Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
These muffins belonged to Mean Chef. I'm honored to now give them a home.
- 1 1⁄2 cups dried cherries
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups whole milk
- 8 ounces unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Spray a 12 cup muffin tin.
- Place cherries and 1 tbl flour in bowl, toss and set aside.
- Combine milk, melted butter and eggs in a bowl.
- Set aside.
- In bowl of mixer combine flour, sugar, cornmeal, baking powder and salt.
- Mix with paddle to blend.
- Add milk mixture and mix on low until just blended.
- Add cherries and mix to combine.
- Spoon into muffin tin.
- Bake until tests done.
- Remove muffins from pan to cool.
Oh yum! These are so good! They are perfect in my book. I'm a self confessed muffin junkie. I LOVE muffins! And these are right up there with my favorites. Very quick and easy to put together, great for a morning treat. The batter generously filled 12 muffin cups, and 2 ramekins as well. The ones in the muffin pan took exactly 20 minutes, and the 2 ramekins took about 25 minutes. They came out of the pan perfectly, I never use muffin papers, just always grease the pan. Very, very good muffins that the whole family loves! Thanks Mean!
These muffins are AMAZING! I love how the cornmeal contrasts with the tart sweetness of the cherries. I had enough batter left over after making 12 regular sized muffins to make several mini muffins for the kids. These will be regulars at our house. Thank you!
The flavor was really good. I guess you have to be more talented than me to make a Mean Chef recipe, however. The most important point is that a 12-cup muffin tin is *not* a standard muffin tin. A standard tin holds 1/2 c. batter per muffin (meaning than a 12 muffin tin is a 6-cup tin). I didn't really make not of this as I was making this until the muffins spilled over in the oven. There was no failsafe in step 10 because the recipe doesn't state how full the cups should be. I was also frustrated that the recipe doesn't say how long to bake, but my gigantor muffins were done in 23 minutes. I also had two other issues that were entirely my fault and, oddly, didn't seem to affect the flavor or results. 1. I didn't have enough cornmeal left. I didn't measure because I knew it was less than a cup, but it was probably about 3/4 cup. 2. The highest fat milk I had in the house was 2%.