Cooked ground cherries are amazing... even if you don't make these, please bake them in someway just to see what I literally have a hard time describing as their taste.
1 c. ground cherries, husked and rinsed
1 c. all purpose flour
1 c. whole wheat flour
½ t. salt
3 t. baking powder (I substituted this for 3/4 t baking soda + 1.5 t apple cider vinegar)
¼ c. real maple syrup
3 T. canola oil ( I substituted this for olive oil)
2 eggs (I substituted this for 2 ripe bananas)
1 c. milk
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a muffin tin with 12 baking cups. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Beat together the maple syrup, canola oil, eggs, and milk in a smaller bowl. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into it. Combine swiftly, stirring and folding rather than beating, just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in the ground cherries. Divide the batter between the 12 baking cups and bake 20 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Let rest for 5 minutes, then remove from muffin tin.
recipe adapted from ProspectHeightsCSA.org
We loved this recipe so much (and ate them so quickly) that I made them again, except I doubled the recipe and poured it into 2 buttered loaf pans. These I cooked for 40-50 minutes or until a tooth pick came out clean. Can't wait to find some more ground cherries... this isn't a terribly unhealthy dessert with whole wheat flour and maple syrup instead of refined sugar......right? ;) ....I'm in trouble.