There was a bowl of fresh cherries sitting in the fridge, and I knew I had to use them asap.
Whatever I was going to make, I knew I’d have to remove the pits . . . without a cherry pitter.
Well, I got it done, eventually.
I decided to try to make chocolate cherry muffins. Christine was always a huge fan of chocolate cherry bread when we were growing up, so I thought it would be nice to recreate it in a more accessible form (as in not a huge loaf). I used this recipe from All Recipes. The priority in finding a recipe was that it would use fresh cherries instead of dried cherries. Also, the recipe called for sour cream, but I didn’t have any so I had to substitute with a mix of yogurt and baking soda.
I also thought it would be nice to add a white chocolate finish on top. I just melted some white chocolate in the microwave and drizzled it on top.
The chocolate warm and comforting, and the cherries were soft and sweet. A success.