Prep 30 mins
Cook 17 mins
I found this recipe in the local paper, who's source was "The Great Cdn. Muffin Bake-Off, Chatelaine, April 1966." I tried it and was pleased.
- 1 1⁄2 cups thompson seedless grapes (a full flavored raisin)
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup butter, cut into chunks
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon rum flavoring
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 pinch salt
- 1⁄2 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup maple syrup or 1⁄4 cup corn syrup
- In a medium saucepan, cook raisins, sugar, butter, eggs, milk and rum flavoring, stirring frequently, until it is slightly thickened and just beginning to bubble.
- Cool slightly, uncovered.
- In a large mixing bowl, stir tog the dry ingredients.
- Make a well in the centre and pour in warm raisin mixture, stirring just until combined.
- Spoon muffin mixture into 12 greased muffins cups.
- Sprinkle walnuts over top of each muffin.
- Bake at 375°F for 17 minutes or until centre tests done.
- Remove from oven and immediately pour 1 tsp syrup over each muffin.
- Cool about 10 minutes before removing them to cool on rack.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
I was just about to post this very recipe. Good thing I looked ;) This muffin is so tasty. I usually omit the maple syrup topping, but seeing CountryLady's suggestion of piercing the muffins first, well....I've just got to try that.
This is a very easy recipe; the end result is a rather dense muffin with a definite butter tart flavour - even without the rum flavouring! I used brown sugar, pierced the tops numerous times with a toothpick to allow the maple syrup to soak in and skipped the yucky walnuts. Thanx Shar-on!
This is easily my favourite muffin recipe - hands down. It's easy to make, very moist, packed with lots of texture and flavour in each bite and I often get requests for the recipe. These muffins are also good several days later (if you can keep them around that long). :)