week 🙂

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  5. I love the idea of using frozen cherries in these! I haven’t found frozen cherries here in Australia yet, but I’m going to expand my search. 🙂

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    1. The will ‘bleed’ a bit so keep that in mind 🙂

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  6. I’m often surprised when people don’t ask why you’re not happy with a service. I’ve recently had some absolute doozies with buying online.
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    1. I don’t like buying online if possible as you can never be sure of the quality 🙂

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