Cherry Muffins

Celebrate George Washington's Birthday by making these scrumptious cherry muffins!



1/3 cup melted butter

2 eggs

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup boiling water

1 cup dried cherries or dried blueberries

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

Honey Tips

How Honey is Made

To make honey, bees drop the collected nectar into the honeycomb and then evaporate it by fanning their wings.


Preheat oven to 375°. Grease muffin tins.
In a small bowl, pour water over cherries. Set aside for 5 minutes. In another bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
To cherries and water, add honey, butter, eggs, lemon zest and vanilla. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients. Pour cherry mixture into center and stir until just blended. Fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
Yields: 12 muffins.