*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         GINGER - MOLASSES MUFFINS
 
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 Serving Size  : 40   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Muffins                          Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       t            Baking soda
    1       tb           Hot water
    1       c            Room temperature butter
    1       c            Sugar
    1       c            Molasses
    4                    Separated, room temp egg
    3 1/2   c            All purpose flour
    1       t            Freshly grated nutmeg
    1       t            Cinnamon
    1       t            Ground ginger
    1       c            Buttermilk
    1       c            Chopped pecan
    1       c            Raisin
            pn           Cream of tartar
 
   (Makes about 40.)
   
   Preheat oven to 350 deg. Grease 2-inch muffin tins.
   Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Cream butter with
   sugar until light and fluffy, using electric mixer.
   Blend in molasses, yolks and soda. Combine flour,
   nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. Mix into butter
   alternately with buttermilk in 3 additions each. Fold
   in nuts and raisins. Beat whites with cream of tartar
   in another bowl until stiff but not dry. Fold into
   batter. Spoon into prepared tins, filling 3/4 full.
   Bake until tester inserted in center comes out clean,
   20 to 25 minutes. Transfer to racks. (Can be prepared
   1 day ahead. Reheat in 350 deg. oven about 4 minutes.)
   Serve warm.
  
 
 
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