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       Title: Glen’s “Ring of Fire” Bran Muffins
  Categories: Bread, Muffins
       Yield: 72 servings
 
       1    Box (15-oz) Raisin Bran
       3 c  sugar
       5 c  flour
       5 ts baking soda
       2 ts salt
   1 1/2 ts cloves
       2 ts nutmeg
       3 ts cinnamon
       4    eggs; beaten
       1 c  oil
       1 qt buttermilk
       2 ts vanilla
       3 pk dried fruit bits*
       2 c  nuts; chopped (I use
            -walnuts)
 
 --------------------------------MY ADDITIONS--------------------------------
      12    Thai Chiles; finely minced
       2    Fresh Jalapenos; sliced
       4    Red/Orange Habaneros; sliced
 
   NOTE: The dried fruit bits can be found in most supermarkets beside the
 other dried fruit. The ones I use are Sunsweet (TM) International Style Fruit
 Morsels, 6-ounce package.
 
   This is a recipe that I ripped off from my mother that I have made in
 the past. Unfortunately, being a CHILE HEAD, I wanted a bit more spices than
 just the cinnamon and cloves in it, so I made a few additions!  Use all
 fresh chiles!  Mince them up real good.   Slice the jalapenos and habaneros
 into rings. Mix the Thai chiles with the muffin ingredients below.  After
 spooning into muffin cups, place a slice of jalapeno or habanero on top of
 each muffin.  You can label them “green for sissies” if you like.
 
   Simmer the fruit in water until very soft and they have absorbed
 all the juice they are going to (about 15-20 minutes). Drain. Mix dry
 ingredients in a BIG bowl or pan. Add remaining ingredients. Mix
 well. Spoon into muffin tins lined with paper cupcake papers about
 2/3 full. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes -- if using miniature
 muffin tins, reduce baking time to 15 minutes. (You would really be
 bonkers to try the miniature ones, it would make about 3 bezillion!)
 
   These really aren't hot, they just have a pleasant zing to them.
 Really!  Until you hit the “ring of fire”, that is.... (or does the
 “ring of fire” come later???) 8-)
 
   For the really initiated, I would suggest serving these with a drop
 or two of Daves Insanity or Endorphin Rush, just to get the day
 started with a zip!
 
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