Monday, June 22, 2009

Treat Yourself

I love dessert, I will go to extremes to make it and nothing seems impossible in comparison to the pleasures. Of course this would not be the time to watch your calorie intake because 1 and 1/4 cups of butter are melted until golden brown and bubbly. This brings out the natural nuttiness of it and blending it will the same amount of ground almonds takes it over the top. A cup of flour, cup of sugar and a teaspoon of salt are blended together in a separate bowl. 5 egg whites are mixed in and the "nutty" mixture is added. Now for all you that want to make it a little extra something...add a tablespoon of cherry brandy, its totally optional but it does gives a great introduction to the fresh cherry that's added inside of each muffin right before baking. Let your ingredients mingle together for 20 minutes, clean up those dishes while the flavors blend and when you are finished, bake at 400 F. This Nutty treat is ready in 10-15 minutes, so get ready...

Just on a little note, I dipped each one in dark chocolate and added another cherry on top. I love cherries and the time to pick them is just around the corner. If you do end up going to the farm as I will be remember to eat as much as you can and save the big ones for this recipe. Here's to happy pickings!

Chocolate Cherry, hope.

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