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Plum Amaretti Muffins..Plum Summer..

By Marialiberati

Spending my plum filled summer picking and preserving them!  They don’t appear every year…so when they do I want to preserve that  memory of my summer..flavors of summer are my favorite souvenirs..

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.

** Hope to see you on August 18th for my Italian barbecue dinner celebrating the Italian Holiday of Ferr’Agosto at Casa Casale in Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, Pa. A 4 course picnic style meal with wine sampling, cookign demo and presentation is $89 and reservations are limited. Call Michelle at Casa Casale at 215-794-1474 to make your reservations

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Plum Amaretti  Muffins..Plum Summer..

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