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Plum Amaretti Muffins and a Plum Filled Farm

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Spending our summer  holiday with the plums that are over abundantly filling our little farm this year. But who can complain, these plums appear every few years and the weather apparently agreed with them this year..picking and preserving the little golden gems now!

Besides  plum preserves and marmalade…. here is another way to enjoy the plums for breakfast with these muffins….of course with a cappuccino

Plum Amaretti Muffins

1 cup flour

3/4 cup milk

1/4 cup butter

2 eggs

12 fresh plums

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla

grated peel of 1 lemon

8 amaretti cookies crushed

Cut plums into cubes.Crush amaretti cookies, set aside.  Cream butter with sugar, then add in flour and baking powder that has been sifted, a little at a time. Then add in milk, blending a little in at a time, then add in vanilla and lemon peel. Stir in plum pieces. Butter and flour muffin tins or use paper muffin cups. Sprinkle bottom of muffin tins or cups with a tsp of crushed amaretti cookies, pour in muffin batter till 3/4 fill. Sprinkle tops with crushed amaretti. Bake at 180 degrees for 25 minutes.


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