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                          HEIRLOOM RAISIN MUFFINS
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Muffins                          Breakfast
                 Fruits                           Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       c            Raisins
    1       c            Water
      1/2   c            Butter/Regular Margarine
      1/4   c            Sugar
    2       ea           Large Eggs
    1 1/2   c            Unbleached Flour, Sifted
    1       t            Baking Powder
 
   Combine raisins and water in saucepan.  Bring to a
   boil, reduce heat and cover.  Simmer 20 minutes.
   Drain raisins, reserving liquid.  Add enough water to
   reserved liquid to make 1/2 cup.  Cool well. Cream
   together butter and sugar in bowl until light and
   fluffy, using electric mixeer at medium speed.  Add
   eggs, beat 2 more minutes. Sift together flour and
   baking powder.  Add flour mixture alternately with 1/2
   cup of reserved raisin liquid into creamed mixture,
   mixing well after each addition.  Stir in raisins.
   Spoon batter into greased 3-inch muffin-pan cups,
   filling 2/3rds full. Bake in 400 degree F. oven 18
   minutes or until golden brown.  Serve hot with
   homemade jam or jelly.
  
 
 
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