Good morning. I also enjoy Bran muffins once in awhile I do bake them. I thought I might mention to you that you can macerate the dried cherries overnite with juice that you may have. You can use prune juice as well Does your recipe contain any??? It should. Also my friend, Molasses goes very very well in bran muffins. If it doesn’t have this ingredient you can subst. oz for oz with honey or some sugar about 10/15% worth. It is my secret in keeping this baked product moist & tasty as well,
Good luck in your bake & enjoy the rest of the day.
Good Morning ~FRESHKID,
What a great idea! I am replacing the raisins in the recipe with dried cherries because they are about to expire this month. I do have prune juice and I will try it. Thank you for the idea. I’ll macerate the cherries tonight and bake in the morning. The recipe does use molasses as well as brown sugar.
Are you a professional? You always give such excellent advice.
Thank you ~FRESHKID! Have a wonderful day.
Good morning. Thank you for the timely reply. Just to answer your question Flour Girl, NO, I am not a prof baker….just a amatuer baker like everyone else.. I have attended culunary college as a baking student many years ago. I study BAKING SCIENCE thru the many books that I have in my culinary library. This is my hobby to learn all that I can about why there are failures & successes in it’s chemistry. I am near 83, years old now, the aforementioned & helping others to understand baking & the culinary arts & the stock market keep me busy all day.
Good luck in your baking & enjoy the rest of the day my friend.
I hope you will post the results of the bran muffins.
I would never have guessed you are in your 80’s. Your posts are full of enthusiasm. You must really love your craft/hobby. You are very interesting, ~FRESHKID. Thank you for sharing this information with me.
I thoroughly enjoy reading your very informative posts. It is a pleasure to learn from you, my friend.
I wanted to write to you today to tell you I’m not able to bake those bran muffins today. I realized tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and have to bake for the occasion. However, I will be baking the bran muffins on Friday or Saturday, at the latest.
Thank you so much. Have a wonderful day